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Wheatgrass Juicer

By , 2 November, 2010, No Comment

Wheatgrass juice has continued to gain popularity due to the remarkable health benefits it provides. However, juicing wheatgrass is not quite as simple as juicing other types of produce. Wheatgrass is very fibrous and can easily clog many types of electric juicers. Another thing that needs to be taken into consideration is the speed of the juicer. Many of today’s high speed juicers are fine for most types of produce, but the juicers with extremely high speeds can be counter-productive for a wheatgrass juicer because it will oxidize the enzymes in the wheatgrass juice.

A citrus juicer will not be powerful enough to extract the juice from the wheat grass plant and while manual wheatgrass juicers can do a great job, not everyone has the strength, or the determination to want to go this route.

There are several great wheatgrass juicers including the Power Juicer, which is a Jack LaLanne juicer. The Jack LaLanne juicer is a powerful juicer capable of standing up to the particular demands of juicing wheatgrass. The Jack Lalanne Power Juicer is a reliable juicer machine that has a long reputation of delivering quality juicing.

Jack Lalanne’s JLSS Power Juicer Deluxe Stainless-Steel Electric Juicer

$124.99

Jack Lalanne PJP Power Juicer Pro Stainless-Steel Electric Juicer

$149.95

Breville BJE200XL 700-Watt Compact Juice Fountain

$77.00

Other popular juicer machine options are the Norwalk Juicer, the Juiceman Juicer and the Breville Juicer Juice Fountain, both excellent choices that have proven their ability to consistently deliver top-quality results at an affordable price.

There is nothing you can do that will improve and alter you health as much as implementing a juicing regimen into your daily life. Drinking freshly juiced fruits and vegetables every day will dramatically improve your health and well-being.  Making the decision to begin juicing can be one of the most important decisions in your life. Not only is a juicer an investment, a juicer is also an investment in your future health.

Whichever wheatgrass juicer you choose, be sure it is a high quality juicer and it will certainly become a favorite appliance in your healthy kitchen. Many wheatgrass juicers, as well as all-around juicers, will come with a couple of juicer recipes included with the machine. However, it is always a good idea to pick up one of the many good books for juicer recipes; this will help get you started and show you the versatility of your new machine.

Wheatgrass Growing Kit W-400 by Back To Basics

$39.95

Organic Wheatgrass Growing Kit w/ Hurricane Stainless Steel Wheat Grass Juicer- Everything to Grow & Juice Wheatgrass

$132.95

Healthy Juicer – Manual Hand Powered Wheatgrass Juicer – Wheat grass juicer

$44.95

Tips for Buying a Power Juicer

By , 11 July, 2010, 1 Comment
Juicing fruits and vegetables provides an exceptional source of vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients all packed into a single glass of delicious juice.  And buying the right juicer can mean having the power to extract every drop of goodness from the produce you choose; giving you the advantage of their incredible health benefits.  It can also mean the difference between having fun concocting your own delicious juice blends and fighting with a temperamental juicer that doesn’t live up to expectations.

Power juicers come in a variety of styles and offer numerous functions based on the size and model you choose.  There are manual juicers, masticating juicers, the Jack Lalanne Power Juicer, single auger juicers and centrifugal juicers and even the wheatgrass juicer; there’s definitely a juicer to fit your needs.  The question is which one?

Power juicers not only make healthy fruit and vegetable drinks, some can even make delicious smoothies, sorbets, frozen desserts, soups and homemade nut butters.  The features you can get on your power juicer vary as widely as the prices. 

The following tips will help provide some things to consider when choosing your new power juicer.

What to look for when choosing a power juicer –

  • The first thing you need to do is decide how you’ll be using your new power juicer.  What you’ll be juicing will help determine the type of power juicer you will need.  For instance, if you will be juicing wheatgrass or heavier root vegetables, you will need a wheatgrass juicer.  If you’ll be juicing mainly fruits a simple citrus juicer may be all you need.  Compare the different features of power juicers to determine which you’ll need and which you can live without.
  • Some juicers can be very complicated to take apart and put back together, this makes cleaning a chore.  However, it’s important to keep in mind that the more complex power juicers are often the higher quality juicers which require additional maintenance.  These factors need to be considered if ease of use is important to you.
  • The speed of the motor is another important factor to consider.  Certain vegetables will benefit from being juiced at a slower speed which helps preserve their nutritional value.
  • The slower the motor, the cooler the resulting juice will be.  When the motor runs fast, the juice is exposed to more air which results in higher levels of oxidation.  This oxidation then breaks down the nutrients in the juice.  The power juicers with slower motors preserve more nutrients and enzymes extracting a juice that has retained most of its nutrients.  Juices that have been heavily oxidized are best consumed immediately and not stored in the refrigerator because they are prone to spoil easily.
  • If you’ll be making juices for medicinal purposes or making wheatgrass juice, you’ll want a juicer with the slowest motor speed, about 80 rpm.  These extra slow power juicers are designed to keep cool and retain the enzymes in the juice for greater potency.
  • Some juicers can be very loud and depending on when you’ll be juicing may be disturbing.  Research the noise level of the power juicer before making a purchase if this is an issue for you.
  • There are power juicers that can be used to make a variety of foods other than just juice.  The basic vegetable juicer and most centrifugal juicers will only make juice.  Other power juicers can make frozen desserts, nut butters and more.  Deciding whether you’ll be using your juicer for more than juicing will help to narrow your choices.
  • Decide where you’ll be keeping your juicer once you get it home.  If counter space is at a premium, there are upright juicers that conserve space while offering excellent high quality juices.
  • Be sure to review the warranty that comes with the power juicer.  Most good quality juicers will have a 5 year warranty and some will be as long as 15 years.
 
Power Juicer

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There are several very good quality juicers on the market and finding the one to suit your needs will be an important part in establishing a fun and healthy juicing tradition.  The Breville juicer – Compact Juice Fountain and the Jack Lalanne juicer – Power Juicer Pro are both excellent models.

Fresh homemade fruit and vegetable juices can enhance health and treat a number of ailments.  But buying the right juicer machine for your needs can take time and research, but it’s time well spent.  In the end, you’ll be rewarded with delicious and healthy juice from a machine that is a pleasure to use.  Have fun creating your own unique juicer recipes!