Red Cabbage Grape Juice

  • by Robin Frey
4.5 from 4 Reviews


Vibrant, earthy, and well-balanced, this red cabbage juice includes grape, orange, lime and ginger for a unique and delicious flavor profile.

Yield 12 oz
Calories 105 cal
Yield and calories may vary depending on produce used and method of extraction.
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Red cabbage (aka purple cabbage) is an absolute nutritional powerhouse. 

When most people fire up their juicers, however, red cabbage is not the first thing that comes to mind. But it’s slightly spicy taste and numerous health benefits make red cabbage juice a fantastic addition to a health food lover’s diet.

red cabbage juice with grape and more

Maybe you’re looking to detox on a juice cleanse. Maybe you’re trying to juice fast for weight loss. Or maybe you’re just looking for a tasty and healthy recipe to make when juicing at home.

Regardless of why you’re here, this red cabbage juice recipe will not disappoint.

Click here to jump straight to the recipe. Read on to see why we love this juicy creation.

two glasses of red cabbage juice on a wooden tray

Why We Love This Red Cabbage Juice Recipe

“Really vibrant purple, earthy and well balanced.” – Tasting notes from Chef Gary.  This delicious and unique cabbage juice recipe was created by Chef Gary FX LaMorte using his Goodnature X-1 Mini.

Where do we start with such a wonderful recipe? 

This juice tastes amazing. We’re big fans of the taste of red cabbage in general. But the inclusion of grapes, along with a bit of orange, ginger and lime, leads to a quite unique flavor profile. You’re probably going to want to fire up the juicer and make this one again and again.

Now, let’s move onto the health benefits. We’re not going to list them all (we’d have to write for days to pull that off), but here are the highlights:

  • Ultra-rich in powerful antioxidants. In particular, red cabbage has loads of anthocyanins (more on these in a moment).
  • Supports your immune system (high levels of Vitamin C and more). Every single ingredient is high in Vitamin C. But Vitamin A, Magnesium, Potassium and Vitamin B9-Folate are present in the juice as well.
  • Can help reduce inflammation in the body. All five ingredients have anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Supports gut health. Drinking cabbage juice is well known as a natural remedy for preventing and healing ulcers. 
  • Promotes heart, muscle and nerve health. That’s thanks to the large amount of calcium in red cabbage.
  • Helps prevent cancer. All cruciferous vegetables (like red cabbage) are known for their anti-cancer properties. 
red cabbage juice ingredients

A single glass of this fresh juice is also loaded with enzymes, which help your body break down food and can help with stomach ulcers. Ending with the obvious: this fruity vegetable juice is vegan and gluten-free (people ask).

Anthocyanins in Red Cabbage

Anthocyanins are phytochemicals with antioxidant effects and have been reported as having the ability to support a myriad of health benefits including:

  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Reducing cancer cell proliferation and inhibiting tumor formation
  • Diabetes prevention

These anthocyanin compounds are what give red cabbage its reddish-purple color, allowing for another interesting use — a pH indicator. To quote Compound Chem:

Red cabbage gets its colour from compounds called anthocyanins in its leaves. These anthocyanins are peculiar in that they’re pH-sensitive, and this allows them to be used as pH indicators.

If they are extracted from the red cabbage leaves by boiling the cabbage in water, the resulting solution can be added to different substances to test them.

The pH of the solution they are added to can affect the structure of the anthocyanin molecules, subtly changing them in a way that causes them to appear a different colour, as shown in the graphic [below].

red cabbage ph indicator

So not only are anthocyanins a powerful antioxidant that’s great for your body, it also is what gives red cabbage the special ability to test pH levels of liquids. 

Related recipe: Cabbage Green Juice with Leafy Greens.

Equipment note: We used the M-1 commercial juice press to make this juice recipe, but you can use pretty much any type of juicer. Just keep in mind that the quality will always be higher when using a juice press.

Learn more about the industry-leading commercial juicers we use to make our recipes.

Health Benefits

  • antioxidant
  • improves digestion
  • detoxifying
  • supports immune system
  • cancer preventative
  • reduces inflammation


cabbage (red) 17.5 oz 496 g 1/2 of a medium cabbage head
ginger 0.9 oz 26 g 1 piece of 3 inch ginger root
grapes (black) 5.2 oz 147 g 30 grapes
lime (peeled) 0.8 oz 23 g 1/2 lime
orange (peeled) 1.2 oz 34 g 1/4 medium orange


  1. Wash produce thoroughly.

  2. Pick the grapes from the vine, and peel the lime and orange.

  3. Weigh the ingredients.

  4. Juice all ingredients together.

Pro Tips

  • Make sure you peel the orange and lime to avoid a bitter flavor.

  • You can sub in a red variety of grape if black grapes are not available.

Leave a Comment


  1. 3 stars
    This my first time opening this email red cabbage juice sound nice and I will like to try recipe.


  2. 5 stars
    Looking forward to try this combination


    1. Great! Let us know how you like it


  3. 5 stars
    I just tried it. Only I didn’t have oranges so thought it wouldn’t be too different if I put apples instead. I have an Omega masticating juicer and juiced the lime with the peel and put just a small knob of ginger. It’s awesome! Everybody who tried it loved it. Might be my new favorite juice. Especially since cabbage is so healthy. I was surprised juiced red cabbage with grapes and apples tasted rather mild. And with the lime and ginger I just can’t detect it at all. Thank you!


    1. Awesome Poli! Thanks for sharing your substitute and glad everyone likes it 🙂


  4. 5 stars
    I tried it and found it to taste great and I didn’t taste that earthy taste known in drinking red cabbage juice. Great taste.


    1. That’s great Monique! Thanks for sharing