Slow juicing is the one and only way to make tasty and healthful “living” juices that are as close to nature as it can get. Let’s talk about how a slow juicer can make better and healthier juices as compared to traditional juicers. The secret is in the way it works.
Ordinary juicers are using sharp graters that work at very high speeds, sometimes as high as 20,000 revolutions per minute. Because of the high speeds and friction involved, these juicers will result in a loss of vitamins, minerals and other valuable nutrients during the juicing process. An ordinary juicer will also introduce more oxygen into the juice so that the juice will start to oxidize quickly. You can often see this when the pulp has a different colour than your juice!
A slow juicer uses low speeds and works at up to 90 revolutions per minute not only to press your fruits but also to extract the juice from the pulp. By gently crushing, grinding and pressing, a lot more of the essential vitamins, minerals and enzymes of the fruits are being preserved. As an added bonus of the slow juicer, the juice will also have a better, more natural taste!
The blades of a blender work at a very high speed to cut up foods. It is a really good use for softer foods like when you make shakes and smoothies. Most of the time, a typical kitchen blender won’t allow you to use hard fruits or vegetables at all, and those who do will only produce a thick, lumpy mass that contains the fruit’s skin and pulp.
A slow juicer can work for soft and hard fruits and vegetables. It gently yet completely separates the juice and pulp so you can make tasty and healthful juices even from vegetables like carrots or cucumbers.
Because of the unique method how a slow juicer works, some of the best slow juicers are suitable to create juice from wheatgrass without any pulp. In the same way as you will be able to extract healthy juice from wheatgrass, you can use a slow juicer for other leafy veggies such as lettuce or spinach. It works even with herbs. Think about making fresh and healthy juices from mint leaves, cilantro or basil! Some of the best slow juicers for this purpose are the slow juicers from Omega. (You can find more about Omega slow juicers in our webshop.)
Slow juicers allow you to make the most natural and healthful juices from fruits, vegetables and herbs. But some slow juicers give you even more possibilities and more flexibility in what you can do with them.
Some slow juicers that are available today, in particular horizontal juicers, can help you make pasta or they can mill herbs and nuts. They can also be perfect if you want to gently mash baby food.
Modern slow juicers give you almost infinite possibilities in what you can do with them, they make a great and smart addition for every kitchen!