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The low speed juice extractors (also known as slowjuiceror live juice extractors) are an increasingly popular product as they allow you to create juices that they keep the nutritional properties of fruit and vegetables intact, increasing their digestibility.
A low speed juice extractor it is deeply different from a centrifuge or from a kitchen robot as the latter, due to the high speed, generate heat, static electricity and a large amount of air, elements that oxygenate the juice of the squeezed product and degrade proteins, live enzymes and nutrients.
The consequence of this fact is that a low speed juice extractor produces a juice which is 6 times richer in vitamins is 4 times richer in nutrients.
Also, as the squeezing takes place more efficiently, the amount of juice, for the same product used, it increases, arriving up to double compared to the juice produced by traditional blenders.
The juice obtained from a low speed extractor it's a lot more digestible compared to the intake of fresh fruit and vegetables as insoluble dietary fibers are removed, accelerating the process of absorption of minerals and vitamins.
The juice obtained from a low speed juice extractor they preserve not only the nutrients but also i active principles present in peels and in seeds, valuable for providing more energy and preventing some diseases.
Here are some examples of beneficial substances present in seeds of some fruits:
– Tocopherol, present in pear seeds, which protects against cardiovascular disease
– Resveratrol, present in grape seeds, with anticarcinogenic properties
– Linoleic acid, present in watermelon seeds, which reduces cholesterol
– Ellagic Acid, present in pomegranate seeds, with anticarcinogenic properties.
L'the importance of regularly consuming fruits and vegetables is promoted by doctors, nutritionists and the Ministries of Health of most states in the world, including those of Germany and the United Kingdom which recommend the consumption of fruit and vegetables 5 times a day. In Australia the advice is to consume 2 fruits and 5 types of vegetables per day. In Japan it is recommended to include the consumption of 350 grams of vegetables per day in every diet.
Low-speed juice extractors: the differences between horizontal and vertical models
The choice of a horizontal or vertical extractor (the two models photographed in the opening image of this article) is often dictated by personal needs: usually those who want to specifically squeeze leafy vegetables and wheat grass, choose a versatile horizontal slowjuicer in the most suitable for producing mainly vegetable juices. On the other hand, those who, in addition to daily squeezing fruit and vegetables, want to produce creamy smoothies are oriented towards a vertical model.
Another element that can influence the choices is the design: generally vertical extractors have a more modern and refined design. The horizontal extractors have a more “classic” look.
Low-speed juice extractors: what are the reasons for the large price differences?
The price differences between apparently similar low-speed juice extractor models can be high, risking confusing the consumer.
For this reason it is important to rely on sellers of proven reliability and experience, able to explain in detail the advantages and disadvantages of each product, then leaving the customer free to choose which product to buy.
We consulted the creators of the site Slowjuice.it which offers low-speed juice extractors from the best brands at a very wide range of prices to get precise information on the motivation of this wide range of prices and Alexander, one of the creators of the site, explained to us that the cochlea, that is the worm that squeezes the ingredients, is one of the main elements that determine the price of the products together with the material used.
Screw of a horizontal low-speed juice extractor and vertical low-speed juice extractor
Alessandro then added: “On our siteSlowjuice.it you can find the manual extractor for around 150 euros but also top models that cost up to 1,400 euros and the fact that the extractor is horizontal or vertical has no influence on the price.
The reasons for the differences are instead other. Products Huromof the second generation, for example, are equipped with an auger innovated by the patented "Slow Sqeezing Technology”Which allows you to obtain a greater quantity of juice and better quality than previous models and many other brands. In the Angel models the auger is double and completely in stainless steel in a very resistant alloy that in a couple of models is the same that is also used for surgical instruments. Furthermore, each Angel juicer is assembled manually and is completely made of steel and this, of course, explains the high price.
Others factors that help create the price gap I'm the material of realizationand of the device, the applied technology, the versatility of the same and the design. The materials used for the products range from plastic (by now almost all models are BPA-free plastic, ie without the use of bisphenol-a) to stainless steel. "
Low speed juice extractors: other advantages
Between advantages interesting practices of these products is certainly appreciable separate collection of the juice he was born in waste product which come out directly from two spouts to flow into two separate containers.
Juice and waste come out of two different channels: a very practical solution!
Low speed juice extractors: recipes
Once you have bought your low-speed juice extractor you can indulge yourself by creating a myriad of recipes by yourself, combining fruit and vegetables of different types and in different proportions.
We asked the friends of Slowjuice.it to suggest a "green recipe" in honor of our site and here's what Alessandro proposed to us:
Green Energy Juice
Ingredients to make 1 liter of juice:
- 6 Granny Smith apples Green Energy Juice
- 1 cucumber of those that are eaten with the peel.
- 1 celery
- 6 kiwis
- Peel the kiwis and cut the ingredients into small pieces. The celery stalks should be cut into pieces of about 2-3 cm. A few mint leaves can be added to taste.
Insert everything into the extractor and in a few seconds ... voila! The juice is done! :-)
Do you want other recipes? You can find them in the special Recipes section of Slowjuice.it
Low-speed juice extractors: where to buy them
Surely Alessandro from Slowjuice.it gave me an excellent impression, that of a competent, correct and passionate person, capable of giving timely advice to meet different needs.
Alessandro's company is also Italian, based in Modena (all complete data including address and telephone number can be found on the official website) and offers the latest models of products from the best brands.
Try visiting the Slowjuice.it siteand if you have any doubts or questions about any product, contact Alessandro! ;-)
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