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Determining Pounds of Produce for Recipes

If I want to mix my produce together for grinding per recipe, how much of each ingredient should I use in each batch? Great question and I’m glad you asked!  As you may have read in Charlie’s post,  “Mixing Produce or Grinding Separately, ” grinding your produce together will actually give you a higher yield.  But…

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How Much Produce to Buy

Guest post by Paul Baudier, cold pressed juice, raw food, and smoothie consultant.  How much produce should I plan on buying for my new cold pressed juice business? How much produce to order is a dilemma every operator faces. Do you under or overestimate? What is better for the bottom line? This can be as…

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Calculating Food Costs for Cold Pressed Juice

Food Cost Basics Under normal conditions, a food service establishment needs to keep average food cost under 34% of revenue in order to make a healthy profit. That being said, a retail store that sells bottled juice can achieve a lower food cost, and should strive for 20% – 25% average food cost for organic…

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Cold Pressed Juice Branding

How to build a strong cold pressed juice concept. By Kenny Lao, Culinary Task Force I’ve had the honor of speaking with loads of folks and companies who are interested in opening up their own restaurant concepts. I always learn just as much from them as I hope they learn from me! Recently I have…

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HACCP and SSOP Example for Cold Pressed Juice

Guest post by Eric Toussant, President of GlobalCert Food Safety, LLC For HACCP consulting services, contact Ari Sexner, juice business consultant. Download the complete example HACCP plan: New Juice Co HACCP Plan.zip Download the example SSOP program: New Juice Co. Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures HACCP Program Description: HACCP – Hazardous Analysis Critical Control Points. HACCP is a…

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Cold Pressed Juice in Hawaii

Guest post – submitted by Kristal Muhich, owner of Kauai Juice Co The challenge of sourcing local produce I started a kombucha company 4 years ago thinking I was going to have access to all these great local tropical fruits here on Kauai, but as it turns out, our local food sources are very confined and…

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Mixing Produce or Grinding Separately

Should I juice every ingredient separately? This is definitely one of the most frequently asked questions regarding the Goodnature X-1 / EG-260. In general, it is best to combine ingredients prior to grinding. We have found that when there is a nice mix of soft and fibrous fruits and vegetables, one can achieve at least 5%…

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Plastic vs Glass Bottles

  Buying bottles for your juice business – Where to buy glass and plastic bottles in bulk   Which type of bottles should I use? Choosing either plastic or glass bottles for your new juice business is an important decision that might have more factors than you have considered. I will explore some of the…

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What is HPP and Do I Need It?

What is HPP? HPP stands for High Pressure Processing. I have heard other terms thrown around like High Pressure Pasteurization, and High Pressure Pascalization. In reality, Pascalization is the process of HPP, so the term High Pressure Pascalization is a bit redundant. Regardless of the specific words used, HPP is the process of putting tons of…

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Sourcing Organic Produce (using CSA’s)

As a small business, it’s important to introduce a high quality product and keep food costs down. Sourcing all that organic produce for cold pressed juice can be challenging, so here’s a tip to help you out: Community Supported Agriculture (or CSA’s) are a fantastic way to help your local farms/community, and supply your business with…

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Blade and Bag Recommendations for the X-1 and EG-260

Which bag, blade, and grinder settings should you use? This is a very basic settings guide for the X-1 and EG-260. If you are mixing ingredients, usually the best combination is the 1/4″ blade at a speed of 40 Hz, and the medium weave press bag. We recommend mixing ingredients, since it makes the grinding…

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