What is a masticating slow juicer and why is it better?

How They Process Fruits And Vegetables

They break the food up into small pieces and then slowly but powerfully use an auger to cold-press the pulp through a strainer or steel mesh. They are very different from centrifugal models which tend to grind up your food with blades, often heating up the cells of the organic material,  and allow the juice to fall into a chamber while tossing the pulp into another chamber. The pulp is often very wet and full of nutrients.


They Extract Juice From Even The Most Dry Vegetables (i.e. Wheat Grass)

These days Wheat grass has become a ridiculously popular health food that’s sold almost exclusively at stores that specialize in organic and health food. It’s very expensive and often has to be special ordered for customers. People that want to drink wheatgrass juice rely on this single or double auger masticating slow cold press juicers. They want to get as much juice as possible out of their investment in their health. The Zweissen Cold press slow juicer is an excellent and economical way to get into slow cold press juicing. Of course that makes it great for more readily available and less expensive vegetable like broccoli and kale as well.



Less Oxidation

If you’ve ever juiced before you might have been driven batty by the amount of foam sitting on top of your juice. That foam is not only impossible to drink but it’s also evidence that your juice has been oxidized. Something that centrifugal juicers tend to do a lot of. Oxidation is the cells being broken down. It happens naturally and it’s a process we can’t stop, but we can slow it down. Since the auger squeezes fruits and vegetables very slowly it grinds oxidation down to nearly a halt while centrifugal styles actually speed it up. The augers in a slow juicer are very slowly press the fibers through the chute to get the maximum amount of juice from them, with the smallest amount of heat and oxidation.


Is Masticating Better Than Centrifugal? Not Always.

When you compare masticating vs centrifugal juicers you’ll find that the biggest benefit to masticating is the higher juice yield, maximum nutrients, and low oxidation.

Key Concept: If you took the pulp from a centrifuge and ran it through a masticating unit, you’d get a surprising amount of juice in your glass. A centrifugal juicer simply grinds up your fruits and vegetables into a pulp and allows whatever fluids come out to be captured in a reservoir. The slow squeezing of the augers of a masticating juice machine squeeze every last bit of fluid and nutrient out of your pulp. This is absolutely crucial if you are spending extra money on more expensive organic produce.


Would You Be Better Off With A Centrifugal Juicer? Slow juicers are fantastic but they aren’t perfect. If you want to make a lot of fruit juice volume in a hurry you should consider a powered electrical centrifugal juicer instead. But if you would like maximum nutrition, and maximum juice extraction without oxidation or pulp and fiber loss, then you should try a slow cold press juicer like the Zweissen Cold press Juicer.

This entry was posted in: Uncategorized on June 3, 2015.