Healthy Juices

Cold Press Juicer

Cold-pressed juice refers to juice that uses a hydraulic press to extract juice from fruit and vegetables, as opposed to other methods such as centrifugal or single auger.

Without pasteurization or high-pressure processing (HPP), cold-pressed juices can be stored in a refrigerator for up to five days, depending on the acidity of the juice and other factors. This type of juice has been commercially produced for decades, but has gained public popularity since 2013. In general, these juices are more expensive than other types of juices, as they are made from 100% fruit and vegetables without any added ingredients.

Principle of cold pressed juicer

Making cold-pressed juice is a two-step process. The first stage is to shred the fruits and vegetables into a pulp. Typically the shredding process uses a steel rotating disc. Produce is loaded into a large hopper feeding tube and typically falls into a filter bag. The second process is the hydraulic press; this exposes the shredded produce to extreme pressures between two plates. The pressure causes the juice and water content from the produce to drip into a collection tray below, leaving behind the fiber content in the filter bag. The fiber left behind is generally composted, recycled in food products or discarded.

After extracting juice from fruits and vegetables, the juice may be consumed raw, or the manufacturer may choose to put the juice through a preservation method such as HPP in order to extend shelf life and kill potentially harmful microorganisms. The HPP process allows the juice to be stored for about 30 days.

Ingredients for Healthy Juice

Ultimate Green Detox Juice:

  • 2 green apples, cut in half
  • 3 stalks celery, no leaves
  • 1 cucumber
  • 8 leaves kale
  • 1/2 lemon, peeled
  • 1 piece fresh ginger
  • Sprig of mint (optional)

Tropical Carrot Apple Juice:

  • 1 large apple, quartered
  • 1/4 (15 ounce) can pineapple chunks
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 pieces fresh ginger

ABC Full Fibre Juice:

  • 2 lemons
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 apples
  • 2 beets

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