Primitive Manzanita Cider

Primitive cultures made very good use of the natural environment to make shelter, clothing, tools, to acquire food and even tasty beverages. A number of nutritious and refreshing drinks can be made from various plant species. Manzanita is a bush or small evergreen tree common in the mountains and chaparral communities of the southwest United States. There are over one-hundred species of manzanita and most have edible fruit. Natives commonly ate the fruit fresh, dried it for future use, and even made it into a cider. Manzanita fruit ripens in the summer when a refreshing beverage is most desirable.

In this video I will show you how easy it is to make a tasty fermented beverage and it can be done using many other fruits as well.

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