There are two main types of juicers; The traditional Centrifugal juicer and the new kid on the block being the Cold Pressed Juicer. Although both machines provide fresh juice, they operate differently, resulting in notable differences in the finished product.
The most widely available electric juicers are centrifugal juicers. These juicers use a fast-spinning metal blade that as the name suggests uses centrifugal force to separate fruit and vegetable juice from the flesh. The problem with centrifugal juicers is that the fast spinning action of the blade creates friction and heat which can destroy nutrients and enzymes from fruits and vegetables. The juice extracted from centrifugal juicers also separates and oxidises much faster. This oxidation causes your juice to begin losing nutrients minutes after juicing. The pulp extracted from these juicers is a lot wetter, yielding much less juice than a Cold Press Juicer. This method of juicing also struggles to extract juice from leafy greens, such as spinach, wheatgrass and kale which are some of the most nutritious and healthiest greens you can juice with.
Cold Press Juicers operate at a very low speed, slowly squeezing the juice out of fruits and vegetables. Many health-conscious people prefer cold-press juicers to centrifugal juicers because they operate at such low speeds generating no heat which effectively retains all the enzymes and nutrients in fruits and vegetables.
Because no heat is applied during the extraction process, the low level of oxidation results in a juice that is flavorful, colourful and nutrient-rich.
Cold pressed juice does not oxidise quickly and can last for up to 72 hours in the refrigerator. The pulp that is produced is also much drier, meaning that the maximum amount of juice has been extracted from fruits and vegetables.
Cold Pressed Juice Benefits:
- Cold pressed juice yields a smooth and pulp-free juice.
- The cold pressed juice method extracts 5 times more nutrients and enzymes vs a centrifugal juicer.
- The low speed creates no friction and no heat, preserving enzymes and nutrients.
- Juice is extracted from the pulp with no oxidation.
- Juice is fully blended with minimal separation.
- Great for fans of green juicing.
- Longer shelf life.
At Juiced Co, we offer a range of 100% natural cold pressed juices that are well-balanced, nutrient-rich and a great way to kick start a healthy diet. All our products are free of stabilisers, additives and preservatives.