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« on: June 01, 2012, 12:49:12 am »
i really like juiicing but I feel like the centrifugal juicer I have is oxidizing my juice too much and really want to get a twin gear but dont have the money for it right now. Would manual juicers such as these be good for juicing vegetables without the oxidation?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0017TP7C4/ref=asc_df_B0017TP7C42036888?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395093&creativeASIN=B0017TP7C4&hvpos=1o2&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=993323032313742231&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=

http://www.vitality4life.com/au/manual-stainless-steel-wheatgrass-and-vegetable-juicer-bl-30.html

http://www.wayfair.com/Tribest-Z-Star-Manual-Juicer-Z-510-TBS1006.html?refid=GPA49-TBS1006&gclid=CKTF4K39qrACFYhM4AodIQ5eWA

any recommendations for what im looking for?
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Re: manual juicers
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2012, 02:07:35 am »
Hi have a healthy juicer which is similar but not as nice a design as that one, IF it's as efficient as mine is. But it's not very nice that it's made out of plastic, that stuff is going to leach in to your juice for sure, just depends on if you're ok with that or not. I have said in the past that it would be nice if they made the auger at least with a metal covering or glass though I'm not sure that would be possible. Also it might be grinding the foods against an aluminum plate at the spout end, which is not ideal either. Never tried one of those simple metal wheat grass juicers though, if they work reasonably efficient, I'd go with that.

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Re: manual juicers
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2012, 04:40:44 am »
Since oxidation makes things dull and the results from the food processor or blender are always very bright, are you sure that it is a problem?

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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2012, 11:55:25 am »
Since oxidation makes things dull and the results from the food processor or blender are always very bright, are you sure that it is a problem?

im not sure what you are asking here.
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Re: manual juicers
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2012, 12:45:40 pm »
Don't forget "wadging" as an option: chewing the juiciness out of a veggie and then spitting out the fibers. I prefer this method because I thinking that chewing and taste in the mouth are important parts of digestion.
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Re: manual juicers
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2012, 08:26:33 pm »
Don't forget "wadging" as an option: chewing the juiciness out of a veggie and then spitting out the fibers. I prefer this method because I thinking that chewing and taste in the mouth are important parts of digestion.
Yeah im starting to do that to now. Just yesterday i made my first juice from homegrown produce. I dont what it is they sell as parsley, celery, cilantro, spinach in stores (even organic) but it just doesnt compare. I made a juice from homegrown parsley, celery, and spinach and a tiny piece of mint. This stuff is very potent. I drank a small glas and was wound up all night, very strong energy boost. I notice a little boost from storebought veggies but nothing like this. Must have somthing to do with all the minerals (especially magnesium) i added to the soil.

anyway i started "wadging" because my homegrown juices are so strong. this is a nice controlled way to get the goodies.
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Re: manual juicers
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2012, 08:38:35 pm »
I own the wheatgrass juicer that's featured in the second link you pasted. It's okay. It juices wheatgrass and similar leafy greens tolerably well, but anything that's more dry or more moist just doesn't work. You couldn't, for instance, juice pine needles in it (although some internet sources claim you can), nor can you juice vegetables like cucumber or carrots. You certainly can't juice fruits in it, just makes a big mess.

For juicing, I'd recommend getting a Vitamix and blending, then straining the pulp out with cloth to make your juice. Yes, there will be a small amount of oxidation but if you start with fresh produce your juice will still be highly nutrient dense. If you can't afford a Vitamix (refurbished models are quite reasonable in price) then I'd stick with wadging until you can.

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