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Verjuice – Verjus – Omphacium
A Delicious Alternative to Vinegar + Lemon

Verjuice/verjus, sour grape juice for gourmet cuisine

Vegan Product · Histamine-Free

What is Verjuice?

Verjuice (French verjus = green juice) is the juice of green grapes.

It is used instead of lemon or vinegar as a flavour enhancing ingredient in cuisine.

The sourness of Verjuice is much milder than that of vinegar and its scent much more fragrant than that of lemon.

Launch Offer Verjuice

3 bottles (240 ml) verjuice incl. shipping inside of Europe
EUR 23.50
Please contact us about shipping outside of Europe.

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How to Use Verjuice

Cooking with Verjuice: try recipes for

Cooking …

Verjuice can be used as a marinade or sauce base for poultry, fish and meat and is also a delicious ingredient in salad dressings.

Food prepared with Verjuice goes well together with wine due to their common origin.

… as a Drink

A dash of Verjuice makes soda fruity and tasty and its well tolerated acidity makes it a wonderful ingredient in cocktails.

Do also try Versecco, our non-alcoholic champagne made of verjuice.

Ripe grape of Huxel
Grape of Huxel

How Verjuice is Made

The grapes used to make Verjuice are harvested in summer, when they have not yet produced any sugar. Harvesting is manual work, so technical requirements are high while the output is small – but the delicious taste of Verjuice makes the process worth doing.

Fuchs Winery – Huxel Verjuice

Our Huxel Verjuice has a mild, but full-bodied acidity and the very intense flavour of Huxel grapes. It is bottled pasteurised, whithout any additives.

History of Verjuice

Verjuice was well known in ancient Europe and during the Middle Ages as a delicious and healthy cooking ingredient as well as a powerful medicine.

Ancient scientists such as Plinius the Elder, Cornelius Celsus and Dioscurides all described the healing, astringent and disinfecting effects of Verjuice (Lat. omphacium) on the mouth, throat and the entire digestive system.

Verjuice continued to be a very popular cooking ingredient during the late Middle Ages, however when lemons became imported, Verjuice disappeared from European kitchens.

The Medieval physicians of the Arabic World also worshiped Verjuice (Arabic: hisrim) as a healthy food and medicine.