Educational

Is The Juice You’re Buying Actually Raw? Here’s How to Tell

Did you know that juice companies are legally allowed to label the juice as “raw” even if it’s not? That’s because there’s no “standard of identity” for the term “raw” under FDA guidance. Additionally, businesses are not required to label if the juice has been pasteurized or HPP’d, since processing steps don’t need to go…

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How to Quickly Cool Down Juice

It is very important to cool the juice down as quickly as possible to avoid time and temperature abuse. Making sure the juice quickly reaches proper temperature will keep it bright, fresh, and tasting great longer. When making juice commercially, you are probably making juice in large batches. While large, national producers of cold-pressed juice…

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Why Not to Pasteurize Cold Pressed Juice

Our customers are always asking about how to extend the shelf life of cold-pressed juice. Basically, it comes down to a few options: Acidity, time and temperature, and other natural methods – to get an extra few days High Pressure Processing (HPP) – to get about 30-45 days shelf life Heat Pasteurization (Flash, HTST) –…

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Achieving Maximum Hourly Output from Your Juicer

Let’s start with a single question quiz: Amy needs to produce 40 bottles of juice. Her commercial juicer is rated to produce a maximum of 40 bottles of juice per hour. She is juicing by herself. How long will it take her to make the juice from start to finish? A. 30 minutes B. 1…

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How To Store Produce for Juice

Should I store all of my produce for juice in the refrigerator? This is a common question from both the at-home juicer (especially when preparing for a juice cleanse) and the commercial juicer. Where I find most of the confusion lies is with the fact that not all produce REQUIRES refrigeration in order to stay…

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Adding Pureed Fruit to Your Fresh Juice Recipes (Why & How-To)

If you’ve ever tried juicing a mushy (or un-juiceable) fruit only to end up with a tough-to-drink mess, this guide is for you. We often get asked about juicing fruits like mangoes, kiwis, berries, and peaches. People are used to seeing these fruits in the “juices” that are found on the supermarket shelves. These  blended…

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Comparing M-1 vs X-1 Mini vs X-1 Juice Presses

Quick overview Before we get into the details, I think it’s important to give a quick overview of our three most popular cold-press juicers: M-1: The Goodnature M-1 is our smallest available commercial juice press, that is meant for making a single serving of juice per press (about 16 – 20 ounces) in under 3…

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Keeping Juice Fresh – Time and Temperature Abuse

I was in LA back in 2015, and my friend Adam was visiting from Australia to do some research about the juicing industry. I organized a factory tour for us of what was (at the time) the fastest growing, potentially most recognizable brand of cold-pressed juice in LA. I won’t mention the name, but let’s…

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Cold Press Technique – Avoiding Press Overflow

Cold pressing the perfect batch of juice takes a bit of technique. Just like learning how to make the perfect shot of espresso – there’s a bit of a learning curve. One of the biggest struggles of learning how to cold press is trying to press certain ingredients and ending up with the press overflowing…

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How Do Juicers Work? It Depends on the Type of Juice Machine

Juicing has blown up in recent years due to the amazing health benefits and convenience. But if you might be wondering “how does a juicer work?” The answer varies depending on the type of juicer. The four most common types of juicers, each of which we will cover today, are: Centrifugal juicers Masticating juicers Twin…

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How to Start a Juice Business From Home

What do successful juice brands like Suja, Sol-ti, JRINK, and Naked all have in common? They all started in someone’s home kitchen! If you don’t feel ready to take the risk of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars and signing a commercial lease, starting a juice business from home is a great way to start…

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Cold-Pressed Juice Bar Business Plans: The 4 Basic Models

If you’re looking for a juice bar business plan, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I’ll go over the four basic business models for a cold-pressed juice bar / business: Delivery Only Retail Juice Bar Wholesale* Combination *Technically not a juice bar business, but worth considering. I will give a high level…

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