our everyday life

How to Keep Cucumber Juice Fresh

by Lauren Corona

Anyone who grows cucumbers in a garden, or has a subscription to a community-supported agriculture cooperative, may find themselves with a glut of cucumbers at certain times of the year. Making cucumber juice is a refreshing way to use them up. Cucumber juice is light, slightly sweet and can be a little bitter or earthy, but in a way many people find pleasant. Served over ice, it makes an ideal summer drink.

Keep it Fresh

Once you've made your cucumber juice, you need to store it correctly to keep it fresh. While it tastes best when consumed on the day it was made, you can save any leftover juice in jars or jugs with tight-fitting lids. It will keep safely in the refrigerator for up to 6 days. If you've made more juice than you can drink in six days, it can be frozen for a maximum of 8 to 12 months and defrosted before drinking.

Photo Credits

  • Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images