So Robert and I were at a farmers market and we were checking out the juices available from local sources. We got the whole run-down on how Odwalla screwed up the raw-juice thing by making one REALLY bad batch of apple juice that kiled some people, so now all juice bought in stores MUST be pasturized.
Robert and I decided that making our own orange juice would be cheaper and healthier. Any suggestions on what would be the best juicing mechanism to buy?
Oh boy, when it comes to juicing you will find many ideas and options.
If you only want to juice oranges, apples, celery, carrots or cucumbers you can get away with a cheap juicer (40 bucks or so). You can pick one up at Kohl's, Target or Meijer. The Jack Lalanne juicer is considered to be on the low end when it comes to juicers, even though it is 99 bucks. So keep that in mind. It also mentions that you do not have to chop fruits and veggies, that you can juice them whole because it has an extra-large round feeder. Well, thats great, but if you juice kiwi you want to remove the skin because it is toxic. Same rule applies to apple seeds and in high doses, the skin from citrus fruit.
Now, if you intend to juice leafy greens, ginger and wheatgrass things get a little more complicated and a lot more pricey. (
but not limit to)
The cheaper juicers can handle leafy greens for a couple of rounds, but trust me, you will burn the motor on it real quick.
Note: Leafy Green juices cleanse and detox cells and the blood.
Fruit juices are the replenishers