Masticating Juicers

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.