Storing Home Made Juices and Smoothies

Published: 08th December 2008
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A few words of advice on storing your juice. If you use a centrifugal juicer, you can't really store the juice, you must drink it straight away. This is because the juice is very aerated by the process and oxidizes straight away. A slight negative for the centrifugal machine but that's the way it is! Your body needs the anti oxidant quality of juice for health, oxygen going into the juice at the manufacturing stage weakens the juice's protective power! In short it oxidizes the anti-oxidants! No good!!

The good news is if you own an auger or twin gear juicer your juice is "cold pressed" giving you a nutrient rich juice that you can indeed store!

Now what we do is make our juice in one session in the morning and enjoy it until the day is done. We store the juice in the fridge in bottles with the air tight levered top ensuring an air tight seal, keeping the juice as fresh as possible.

Do please remember this though; as soon as you make your juice it is rather like a battery! full of power straight from the off but it will start to wilt a little before long. The reason for this is that most nutrients are fairly fragile, time, heat, air and processing destroys them, also the enzymes in the juice will actually start to "digest" the nutrients of the juice itself! That's how active or "live" fresh juices are!

We reckon that the best way to enjoy juice is by storing it for no longer than 10 hours in the fridge in an airtight container. Don't leave it overnight, it's too long. For the best results or for health restoring power juice then drink, juice then drink! The auger juicers are easy to clean, so this isn't as hard going as it seems!

Mark makes a lot of juicer and blender
recipes and tries to be as healthy as possible.

For more ideas on juicers and blenders have a look at our information archive.

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