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How to Make Cold-Pressed Juice

How To Make Cold Pressed Juice

How to Make Cold-Pressed Juice

There is some debate on how to make cold-pressed juice. Real cold-pressed juice is made using a two-step process: grinding the produce into a pulp, then pressing slowly using thousands of pounds of force while its wrapped in a filter bag. You may be most familiar with this method from equipment like the Goodnature X1 or the Norwalk juicer, but this method actually dates back to 6000 BC when people in Israel would use a large stone as an olive crusher to grind the olives,  and a rack-and-cloth press to extract the juice and oil.

An early olive oil press
An ancient olive oil press, early cold-press technology. Source: http://lavistachurchofchrist.org/

Here are instructions for making real cold-pressed juice using the Goodnature X-1 Mini Pro in your cafe or restaurant. Similar quality juice can be made in larger production plants using the Goodnature X-1, Goodnature X-6, or Goodnature SX-280.

The FIVE Steps to Making Cold-Pressed Juice

  1. Prepare the fruit by washing it using your preferred method.
  2. If the fruit is too large to fit into the 4.3 inch wide opening of the Herbivore Grinder®, you will need to cut it down to size. For example, you will need to cut a pineapple into quarters.
  3. Grind the fruit and vegetable and let it fall into the press bag. This bag acts as a filter, and will keep skins, seeds, and pulp out of your juice, improving the taste and shelf life of the juice.
  4. If you are making a single juice (less than twenty ounces), you can use the “Single” speed button which is a ninety-second press. If you are making a larger batch of juice (up to sixty ounces in a single press) you can use the “Batch” speed which takes about four minutes.
  5. The press will slowly apply pressure onto the fruit and vegetable pulp, extracting delicious, nutritious, and beautiful cold-pressed juice. Once the press is finished, you can refrigerate the juice for up to 3-5 days, or pour and serve immediately.

I hope this was helpful. If you have any questions please let me know in the comments below!

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I’ve been around juicing all my life. My Dad built his first hydraulic juice press in 1976 and founded the company Goodnature Products, Inc. I have incredible memories of having “cider parties” when we would invite all the people in our rural neighborhood over to make apple juice. To this day, when I taste apple juice made on a Goodnature press, a rush of nostalgia runs through my body.

I pride myself on guiding our clients into the world of cold-pressed juice and showing them how much fun this industry can be. I love talking business, technology, and marketing.

17 Responses

  1. Good day Charles, is it possible to peel off the skin before feeding it into goodnature x-1 mini and again can I make atleast two glasses of juice using goodnature x-1 mini . Finally, can this machine be shipped to Nigeria. Thank you.
    Theo.

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    1. You can prepare the fruit or vegetables in any way you’d like before putting them into the X1 Mini. I recommend leaving the skin on most varieties, as it is faster this way and there are usually lots of nutrients in the skin (depending on the type).

      Normal output of a full batch of juice on the Mini is about 40-60 fluid ounces, or 1.1 – 1.6 Liters. So yes, you can definitely make two glasses of juice. We can ship world wide and have customers in Nigeria. Thank you

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  2. I am interested to open juice bar shop
    For Fruits only it can be for Mango and ofokduo

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    1. Mohammad, a Mango cannot be juiced in the classical sense. Mango can be pureed with a blender. Lots of beverages that claim to be mango juice use mango extract which is made from syrup, not juice. I’m not sure what ofokduo is and couldn’t find any info on it. What is it?

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  3. Isnt cold pressed juice supposed to last for 30 days?

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    1. Not if it’s raw! Only if it has gone through the HPP process.

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  4. Hi Charlie,

    Do you have any recommendations for glass bottle manufacturers?

    Thank you for your blog and resources!
    Amey

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    1. Amey,

      Glass is hard to source. There are some nice expensive ones online you can find with a google search, or you can try to source them from China through alibaba. Most companies will send samples so you can check them out. Good luck!

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  5. I love the X 1 mini its awesome!!

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  6. Hi,

    I’m curious about juicing mangoes. Could I use one of those home juicers like Omega for a farmer’s market type set up? If I were to scale it up from farmer’s market to a small scale delivery type business (locally, city wide, or to an already established store), would I need to invest in a bigger machine? I’m new to this so please bear with me! Thank you.

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    1. It is difficult to extract the juice out of a mango. Most mango juice is actually mango puree with added sugar. So, you would puree mango in a blender with some water and add sugar. This is why you don’t see mango as an ingredient in cold-pressed juice.

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  7. Also, out of curiosity, how is it possible to cold press veggies like carrots (based on reviews on masticating juicers), but not a mango which is relatively soft and juicy.

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    1. The problem is that soft fruit like mangoes and bananas turn to mush and you can’t squeeze the juice out. It is much easier to juice firm fruit and vegetables

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  8. Please can I have a full list of fruit and vegetables that can be pressed by the goodnature cold press?.
    Thank you.

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  9. Raw juice better or organic Cold-Pressed Juice

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    1. Cold pressed juice is raw unless it is then HPP’d. There is confusion in that companies are using the term “cold pressured” to describe HPP, which is then confused with “cold pressed.”

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