Juicers are household items that can prepare juices through mechanical means of extraction and separation of the liquids and the solid of fruits, vegetables, and herbs that we consume everyday. Juicers can either be manual or electrically operated machines.
The importance of juicers lies in that, juice offers many health benefits due to the presence of natural enzymes, energy, and vitamins vital for our immune system. Among others, intake of fruit juices are known to be effective in controlling the effects of free radicals and dead cell on our skin and thus keeping our skin healthy and youthful. Since the nutrient contents in juices can be easily absorbed into our body system, it plays effective role in digesting the other solid food that we consume.
While looking for the best juicer, there are certain things that you need to consider like the price, size, weight and versatility it offers. You need to know how much time you can spare each day for making the juices. Choose the one that best describes your lifestyle, and the one requires less effort and time to clean up. And of course, you need the juicer that’s the most efficient in terms of extracting the most juice from your food items.
Centrifugal juicer, Masticating juicer, and Triturating juicers are the three main types of juicers available in general. Each of this offers different advantage in terms of speed, efficiency, and cost-wise.
The centrifugal juicers are the most common type available in the market. These juicers may be somewhat noisy but are suitable for quick juicing as the juice is separated from the pulp at high-speed spinning motion. The masticating juice grinds the vegetables and then squeezes out the juice at slower speed and with spinning action; but allows you to juice many vegetables quite efficiently. Among the three, the twin gear juicer, also known as triturating juicer is considered one of the most expensive, but not the faster performer. But the good thing about these juicers is that the slow speed allows less oxidation from foam and less destruction of nutrients from heat which may be generated due to high speed motion as in the case of centrifugal juicers.
The next option is the masticating juicer, which is especially good for juicing green leafy vegetables such as wheatgrass, spinach, parsley, cilantro etc. Compared to the centrifugal juicer, it’s much more efficient as it require less amount of fruits or vegetable to produce more juice. However, it’s a slow performer.
Another one is the triturating juicer or the twin gear juicer, which is the most expensive among all the three types. As compared to the other two, this juicer is slow. But being slow also ensures that the quality of the juice is always of high grade. By crushing the fruit items in between two gears, then pressing the pulp through stainless steel, the juice is extracted. And it allows the juicer to preserve the important fiber, enzymes, vitamins and other essential minerals.
There are literally hundreds of models available in the market; and depending on your budget, family needs, you can select the juicer of your choice for your healthy living needs.