Lifestyle & Food : Otaheite apple juice - How to make juice with the otaheiti
J.C. Hutchinson, Jamaica's de facto agriculture minister, has called for the production of more fruit juices to supply schools.
"If you travel throughout the country in June, July and August, you'll see all the fruits wasting. We want to get all of this and channel it into the schools for a breakfast programme, where we supply them with fruit juice, and not bag juice. We want to eliminate the bag juice, and the alternate is to provide fruit juice that we gather," he said.
The minister was speaking at a forum in Kingston last Friday. He said that with the creation of more fruit juices there will be more jobs, the nation's gross domestic product will increase, and the performance of the students will improve.
On a trip to St Thomas last year, The STAR spotted a juice vendor making use of the otaheite apple.
These deep-red, near-purple fruits are now in season. These apples are good for making juice because of their high water content and balanced sweetness. Perhaps all that is needed is a bit of ginger to spice things up.
1. Wash and peel apples, remove seed, and chop the fruit into small pieces.
2. Peel and chop ginger and place all ingredients in blender then blend till liquefied.
3. Strain and pour into your favourite glass jug and chill. Serve over ice cubes.