Craving for a cool glass of nutrient-filled goodness without the added sugar? Then get up, get going and gift yourself and your kids the goodness of health, with a brand new cold pressed juicer!
By Ashwin Dewan
Hot and thirsty? Grab a mug – jug-a-lug juice from a cold pressed juicer. This might sound like a bad jingle for juice, but listen up – if your kids are hankering for fresh juices and you keep wondering if they are just drinking coloured sugar water – a cold pressed juicer is just what you need!
A cold pressed juicer due to its unique way of crushing the fruit or veggie retains the nutritional value – making it truly goodness in a sippy cup!
All mommies (and the papas) want to give nutrition-packed fresh food and drink for their bambinos. And what better way to sneak in those essential vitamins, fibre and minerals than with a fresh juice?
But most times, there is a major nutrient loss of fruits and veggies when they go into the mixer. Which is why many paediatricians and nutrition experts advice you to simply eat fresh fruit and vegetables rather than juice them. But we all know that’s easier said than done with kids.
So juice still remains a great option to pack in that nutrition, provided you do it right. And the right way to do it is with a cold pressed juicer. Also known as slow juicers, this type or juicer is ideal for individuals who want to produce the most healthy and nutrient-dense juice.
As any nutrition enthusiast will tell you, these juicers follow a process whereby they first crush and then press fruits and vegetables to ensure the highest juice yield. An important feature of a cold pressed juicer is that they don’t produce as much heat as a mixie, which means it preserves more of the nutrients of fresh fruits and veggies.
To further explain, cold pressed juice is made with a hydraulic press that uses heavy pressure to extract the maximum amount of juice from fruits and vegetables, making it ideal for health. Since no additional heat or oxygen is utilised during the process, no nutrients are lost.
But before you rush off to buy this kitchen wonder, read on to get a better idea of what to look for in a juicer and check out our list of the best cold pressed juicers in town!
Here is a healthy 'Green Monster' juice recipe for you to try — your kids will love it!
Grind all the ingredients and let it fall into the press bag. This bag acts like the filter. It will collect the skin, seeds and any pulp. The press will slowly ‘press’ or apply pressure to extract the juice. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for two days.
One serving of this green monster juice, contains more than the recommended daily value of vitamin A and vitamin C. It also packs in folate, iron, vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium and potassium.The best part is the carrot, apple and pineapple content makes it sweet – and it’s a great way to sneak in the iron as well.
Note: Please keep in mind that prices may change as per availability and certain sale days.
Sandeep K, a buyer on Amazon says, “This juicer is the solution to all your juicer needs. From fruits to even leafy vegetables it extracts all the juices. Also, it meets the needs of my family every day as far as nutrition goes.”
Get it from Amazon for Rs 7240.
The Kuvings juicer comes equipped with a copper wound brushless 240w motor. This ensures all ingredients are gently squeezed at a slow but steady pace to ensure greater extraction of nutrients.
This juicer packs in power and durability in a slim body. The safety lock system installed ensures juicer starts only after it has been assembled properly. The patented smart cap avoids spillage of juice while the cleaning tool makes it easy to clean the strainers.
Easy to clean, safety lock system, silent motor system, ergonomic and attractive
Price may be on the steep side for many consumers
Manvin S on Amazon says, “This is a good deal. It is an excellent juicer, easy to clean and worth the price. It extracts the juice from the pulp till the last drop.”
Get it from Amazon for Rs 16,900.
Hiren Bavishi on Amazon says, “This juicer is great for almost all types of fruits and vegetables. Very easy to use and power consumption is also low. The low level of the operational noise is a great feature.”
Get it from Amazon for Rs 15,900.
Anindita in an Amazon review says, “The Philips viva collection HR 1832/00 1/5 litre 500-watt juicer is one product that is worth the price. Easy to assemble, the juice is extracted quite efficiently, and pulp is quite dry. However, the cable size could have been a little longer”
Get it from Amazon for Rs 5263.
“It is a nice cold press juicer to make vegetables and fruit juices. Easy to clean with a good performance, it is a must-buy for your home,” says Suhas on Amazon.
Cold pressed juices have a short shelf life compared to other juices. Due to zero-heat extraction, cold pressed juices preserve nutrients for up to three days so it needs to be consumed quickly and cannot be stored for long.
This form of juice is a great way to boost your and your child's health. What's more, children love to drink juice of most fruits and some vegetables. A wonderful way to make juice that is tasty as well as healthy.
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Written by Ashwin Dewan on August 27 2019.
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