I am frequently glanced at oddly in the hallways of the hospital when people see me carrying in my ball jar full of juice for breakfast. If it is green, I get eye rolls or mysterious lurks. Since my staff and I are all experimenting with juicing and recipes for tasty juice, I thought I would explain the differences between juicers.
Centrifugal vs Masticating
Centrifugal juicers work at high speeds and tend to be noisy. They are wonderful at juicing fruits and vegetables quickly and are easy to clean. However, they can juice green leafy vegetables but are not as efficient as a masticating juicer.
A masticating juicer is especially good at juicing the green leafy vegetables such as wheatgrass, spinach, parsley, cilantro, kale, Swiss Chard. One benefit of a masticating juicer is that it requires less veggies to create more juice than a centrifugal juicer. It can also be used to make baby food, pasta, nut butter and ground meat.
I have a centrifugal juicer now since I am still a novice. Eventually, I may upgrade. I found my Omega 3 juicer at Georgetown Market for under $150. There are juicers that are much less expensive and work well.
Tonight–I will be adding Kale and Parsley to my juice and disguising it in a colored glass so my kids will try it before they realize that it is green. Baby steps and devious manuevers are required by this mom to change our family’s diet
Here is a link to a great article that is much more in depth on the differences in juicers —please check it out