Cold-Press vs. Centrifugal Juicers
Here at Raw ME, we use only the best ingredients and the best methods of juice extraction.
The cold-pressed method gently and slowly grinds the produce into a fine pulp and is placed in cloth press bags . Two stainless-steel plates press the bag full of pulp using 4 thousands pounds of pressure, extracting every last drop of juice. This little-to-no-heat method results in a juice that’s not only superior in flavor but also in nutritional value, containing up to five times the amount of vitamins, minerals and enzymes as a typical centrifugally-produced juice. Cold-pressed juice may be bottled and kept fresh for up to 5 days.
The most widely available and traditionally used juicer in the home and juice bars in Qatar is a centrifugal juicer. These appliances extract juice with a fast-spinning metal blade that spins against a mesh filter, separating juice from the fruit/vegetable by force. As the blade inside this juicer spins it generates heat, destroying enzymes and micro-nutrients in the process. This heat also creates oxidation which ages the juice faster (shorter expiration date).
While even cold-pressed juice starts to naturally separate after time, centrifugally-produced juice begins to separate almost immediately due to premature oxidation during the extraction process. Centrifugal juicers also produce a juice that usually is quite foamy - and that foam is made up of air bubbles, exposing your juice to continued nutrient loss. In order to receive any real benefit from this type of juice, you need to drink it within 20 minutes of it being made.
Grocery Market Juices & Pasteurization
Most fruit and vegetable juices found at the supermarket must be processed and treated to maintain a longer shelf-life as required by government. This is usually accomplished by adding preservatives and pasteurizing.
Pasteurized juice is heated to a high temperature killing the vital raw vitamins, enzymes and minerals making the juice nutritionally void.
Raw ME Juices are handcrafted daily using the top of the line cold-press juicer. It's a delicate time consuming process, but the result is worth it.
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