Masticating juicers work in a multi stage process. The masticating juicer
chews or masticates the fruit or vegetable to break down the fibres and
cell wall struture of the pulp. The next stage is to extract the juice
from the broken down pulp by pressing it into a smaller space thus squeezing
the pulp to discharge the juice.
Masticating juicers are good for juicing vegetables because their masticating
action is efficient at breaking down the vegetable cell walls which tend
to be tougher than their fruit counterparts. Because they are efficient
at breaking down tough vegetable fibres masticating juicers are sometimes
capable of juicing wheatgrass.
Because they operate a slower speeds when compared to centrifugal juicers
masticating juicers produce juice that has less air trapped in it. This
means that the juice can be kept slightly longer before oxidisation takes
place. Oxidation can be seen to be taking place in apple juice when the
juice turns brown due to the oxidising process.
Masticating juicers work at a slower speed than centrifugal juicers.
For this reason they are a lot quieter in operation. An example of a masticating
juicer is the Champion Juicer. The Champion
as with some other masticating juicers can be used as a homogenizer to
create foods such as baby food. The champion also comes with various attachments
so your juicer can also be used to create a variety of other raw foods.
The Champion also discharges the pulp to enable continuous juicing. The Champion is
not capable of juicing wheatgrass effectively.