Because wheatgrass and other greens are fibrous, they cannot be adequately juiced by most juicers on the market. If you have a centrifugal juicer that you use to make your carrot and apple cocktail every morning, you’ll have to buy another juicer if you want to produce your own wheatgrass juice.
Wheatgrass juicers come in wringing or masticating types. Juicers like the Green Star are similar in function to meat grinders or clothes-wringers: you feed the wheatgrass in slowly, it passes through a set of grinders and presses, and both juice and pulp are extracted. These types of juicers do their jobs so well the pulp comes out dry. Many of these types of juicers are manual, slow, and quiet.
Masticating juicers, like the Champion, obliterate the cell walls of the wheatgrass or other produce it is juicing by “chewing” on it for a while in a chamber. The mass is then strained to produce juice and pulp. This type of juicer is not as efficient at squeezing all the juice from the pulp and it is not as quiet as the wringing type of juicer. A masticating juicer can often multitask. For instance, the Champion juicer can be used to juice other produce and make nut butters and sorbets.
Finding the right wheatgrass juicer for your purposes means finding one that fits your budget. Manual juicers are cheapest and are also usually small. These juicers are easily stored when not in use. Larger and more expensive juicers usually need counter space in the kitchen, but they often perform quickly and in varied ways, making up for their cost and space requirements. Whatever wheatgrass juicer you buy, choosing to make wheatgrass juice a part of your diet is a revolutionary choice, one worth every penny spent.
Written by S.Kumar
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