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Preparing Fruits & Veggies for Juicing

»Posted by on May 7, 2014 | 0 comments

Preparing Fruits & Veggies for Juicing

There are quite a few ways to extract the juice from fruits and vegetables. The oldest technique is know as the ‘drip method’, a simple method in which you put fruits in an open weave bag and hang it above a container that catches the drips. Steam juicing is another technique that uses heat to extract the juice from fruits. Modern style electric juicer machines use either many tiny blades (centrifugal juice extractors) or ‘gears’ (masticating juice extractors) to shred, chew and squeeze out juice. Regardless of which method we are using, fruits and vegetables need to be prepared correctly. Thoroughly wash all the fruits and/or vegetables that you are going to juice. A vegetables brush is a great investment to clean out stubborn dirt that...

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How to Make Kiwifruit Juice at Home?

»Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 | 0 comments

How to Make Kiwifruit Juice at Home?

Ah kiwis, there is something about the cute little egg-sized fruit that makes me happy. I remember eating my first one as a child. My Grandma gave me one, and I had never seen them before. She served it to my like a boiled egg, with the top sliced off and tea spoon to scoop out the goodness inside. Little did I know that these fruits would be making it to my juice extractor in the distant future. I will refer to the kiwifruits as kiwis or kiwifruits throughout this article. Ok, enough of my reminiscing, and on with the show. Choosing Kiwis Choose kiwifruits that are firm but not rock hard and that are free from blemishes. It should yield to slight pressure, much like that of a ripe peach. Avoid those kiwifruits that are moldy, shriveled and have soft spots. Also...

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How to Make Homemade Apple Juice?

»Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 | 1 comment

How to Make Homemade Apple Juice?

Making Apple Juice at Home When it comes to making apple juice at home, or any fruit juice for that matter, there typically 2 ways of doing so. The first method involves cutting up the fruits and cooking them as part of the process. There are more steps to this method and it is a longer winded approach. The other method is as simple as can be, and that is juce to juice the apples in a juice extractor. Juicing is also a more nutritous method since vitamins and antioxidants are not lost to the heat damage of cooking. So here I am going to show you how to juice apples at home, but there really is not much too it! How to Choose Apples Pick an apple up and feel it for any soft spots and also look for discolorations. When apples pass their ripe stage they start turning...

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How to Make Tomato Juice at Home?

»Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 | 0 comments

How to Make Tomato Juice at Home?

Making Fresh Tomato Juice at Home There are 2 methods for making homemade tomato juice. One method takes a lot more time and involves cooking the tomatoes, the other is super simple – juicing the raw tomatoes! Since cooking kills some nutrients I almost always prefer juicing raw fruits and veggies for making juice. How to Choose Tomatoes? First, check the outer appearance of the tomato. It should be free from blemishes, bruises and be a beautiful deep, bright red. A pale or dull tomato is going to lackluster. Avoid discolorations, a little black spot could indicate rot on the inside. As with many fruits, tomatoes are often picked when they are still green to make it through transportation time. This makes them less tasty. Often they will ripen during...

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How to Make Carrot Juice at Home?

»Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 | 0 comments

How to Make Carrot Juice at Home?

Carrots are a very cost-effective way of making fresh juice at home. They are very nutritous, loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They are an excellent source of one particular group of antioxidants called carotenoids, which are responsible for the orange and yellow colorings in many vegetables. And of these carotenoids, it is beta-carotene that is found abundantly in carrots. Beta-carotene helps protects us from cancer and heart disease, and the body also converts it to vitamin A, a vitamin essential to eye health and the health of our skin, nails and hair. Making Carrot Juice at Home There are 2 ways to make carrot fresh carrot juice. One is more laborous and inolves creating a puree and the other is a lot more simple – just stick the carrots...

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