Art of Juicing: Different Types of Juicers

According to Revelations 22:2, In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

Juicing is a very healthy way of taking in vitamins and nutrition held by fruits. There are times when we are on the go and we don’t have time to eat fruits so we can drink them instead. It provides a healing of the body by detoxifying it making us healthier and happier as we go.

Masticating Juicers / Single Gear / Single Auger Juicers

This type of juicer uses a single gear that pulverizes fruits and vegetable fiber for more nutrition in your juice. This type of juicer are able to extract more amounts of juice compared to other juicers. They are capable of juicing any type of fruits, vegetables, grasses, leaves and other types of greens or herbs. Another great thing about masticating juicers is the slower speed that results to less foam and gives you more nutrition. This kind of speed can increase the shelf life of your juice so you can make a batch and put them in your fridge. Masticating juicers are also used to make baby foods, sauces, ice creams and sorbets.

Twin-Gear (Triturating) Juicers

This is the most expensive type of juicer because of their many benefits. This type of juicers turn at even slower speed compared to the masticating juicer. Slower speed means less oxidation and more nutrients because of less heat. This also means longer shelf life for your juices so you can enjoy them at a later time. Twin gear juicers are the best juicers available in the market today. They are able to extract juices from vegetables, fruits, leaves, herbs and other greens. They produce the driest pulp out of all juicers meaning they extract the most juice out of them.

This type of juicer operates by pressing the ingredient in between 2 rolling gears. This is why this type of juicer yields a larger juice volume. The pressure created by the squeezing force of a triturating juicer allows the pulps to release more enzymes and vitamins. Green Star GS-1000 is a known triturating juicer.

Centrifugal Juicers

This is the most popular kind of juicer today. If you look around in a department store, this is the type of juicer that you will find lying around. Centrifugal juicers are great when it comes to juicing any type of ingredient just like the other 2 types. However, this type of juicer does not have high yields of juicing when it comes to wheatgrass, spinach, lettuce or other greens or herbs. They come with large feeding chutes so you can put whole foods that you want to extract juice from without having to cut them.

It works by grating the ingredient ingredients into a pulp and using centrifugal force, push the pulp against a strainer screen. The advantage of this type of juicer is that it can extract juice very fast so if you are in a hurry, this will be an advantage. However, the pulp that this type of juicer produce is very wet. This means that not all juices are extracted and more nutrients are left in the pulp. It also operates using high speed which means that the juice extracted is very foamy and cannot be stored for long periods of time.