Cold-Pressed vs Centrifugal Juice – A Visual Comparison

Cold Pressed Juice vs Centrifugal Juice

Cold-Pressed vs Centrifugal Juice – A Visual Comparison

Lots of people debate whether or not there really are differences between juice made using a press and juice made in a centrifugal juicer. Last year, we had the two types of juice analyzed by a certified food lab and published the results. The results showed that the nutrients in centrifugal juice break down much faster than they do in cold-pressed juice.

Truthfully, we don’t need lab tests to show us there’s a difference in how quickly the juice breaks down.  You can actually see it, even within the first hour:

Centrifugal Juice vs Cold-Pressed Juice Timelapse
Centrifugal Juice vs Cold-Pressed Juice Timelapse


  • Both bottles used the same recipe: Kale, cucumber, celery, lemon, ginger, green apple
  • Both bottles used 1.5 lbs of produce
  • Both bottles were processed at the same time
  • The centrifugal juice was made in a Nutrifaster N450
  • The cold-pressed juice was made in a Goodnature CT7
Cold-pressed vs centrifugal juice infographic
Cold Pressed Juice vs Centrifugal Juice Infographic

Important: By “cold press” we mean an actual juice press, NOT a “slow juicer”, which will give results more similar to a centrifugal juicer.

The obvious visual difference is how the juice is separated. This is believed to be caused by heat and oxidation, which is high in centrifugal juice because of how the juice is extracted. The produce is chopped up and flung into a fast spinning screen, which forces the juice out by centrifugal force. Compare that to the cold-press process, in which the produce is chopped up, then gently but firmly squeezed by a press like a nice massage. Happy juice comes from happy fruit.

In our constant and shameless effort to educate the world about the benefits of cold-pressed juice, we have made available this infographic. If you wish to display this in your juice bar, restaurant, or grocery store, you may purchase posters, table tents, or postcards in our online store.




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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.

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