When it comes to juicing, there are various methods to extract the juice from fruits and vegetables. Two popular methods are cold pressing and centrifugal juicing. While both methods have their merits, cold pressed juice has gained popularity in recent years due to its numerous benefits. In this blog post, we will explore what makes cold pressed juice better than centrifugal juice.
What is Cold Pressed Juice?
Cold pressed juice is made by using a hydraulic press to extract juice from fruits and vegetables. This method involves applying thousands of pounds of pressure to the produce, resulting in a high-quality juice that retains more nutrients and enzymes compared to other juicing methods.
Why is Cold Pressed Juice Better?
1. Higher Nutrient Content: Cold pressed juice retains a higher amount of nutrients, vitamins, and enzymes compared to centrifugal juice. The slow extraction process minimizes heat and oxidation, preserving the nutritional value of the ingredients.
2. Longer Shelf Life: Cold pressed juice has a longer shelf life compared to centrifugal juice. The absence of heat and minimal exposure to air during the juicing process helps to maintain the freshness and quality of the juice for a longer period. We take it a step further: Our juice is bottled within minutes off the press. This further reduces exposure to oxygen and helps lock in freshness. Our process is refined so that from raw produce to bottled juice (through the weighing/washing and juicing), the temperature of the product never exceeds standard refrigeration temps. This is another step to help combat the natural aging of juice.
3. Better Taste: Cold pressed juice is known for its vibrant flavors and smooth texture. The slow extraction process allows the natural flavors of the fruits and vegetables to shine through, resulting in a more enjoyable and refreshing taste.
4. Improved Digestibility: The high nutrient content and lack of fiber in cold pressed juice make it easier for the body to digest and absorb the nutrients. This can be particularly beneficial for individuals with digestive issues or those looking for a quick and efficient way to nourish their bodies.
5. Reduced Oxidation: Cold pressed juice is exposed to minimal air and heat during the juicing process, which helps to reduce oxidation. Oxidation can lead to nutrient degradation and a loss of freshness in the juice. By minimizing oxidation, cold pressed juice maintains its nutritional value and taste for a longer period.
While both cold pressed juice and centrifugal juice have their advantages, cold pressed juice stands out for its higher nutrient content, longer shelf life, better taste, improved digestibility, and reduced oxidation. If you're looking to maximize the health benefits of your juice and enjoy a more flavorful experience, cold pressed juice is the way to go.
Outside of our formulas, the equipment we use really does the talking. The aforementioned benefits of cold pressed juice is the main key in choosing this method to produce our products. There is a downside - due to the time and volume requirements to fire up our machine, we run a juice batch 3 times a week. The idea of walking in to a juice bar to grab a "pre bottled" juice seems (understandably) a bit skeptical for those that are not well-versed on our product. But we assure you that it is done to provide you with a better tasting, more nutritious, and more effective product. All you need to do is try it and see the difference for yourself!