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V8 Juice

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ready in: 2-5 hrs
serves/makes:   3 qts

recipe id: 8751
cook method: stovetop

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8 quarts water
4 pounds homegrown tomatoes, chopped
1 bunch celery, chopped
8 green jalapeno peppers, chopped
1 cup vinegar
3 bay leaves
2 tablespoons oregano
1 large onion, chopped
1 head garlic, pressed
4 tablespoons salt
4 tablespoons sugar


In a large pot, combine all ingredients except the sugar, bring to a boil, and cook at a steady boil for 2 hours.

Remove from heat and strain through a relatively fine mesh, making sure to express all the liquid you can.

Discard the pulp, return the liquid to the pot, and boil for another couple of hours, or until the liquid is reduced to roughly three quarts. Add four tablespoons of sugar, remove from heat, stir, and let cool.

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62 calories, 1 grams fat, 15 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams protein per 1 cup. This recipe is low in fat.
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Sep 1, 2014


I'm not sure how this will taste like V8 when—according to Campbell's, the manufacturer—V8 contains the juices of these eight veggies: tomatoes, carrots, celery, beets, parsley, lettuce, watercress, and spinach. Jalapeño, garlic, and vinegar are not in the ingredients list.

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I dont see your logic. We aren't eating the vegetables, we are drinking the liquid where all the vitamins and minerals have gone. Maybe you should read more....

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Just a note that while it is true that for the majority of veggies cooking causes nutrient loss, the licopene and antioxidants in tomatoes are brought out by cooking and there are more health benefits to eating cooked tomatoes than raw. And at any rate, cooking vegetables does not cause them to become unhealthy, just less vitamin rich.

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i just have to say... i have always read up that overcooking vegetables kills the nutrients of the vegetable. you guys cook your vegetables for 4 hrs. and you mean to tell me that v8 i supposed to be healthy. c'mon

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