JUICING AND CLEANSING: SELECTING YOUR JUICER

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JUICING AND CLEANSING: SELECTING YOUR JUICER

JUICING AND CLEANSING: SELECTING YOUR JUICER

Picking a Juicer

The last step on your journey to juicing is picking a blender. This is an important decision as the right blender can make juicing that much easier and more enjoyable. But what is out there and how can you decide? There are two options when it comes to how the juice is extracted: centrifugal or masticating.

Centrifugal juicers work by pushing the fruit down into a basket with teeth that grind the fruit or vegetable into a soft pulp. The basket is spinning at a fast rate of speed so the centrifugal force push the pulp against the side of the basket. The basket has tiny holes which serve to strain the juice out of the pulp.

 

Centrifugal juicers

Masticating juicers work by pushing the produce down a chute where a slow spinning blade “chews” the food into mush. This is then pushed down a tapered tube which pushes the juice out of the mush. The end of the tube contains a tiny mesh screen to allow the juice to escape.

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Masticating juicers

Recently, masticating juicers have become more popular even though they are generally higher in price. This is in large part due to the fact that centrifugal juicers heat up the pulp which destroys essential nutrients in the fruit. In addition, a masticating juicer can be used for other culinary pursuits, so you get more for your money.

By Susan McGeeRecently, masticating juicers have become more popular even though they are generally higher in price. This is in large part due to the fact that centrifugal juicers heat up the pulp which destroys essential nutrients in the fruit. In addition, a masticating juicer can be used for other culinary pursuits, so you get more for your moneyJUICING AND CLEANSING: SELECTING YOUR JUICER