Juicing is a popular way to increase the amount of fruits and vegetables you consume each day. Since most machines are a significant investment, there are certain features you should look for before making your choice. 

Consider The Size

The size of different components on your juicer will affect your juicing experience. Pay attention to the container where the juice will be collected, the chute, and where the pulp is stored. You will want your juicer to come with a collection container that is large enough to hold one or two large servings of juice. This will allow you to finish the juicing process without the need to change containers or your juice overflowing. The chute of the machine is where you will insert fruits and vegetables for juicing. A larger chute means you do not have to cut up foods before juicing. Choose options that are capable of processing a medium apple or orange without cutting the fruit. Having a larger pulp container also makes juicing easier. Some fibrous fruits and vegetables will generate significant quantities of pulp. Without a larger collection area, you may need to empty the container frequently just during one juicing session.

Choose Your Speed

Generally, higher revolutions per minute (RPM) equate to faster and more powerful juicers. There is some debate on whether you should choose a slow or fast juicer. The theory is slow juicers generate less heat, thereby do not degrade the nutrients in fresh juice like fast juicers. There is no reliable data showing slow juicers outperform fast juicers when considering nutrient density of juice. Any form of processing, whether juicing, blending, or cooking fruits and vegetables will change their nutrient density to some degree. If you are more concerned with increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables by drinking them, focus more on the speed and power of the machine you choose. Slow juicers often have the advantage when it comes to leafy greens or foods like wheat grass that are notoriously difficult to juice.

Aim For Versatility

Having a juicer is not only a financial investment, but it may consume a large amount of counter space. You might prefer a juicer that is able to do more. For example, some machines can be used to pulverize nuts. This is ideal if you consume milk alternatives, such as cashew or almond milk, and want to try making your own. Much like the leftover pulp from fruits and vegetables, you can retain the fiber-rich nut pulp to make your own flour or cheese alternative. Some juicers can act as a tofu press, which makes it easier to achieve crispy tofu if you can squeeze out most of the moisture. Having a machine with several functions can encourage you to use your machine regularly.

Eating the appropriate amount of fruits and vegetables can be difficult. Fortunately, adding the right juicer to your life can help you improve your nutrition by just making a glass of juice. Contact a company that carries green star juicer parts for more information and assistance.