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How to Make Cold-Pressed Orange Juice or Pomegranate Juice

How to Make Cold-Pressed Orange Juice or Pomegranate Juice

How to Make Cold-Pressed Orange Juice or Pomegranate Juice

Follow these 6 steps to make cold-pressed orange juice or pomegranate juice using the Goodnature X-1:

  1. Wash fruit in cold water with your produce wash of choice, let air dry.
  2. Cut each piece of fruit in half. Do not grind.
  3. Prepare your press by opening it just enough that 1-2 pieces of fruit will fit in the gap between the press plates (see videos for example).
  4. Place the fruit in the press.
  5. Press slowly and keep at full pressure until the juice flows to a slow drip.
  6. Bottle and refrigerate immediately, or serve and enjoy!

Q: What yield should be expected?

A: For each large orange or pomegranate, you should produce around 6-8 oz of juice.

 

Q: Will the juice taste bitter because of the skin and hair?

A: No, the juice should taste nice and sweet. Using this method of cutting the fruit in half (not grinding), we are only allowing a minimal amount of oil from the rind to make it into the juice. If the juice tastes bitter it is most likely because you used unripe / bitter fruit.

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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.

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29 Responses

  1. Do your company aid or prepare business plans and if so at what fee?

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    1. We do not, however we could provide estimates in assisting you in filling out a business plan, as well as other questions.

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  2. Thank you for this video.
    I put thru the grinder and this is a lot simpler in many ways. Would do the same w pineapple as I have put thru the grinder

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    1. Lynne, you must peel the oranges before putting them through the grinder?

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  3. Thank you for this post ! What is the shelf life of pure orange juice pressed with the x1 ?

    Thanks 😉

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    1. Please read our blog titled: Understanding Shelf Life of Cold-Pressed Juice here: https://www.goodnature.com/blog/understanding-shelf-life-of-cold-pressed-juice/

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  4. I like this video could tell me how I source one.

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    1. Rayon, the fastest way to get product and pricing info to request a quote. Fill out that short form and our team will contact you ASAP. Thank you!

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  5. May I know do we need to squeeze the produce twice? Would squeezing the produce twice cause the orange/pomegranate juice to be sour and bitter

    Also if we press twice, do we keep the press gap to be similar to the first press gap? Or we could open wide enough for us to reshuffle the produce to press the second time?

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    1. Gabriel, I think squeezing twice would cause too much of the oil from the rind to get into the juice, making it bitter, but if you try it please let us know how it turns out!

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      1. Hi Gabriel, I’m still hung up on the idea of oil from the rind making its way into the juice. How do you think the taste compares to orange juice when the rind is removed prior to pressing?

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  6. Hey Charlie,

    I assume Lemons would be similar to oranges….just cut in half and squeeze? I have an X-6.

    Thanks,
    Kirk

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    1. Kirk, I haven’t tried this method with lemons. Usually we just mix the lemons in with the rest of the ingredients in the recipe when we grind, but if you’re doing a whole batch of lemons then you can try this out. If you do, I would love to hear the results.

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  7. I would like to ask if we can make smoothie using the x1 machine. I am aware about the weave bag filtering the solid particles but just for the record.

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    1. The X1 is not used for smoothies.

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  8. Can the CT7 do the same – juice oranges and pomegranates? Also, can it be used to juice cane?

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    1. Hi Tina-Marie, yes it can be used for citrus but not for sugar cane.

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      1. How do you press the oranges or pomegranates in the CT7? Do you peel the oranges, cut them in half or grind them in the grinder? Do you press only the seeds of the pomegranates or just cut them in half? I would assume you cannot grind the pomegranates. Let me know

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        1. Geoffrey, the easiest way is to cut the fruit in half as in this video, however the juice will taste slightly more sweet if you peel the fruit first. For pomegranates, another method is to remove the seeds and press those without the rest of the fruit.

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  9. Can you press oranges and pomegranates in a similar way on the CT7?

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    1. Coy, yes you can use the same process.

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  10. I tried this method, but have not been able to reproduce the same sweet tasting orange juice. I used valencia oranges. Too much of the oil and bitter rind flavor ends up in the juice. I have noticed that the bitterness varies with different batches of oranges as well. Anyone else have good/bad results? I will try again when CA valencia oranges are in season.

    Pressing twice will definitely make the rind flavor even stronger so I would not recommend adding that step. The bags are also a lot harder to clean as well.

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  11. I would like to buy the machine to make juice

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  12. Hi,

    When we press orange or grapefruit, we are getting an unpalatable bitter taste in the juice. It seems that this is coming from the skin (oils). How do we prevent this? Do we have to peel EVERY orange?

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    1. If you think the taste of the peel is too much , then you unfortunately have to peel the fruit

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  13. Here at Tonic we do not grind and/or press the citrus without removing the peel. For lemons we were using a manual hand press to create the juice that we then add to the recipes, since a good automatic citrus press is to costly. We have since purchased a small pelamatic to peel everything from lemons to beets to grapefruits, http://www.pelamatic.com/family/18-orange-peel.html , we can then grind and/or press with the recipe once peeled.

    This has worked great and we are debating jumping up to the larger stainless steel model for $1500. http://www.pelamatic.com/industry/12-orange-peel-hosteleria.html

    This is what has worked for us so far. thoughts?

    here is the video below-
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uy1qll1FWv8

    Micah Mills- tonicjuicery.com

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    1. Thank you Micah, this is great information! I’m sure this will be helpful to a lot of people.

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  14. Hi guys! I made the proof with my X1, mixing orange, lemon and grapefruit (simulate one of our juice) and the results wasn’t good. The taste of juice was practically oil. Can you help me to understand why happened that?
    Thank you so much.

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    1. Can you describe the process you used? Did you peel the produce? Did you grind it or just put it in the press?

      Thanks

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