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Citrus juices are very important for health and nutrition. Some people even buy special citrus juicers.
To juice citrus fruit:
* remove and discard the skin
* remove seeds, but leave lots of the nutritious white pith
* quarter the citrus fruit and put it in your citrus juicer for processing.
After juicing, the citrus pulp can be used in jams and jellies, a healthy complement to diet and nutrition.
Fruit juices are invaluable when you're juicing for health and nutrition. All fresh fruit suffers during processing, but a home fruit juicer changes that.
Home-squeezed fruit juices won't lose vitamin C from heating. You'll be drinking your fresh fruit juices right from your fruit juicing machine rather than a can.
Some fruit juices that have a longer life to begin with can be frozen.
After squeezing fruit in your fruit juicing machine, add a few drops of fresh lemon juice per ounce and immediately freeze the fruit juices in sealable plastic containers.
Frozen fresh fruit juices keep for several weeks. Fruit juices kept longer than that will begin to go bad even while frozen.
Drink freshly squeezed fruit juices immediately to reap the most benefits to diet and nutrition. Some fruit juices stay relatively fresh-tasting if chilled in a covered container after leaving your fruit juicer.
These fruits include:
Fruit juices hold their flavor better if you add a few drops of fresh lemon juice per ounce of fruit juice.
Fresh fruits, bought that day, make the best fruit juices. Hit your local farmers market and get the best seasonal fruits available.
Wash the fruits, dry them and juice them immediately in your home fruit juicer.
Freshly squeezed fruit juices are at their peak of freshness and potency and are most beneficial to diet and nutrition. Drink the fruit juices within 15 or 20 minutes of having juiced them.
Citrus juices are among the favorite fruit juices. You'll need a special citrus juicer or citrus juice attachment on your home juicer to extract this delicious juice.
Many fruit juicers, such as the Omega, come with an optional citrus attachment that converts the juicer into a professional citrus juicer.
One attachment often fits several models in a particular juicer line. The citrus attachment slows down a high-speed juicer, providing the torque necessary to squeeze every last drop of citrus juice from citrus fruits.
Some fruits, such as avocados and bananas, are the wrong consistency to juice easily in fruit & vegetable juicers. You may want to consider a blender as an alternative.
A blender, such as the K-Tec Champ HP3, can help. Put a few ripe avocado strips in the K-Tec Champ HP3, pour in your freshly juiced fruit juices and blend. The avocado will make the fruit juices creamier. Bananas will make your fruit juices thicker.
Buy fruits at their height of ripeness and juice them immediately to gain the most benefits toward diet and nutrition. Fruits should be bought a few days from maximum ripeness if you plan to store them before juicing in your home fruit juicer.
Don't store fresh fruit juices in a glass container that is too large. Air trapped inside the jar will deteriorate the fruit juices.
Centrifugal fruit and vegetable juicers have a high-speed continuous blade (or separator) at the top. Cut your fruit to size and press the fruit into the slot at the top.
The fruit hits the high-speed, stainless-steel grater edges inside the strainer basket and is separated into pulp and fruit juices. If the juicer has a pulp extractor, like the Green Star juicer, for example, the fruit juice goes into one container and the pulp into another.
A masticating juicer crushes fruit and squeezes the crushed mass with tremendous pressure into a paste, then squeezes out the fruit juices.
Masticating juicers with a hydraulic press send the paste to a bag from which the fruit juices are squeezed out. These fruit juicers tend to produce more juice per pound of fruit.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|