Wheatgrass Juicers – not the same as fruit and vegatable juicers
Wheatgrass juicers enable you to efficiently extract the great natural wonder
that is wheatgrass juice. Wheatgrass contains every single vitamin (apart from
vitamin D) and is packed full of live enzymes, minerals and phytochemicals.
Juicers that juice fruit and vegetables are not always suitable for juicing
wheatgrass. Wheatgrass juicers have to be capable of extracting juice from the
tough fibres of the wheatgrass. They also tend to work at much
slower speeds than say centrifugal
fruit and vegetable juicers. The lower juicing speed results in less heat
and less oxidation of valuable nutrients.
View information on wheatgrass juicers.
A normal vegeatable juicer tears / grates / bites the vegetable fibres to release
the juice. A wheatgrass juicer works by squeezing and pressing the wheatgrass
fibres. This type of action can be likened to a mangle wringing water out of
your wet laundry.
Manual wheatgrass juicers are available such as the Z star by Tribest.
You need to turn the handle as you feed
the wheatgrass through the juicer. The advantage with these manual extractors
is that it is easy to re-feed the pulp back through the juicer to extract the
maximum amount of juice possible. They are also good for the environment as
they aren’t using electricity :-). The limiting factor of these manual
wheatgrass juicers is the fact that they tend to be rather limited in what they
can juice. They are normally not capable of efficiently extracting juice from
fruit and vegetables. Also be careful of models made of iron as these can start
to rust over time.
Electric wheatgrass juicers offer benefits to those who those who have restricted
mobility and find using a manual juicer awkward. Models such as the Green Star
and Twin Health are also very efficient at juicing fruit and vegetables. Electric
wheatgrass juicers tend to be a quite a bit more expensive than their manual
The taste of wheatgrass is not for everyone, some people like it, some prefer
to mix it with another type of fresh juice such as carrot
juice to hide the taste. I know I love the taste, it tastes and smells so
fresh you know it’s going to be good for you. If you don’t like
the taste and are only purchasing one juicer then be sure to choose one that
is capable of juicing other fruit and vegetables.
Not all popular electric juicers are capable of juicing wheatgrass.
These non-wheatgrass capable juicers include the Champion
Juicer and the Lequip Pulp Ejecting Mini 110.5.