Friday, 15 January 2010
The masticating juicer has three main benefits over a centrifugal juicer namely, they yield a lot more juice (especially from soft fruit and veg), they hold more nutrients (up to 60% more) because they generate less heat (which kills nutrients) and they can juice wheatgrass and sprouts/shoots.
The disadvantages are they are much pricier and tend to be harder to clean (a real factor for consideration when you juice regularly), they also have a small feeder tube which means more time cutting up the produce.
How it works: The produce is fed into the feeder tube and is forced into a rotating worm gear which turns quite slowly. the worm gears literally crush the produce, separating the juice through a fine mesh screen into a container placed under the feeder tube and ejecting the pulp.
I recommend that you use free range and organic produce for every recipe, diet, juice and detox found within this site. There is no substitute for good quality food!
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