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Texas and Florida Surpass NY in Cold Pressed Juice

I was going over some Goodnature sales data, and discovered something interesting that I think is worth sharing. Ever since cold pressed juice started gaining popularity in the early two-thousands, California has been in the lead, followed by New York. Within the last few years, things have been shifting and New York has fallen to…

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Reishi Mushroom: Benefits, Uses, and Recipes

Reishi mushroom has been recognized as a medicinal mushroom for over 4,000 years and is considered a very powerful adaptogen. Traditionally used for longevity, reishi mushroom has been known as “The Mushroom of Immortality”. It is also commonly referred to as “The Spirit Mushroom”, for its ability to calm the mind, relax the nervous system,…

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Holy Basil: Benefits, Uses, and Recipes

For thousands of years, holy basil has been used in recipes to reduce stress, boost immunity, promote better sleep, and enhance overall health and well-being. I first discovered holy basil (also known as tulsi) at the same time I also found ashwagandha, both are ingredients in an ashwagandha tulsi tea that I tried. I discussed…

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Best Commercial Cold Press Juicers for 2022

Looking for the best juicer machine? You’ve come to the right place! In this review, we will cover the best juicers for home and the best commercial juicer machines. The Best Cold-Press Juicers for Home M-1 Cold-Press Juicer The M-1 is a true cold press and makes the highest quality and best tasting juice available.…

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Ashwagandha: Benefits, Uses, and Recipes

Ashwagandha is one of the most important and revered herbs of Ayurveda, the traditional system of medicine in India, due to its amazing health benefits. If you’re wondering what ashwagandha is good for and what it does, you’re in the right place! As we continue the World of Adaptogens Series with this article, I will…

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Chaga Mushroom: Benefits, Uses, and Recipes

King of Medicinal Mushrooms Chaga is an extraordinary functional mushroom that grows primarily on birch trees and has been used since the 12th century for its medicinal compounds. It is well known for its antimicrobial, antiviral, and antitumor activity.1,2  I’m really excited to share what I’ve discovered about this “King of Medicinal Mushrooms” with the…

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How to Get a Tax Break Buying a Commercial Juicer

How to (basically) get a 37% discount on your commercial juicer: Since 2017 in the US tax code, Section 179 allows taxpayers to deduct or “write off” the cost of certain property as an expense when the property is placed in service. Disclaimer: I’m not an accountant and this isn’t tax advice. Tax policies change…

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Introduction to Adaptogens

Welcome to the World of Adaptogens! Adaptogens. It’s a term we have been hearing a lot lately, but what does it really mean? And what does it have to do with juice and smoothies? If these are some of the questions you have (and even if they’re not), you’re in for a real treat! Join…

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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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