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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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JuiceCon 2022 Cancelled

We are sad to say that based on the new COVID Omicron surge, increased travel restrictions, and potential increased mandates we feel we are forced to cancel the  event. Although April 2022 is still four months away, we have to make the decision now. Here are the factors that contributed to the decision: A large…

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Is Beet Juice the Next Major Juicing Trend?

A few years ago, my friend Nori Ko (owner of sunshine juice in Tokyo) informed me that he knows a long distance runner that consumes 1 liter of beet juice per day for 5 days before a race. Since then, I’ve heard of other athletes consuming beet juice as part of their nutritional plan as…

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Norwalk Closes its Doors?

UPDATE (Nov 22, 2021): I have received confirmation from Norwalk ownership that they have indeed closed down their business for good.   There’s a rumor circulating that Norwalk has closed it’s doors for good and has gone out of business. This was posted on the Pure Juicer and Norwalk Facebook group on October 13th: Also,…

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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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Juice Bars are Eligible for The Restaurant Revitalization Fund

The government is rolling out a new type of COVID relief, specifically for restaurants and they are calling it the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Juice bars, restaurants, and bars are eligible. The official description of the program: “This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business…

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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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The 10 Best Vegetables for Juicing

Making green juice, vegetable juice or fruit juice with vegetables? Then you need to know which veggies are best for juicing. This list contains the most nutritious vegetables you should include in your juice recipes. At the end, we’ll list a few veggies that you should NOT juice. Let’s dive right in to the healthiest…

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