The other day one of my followers and Sorority Sisters, Victoria, asked me about types of juicers. So that’s what this post will be about.
There are 4 main types of juicers that you can use when you are fan of juicing. First is Centrifugal Juicers, second are the Single Gear/Single Auger Masticating Juicers, the third are the Twin-Gear Triturating Juicers and the last ones are the Wheatgrass Juicers. Each type of juicers differs in the way that they make the juice out of fruits and vegetables.
Centrifugal juicers are the most popular and, for the most part, the least expensive of them all. These are the ones that are most often purchased by beginners and those who want just an easy and simple juicing. These types of juicers use a blade that shreds up the fruits and vegetables then spins it (centrifuge.) It spins out the pulp into one chamber and the juice to be dispensed either to a holding chamber or out the spout.
These juicers can accommodate most fruits and vegetables because of its wide insertion area.
Single Auger Masticating Juicers
The single auger masticating juicers create juice by two crushing stages before the pulp is removed. This method will remove a lot of juice and produces an extremely dry pulp. The low RPMs of these juicers give a high yield and low waste.The best thing about these types of juicers is that it can juice almost any kind fruit or vegetable including leafy greens and wheatgrass.
The juice that is produced by this type of juicer stores longer because it doesn’t spin the produce so there is no airintroduced into the juice. Also, no heat is produced during the process so the enzymes and nutrients remain concentrated.
Masticating juicers are also versatile because, in addition to extracting juices, these types of juicers can also homogenize foods to make baby foods, pates, sauces, nut butters, banana ice creams and fruit sorbets.
Twin-Gear (Triturating) Juicers
These juicers are the most expensive of the juicers but they also have the most abilities. Twin gear juicers turn at even slower speeds (RPMs), resulting in even less oxidation from foam and less destruction of nutrients from heat. The low speeds also decrease the aeration and oxidation of the juice, which means, the juice can be refrigerated and stored for a longer time period.
Twin gear juicers are the most efficient type of juicer available. They can extract higher yields of juice from fruits, vegetables and even wheatgrass.
Twin gear juicers operate by pressing food between two interlocking roller gears. This juicing process can yield a larger amount of juice. The high pressure squeezing force of the twin gears breaks open tough cell walls and releases more enzymes, vitamins and trace minerals.
These types of juicers are made only for extracting the juice from wheatgrass and other leafy greens, as well as so
me soft fruits like grapes. Wheatgrass juicers are available in both manual and electric types. If you have a centrifugaljuicer, you could get one of these to juice the wheatgrass and then add to your juice.
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