Health Benefits of Cold-Pressed Juice
When making cold-pressed juice, fresh fruits and vegetables are placed into a hydraulic or pneumatic (air cylinder powered) press that applies pressure to the produce to extract the maximum amount of juice from the flesh. This method preserves the integrity of the juice, leaving it packed full with its original nutrients. Cold-pressed juice is known for its health benefits including:
- Boosting the body’s immune system with vitamin C
- Lowering cholesterol
- Promoting weight loss
- Increasing energy
- Improving vision and eye health
- Protecting against disease
- Improving skin imperfections
- Assisting in body detox
The Cold-Pressed Method & Equipment
There are several different types of juicers that can be used to make raw juice, but only a real juice press can make real cold-pressed juice. Each type of juicer comes with their own benefits and considerations
- Centrifugal Juicer
This juicer forces the produce towards and through a sharp screen by a moving blade with sharp teeth that produces the juice at a high speed around 6,000-14,000 RPM. This creates heat and oxidation which damages nutrients. This is one of the most common household juicers on the market. It provides consumers with a quick, easy juice that is made for instant consumption. The juice that is made from a centrifugal juicer tends to separate quickly and includes up to 30% solids including skins, seeds, and stems.
- Masticating Juicer (Slow Juicer)
The fruits and veggies are pushed through a chute and are slowly squeezed and forced through a sharp screen at 80-100 RPM. The result is a juice high in solids with lots of indigestible fiber. The juice from a masticating juicer tends to separate more slowly than the juice made from a centrifugal juicer, but still much faster than a real press. These juicers can be ideal for people juicing at home that do not mind the extensive cleaning process and plan to make juice that is intended to be served immediately.
- Twin-Gear Juicer
Similar to the other juicers, twin-gear juicers slowly extract juice from produce by forcing the plants up against a sharp screen at 80-120 RPM with less heat and oxidation than centrifugal. The juice is a pulpy, foamy product that can be bitter to taste and has a thick and chunky mouth-feel. Again, these juicers can be ideal for people juicing at home that do not mind the extensive cleaning process and plan to make juice that is intended to be served immediately.
- Hydraulic (or Pneumatic) Juice Press
A real juice press is the best juicer on the market for creating true cold-pressed juice. This press creates the most amount of juice with around 99% liquid and less than 1% pulp. It also makes juice with the longest shelf life (around 3-5 days) due to its minimal heat and oxidation. This is the juicer we use in store.
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