Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Different Types of Juicers: Which one is best for you?

So you decided to purchase a juicer, but how do you know which type of juicer is right for you? Let's take a look at the different kinds:

Manual Juicers:
According to justjuice.org, "As the name applies, manual juicers are operated by hand and require a little elbow grease." Manual juicers are relatively inexpensive and are ideal for juicing citrus fruits or wheatgrass. As a whole, manual juicers are limited to the range of fruits and veggies they can juice.

Benefits: Juices well, does not require electricity, less expensive than other juicers in the market, less cleaning time.

Centrifugal Juicers:
Traditionally, this is the most common type of juicer according to Kristen Aiken of Huffington Post Taste. "These typically utilize a fast spinning metal blade that spins against a mesh filter, separating juice from flesh via centrifugal force. The juice and pulp are then separated into different containers." Although centrifugal juicers are easy to use and clean, the nutrient retention for a centrifugal juicer is not all that great. Because it operates at such a fast speed and creates heat, much of the enzymes found in fruits and vegetables are lost.

Benefits: 
  • Affordable and easy to use. Centrifugal juicers are great for beginners and people who are short on juicing time. 
  • Easier to clean than electric juicers
  • Great for juicing stringy, fibrous veggies (like celery)
  • Takes in bigger chunks of fruits and vegetables than any other juicer types. 

Cold Press Juicers (Masticating Juicers)
While masticating juicers are relatively new to the juicing market, they are highly effective in their ability to break down hard, fibrous cell walls of fresh produce and produces a high juice yield and very little dry pulp. Because they don't produce much heat, they keep much of the valuable nutrients your body needs intact.

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Benefits:

  • Truly versatile: they can juice anything and everything including hard, fibrous vegetables such as celery as well as leafy greens like wheatgrass, and soft fruits like tomatoes. 
  • Less waste. Masticating juicers produces a lot of juice and very dry pulp. This means that less of your produce is going to waste. 
  • Diverse uses
  • Low motor speed, which means that your juice is not being oxidized from the heat during the juicing process. 

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