Everyone likes drinking fresh juice, but sometimes we run out of ingredients. Surprisingly, our nearby grocery stores run out of ingredients, so we’re left with the remaining juice at our home. We wonder if our juice gets bad if we store it for long. If you have a habit of drinking juice daily, you might want your juice to last longer until the ingredients are available again.
Celery juice is a healthy drink, but its storage place is crucial if you make a little extra in advance. How long does celery juice last in the fridge? When you’re putting the juice in the fridge, it can be used for 2-3 days. If stored in the freezer, it can go well for 6 months.
Making your vegetable juice is always good, but it might not last long compared to store-bought juices. Store-bought celery juice has preservatives and is made from pasteurization. It’s a process that helps in removing bacteria from the juice.
Many experts advise drinking celery juice in the morning hours on an empty stomach. This lets your digestive system gain the maximum nutritional benefits from the juice.
Just like other juices, making celery juice can be a long process and might not excite you daily to make it in the morning. Wash the celery, cut it, mix it, remove the pulp, etc. This process can take a lot of time; that’s why people prefer making it extra to save for later. However, how you store it depends on how long it will last.
When you freeze celery juice, you increase its usage life. However, the nutritional benefit might be reduced slightly, but it’s still beneficial. Here’s how you can freeze celery juice:
- Transfer the juice into separate airtight bags per the quantity you consume daily. It can also be frozen in the ice cube trays.
- You should consume all the juice within 6 months of its refrigeration to get its benefits.
When you make homemade celery juice, you can expect it to last around 24-72 hours when stored in the fridge. However, the best taste and benefits will be received when you drink it within 20 minutes of making it. It also depends on the juicer you are using to make the juice.
If you’re using a centrifugal juicer to produce juice, the juice’s life will be around one day only.
When using a masticating juicer, celery juice can last for 3 days.
However, if you’ve got your hands on a twin gear juicer, the juice can last for more days, like 4-5 days.
Whether you’re making celery juice in a juicer or blender, we’ll tell you the steps for both.
- Take two bundles of celery, and cut the top and bottom of the stalks.
- Gently wash them in a colander.
- Insert the stalks into the juicer’s feeding tube.
- Enjoy your delicious juice and store any leftovers in the fridge.
- Same as the first two steps of a juicer.
- Chop the stalks again into medium-sized pieces.
- Toss them in the blender. Add water about ½ cup. Turn on the blender and stop it when you see a smooth mixture.
- Take a thin kitchen towel or nut milk bag (clean), place it over a bowl, and pour the juice into the bowl. The whole juice won’t automatically transfer through the bag so use your fingers to squeeze the cloth.
- Enjoy your drink.
Celery juice is packed with healing benefits that are discussed below.
Celery comprises apigenin, a flavonoid that has proven to destroy cancer cells. Celery has polyacetylenes that contain chemoprotective compounds that boost immunity and reduce toxins from your body. It also helps to reduce the mutants growth.
It helps you in digesting things efficiently and fastly. It also increases stomach acid, that’s crucial for breaking down foods like protein. This is good for especially those who follow a high protein diet.
3-n-butylphthalide (BuPh) is present in celery juice. It reduces the level of bad cholesterol in our blood because of its lipid-lowering action.
Celery juice acts as a muscle relaxant and helps in reducing blood pressure levels. Thus the flow of potassium and calcium improves and expands the blood vessels.
The production of enzymes is increased by celery juice, improving the functioning of the liver. In addition, enzymes help eliminate toxins and fat from the body.
The circulation in the intestines is increased by drinking celery juice which gets the things moving. It’s a great remedy for bloating, constipation, water retention, and puffiness.