Fruit Juicing – Best Home Juicer to Make Fresh Fruit Juice

Alright this is John Kohler with
Today we have another exciting episode for you and what we’re going to do today for you
guys is share with you guys my opinions on the best juicer for juicing fruits. Now there’s
some optimum words there, that means the important word, and the important word is best. What
is best mean to you? So to me best means highest yield and highest nutritional quality. So
I’m going to preface that, this video with that.
That being said if you just want like the highest yield and potentially not the highest
nutrient quality then the best juicer for juicing fruits hands down is a press style
machine. That’s kind of like how they press out wine grapes or press out apples to make
apple juice or the cider, right. It’s one of those presses, you could get something
like a Pure Juicer, which is a two-stage hydraulic press, you could get something like a Wells
Press, something like that or you could get a simple fruit press to press out the juices
in the fruits. That being said I’m not going to talk about
that kind because that kind may leave fiber and leave that in with the pulp in which case
you’re getting more of sugar water, which I’m going to let you guys know straight up
that I would encourage you guys to always eat your fruits fresh or blend them before
you juice them. Because when you juice them you lose part of the fiber.
You’re going to get the soluble fibers that is soluble in the water that comes out with
the juice but you’re going to lose all of the insoluble fiber. For some people I know
that may be important. Be sure to check the link down below for a video I did that’s on
juicing keeps more than just the fiber. In any case, we have a few juicers here today
that I’m going to introduce you guys to and I’ll explain you guys why I’m picking the
one I am for juicing fruits, getting the highest yield and the most nutrition in the juice.
So first we have the standard juicer right here, this is the Breville Juice Fountain
Elite and this is the juicer that many of you guys may have.
Now this juicer will absolutely juice fruits, right. It’s always best when juicing fruits
in any machine is to always get the nicest, hardest, firmest fruit whether you’re getting
a pineapple, whether you’re getting a papaya, a mango and things like bananas, they won’t
even juice so don’t even try or apples or oranges.
Don’t get really soft ones or soft mealy apples, they’re not going to juice as well as a nice
hard, firm apple. You see the thing is most of the juicer styles, aside from the press
style machine needs like hard fiber to actually push through and get the pulp through the
machine to eject that so it can extract the juice. When it’s soft fibrous materials, like
a really soft over-ripe mango or soft strawberries, really soft papaya, it just really mushes
up and no juice is extracted right. But yeah, the Breville Juice Fountain will
absolutely juice fruits, not a problem with it if you’ve ever juiced fruits in a Breville.
Basically you get some juice, it’s highly aerated, which in my opinion is maybe not
the best thing for the phytonutrients based on some of the studies I’ve seen. Then you
get the pulp. The pulp can be actually rather wet and leave big chunks of fruit that actually
just gone un-juiced. So you’re pretty much wasting a lot of the fruit. Especially if
they’re expensive fruits, it’s not going in your glass you’re going to drink, it’s going
down in the pulp catch bin. Beside the high speed machines there are many
low speed juicers on the market. I have two of them here today. This one is called the
Solo Star 4, this is called a horizontal single auger machine. This style machine is best
for juicing things like leafy greens and wheat grass and sprouts. It really excels at that.
But on the fruits, especially if you’re trying to juice pineapple it’s going to kind of back
up on you and you’re going to be pulling your hair out. Now this is, I’m talking about juicing
straight fruits, like with no vegetables. Now if you want to juice vegetables with some
fruits, like make a pineapple-carrot-kale juice it’s going to do great because what
you’re going to do is you’re going to rotate the different textures, you’re going to put
a few leaves in, put in a little bit of pineapple then put that carrot in to follow it and that
hard fiber of the carrot will help push out that soft fruit texture of the pineapple or
whatever else, other fruit you’re juicing whether that’s apples or oranges or kiwis.
So yeah, don’t necessarily recommend this style machine for juicing like all fruits
or mostly fruits. Another kind of machine that’s actually not
here today is actually known as the Twin Gear or dual auger style machine. This style machine
also I do not recommend for the fruits do to the way it works. It really needs some,
once again hard fiber to eject out the pulp. I’ve tried to juice pineapple in a green star
juicer, I don’t maybe five years ago and I still remember to this day like how much it
was wasting my time, how frustrated I got right.
So what I did instead was I juiced pineapples with some coconut meats and then the coconut
meat provided the fiber to push through the soft texture of the pineapple and it worked
great. But just doing straight pineapple you’re going to definitely be pulling your hair out.
Thank god I still got my head of hair. But I don’t recommend the Twin Gears for juicing
all fruits. Now, if you want to juice all fruits the best
machine that I would recommend is this guy over here. This is known as a vertical single
auger juicer and this one is the Omega VSJ 843. This is a second generation vertical
single auger machine and this is a very important distinction. While the first generation machines
worked well on fruits, they did tend to back up and clog up. I mean, I have videos going
back several years on the predecessor to this the Omega VRT 350 and juicing fruits and it
was actually my pick at the time. But now, guess what. Just like there’s a new
iPhone 7 on the horizon now or maybe it’s already out when you’re seeing this, there’s
new juicers coming out all the time. So this is the latest and greatest machine and they
have improved this model over the last one to be more efficient, put less pulp in the
juice and even work better on fruits. So I’m actually quite thankful for that.
Now the second generation machines what you want to know if it’s, to that if it’s a second
generation or not is you want to look at the juicing screen. You’re going to go ahead and
take this apart for you guys to show you guys real quick. This is a big difference between
this machine and virtually all the other machines on the market.
Here’s the juicing screen and on this juicing screen you guys are just going to see basically
a cylinder. It’s a little bit bigger on the top, little bit smaller on the bottom. It’s
kind of like a funnel. But as you guys can see there’s no holes in the bottom of the
screen. There’s just one bit hole, right. Now first generation single auger machines
and most other manufactures will have a little hole in the bottom of the screen that basically
restricts the pulp from coming out, so this is really actually a good thing actually when
juicing vegetables and maybe leafy greens in some cases although it can get clogged.
But in this case because it doesn’t have that hole, it doesn’t have the restriction with
fruits so the pulp generally flows out better. So the Omega VSJ 843 is a second generation
as is the Slow Star juicer by Tribest. Those are the only two that I’m aware of at this
time. Hopefully more come out soon. That’s why this style machine is definitely better.
Now between the Slow Star and the Omega VSJ, I mean they both will juice fruits, but I’ve
tested them both and VSJ tends to get a little bit higher yields in most cases with the fruits
and also has a little bit less backing up. On certain fruits you know the Slow Star will
do better actually because actually the Slow Star actually maybe grinds a bit more effectively
than the VSJ 843. So without further ado what I’d like to do
today is not juice pineapples or juice things like papayas. Whoops. Which I’ve actually
done before in the VSJ 843 which works amazingly. I do have a specific video on how to juice
pineapples, to cut it a specific way because you can’t juice the core without precutting
it or that may jam up. Also on the papayas, as I’ve said before the most important thing
when you want to juice any kind of fruit is you want to select a nice hard, firm one.
Don’t get one of those super soft ones, enjoy that one because it’s so ripe, fresh or blend
it up into a smoothie. What we’re going to do next, actually we’re
going to come back at you and we’re going to juice some strawberries in the Omega VSJ
843. That’s actually a pretty tough job for most any juicer. So now we’re going to go
ahead and juice two pounds of strawberries. Now I cut off the tops but you can easily
juice the tops, actually the tops of the strawberries are edible and you could throw them through
the juicer. I removed them today because they were looking a little bit funky.
Now today I’m juicing organic strawberries and I do encourage you guys to purchase organic
strawberries whenever you can. Strawberries are one of the most sprayed fruits according
to the dirty dozen list. So I try to buy organic strawberries pretty much only. I don’t really
eat conventional strawberries. That being said, if you can’t afford organic
strawberries or unable to find the organic strawberries, I still believe that even conventional
strawberries are better than most other things in the grocery store. I’d rather eat conventional
strawberries than any kind of like cheese or milk or animal products or any kind of
processed food products right, ho-hos. Ding-dongs, Twinkies, cookies, chips. Yeah organic strawberries
are way better right. We all want to always try to think in terms of good, better, best
with our diet and do the best you guys possibly can.
In any case let’s go ahead and turn this machine on and just start dropping in the strawberries.
You have small enough strawberries they’re just going to drop in there and then the machine
will shoot, accept them in and start juicing them on up. As you guys can see I’m starting
to get some juice to come out the front of the machine. It’s a pretty fine juice.
Now don’t expect when juicing fruits to get really like, like watery consistency like
those store bought juices that you’re used to. That’s, in most cases that’s not going
to happen, right. In the juicer you’re going to get a little bit more fiber with that.
That’s a good thing because with the fiber there maybe additional phytochemicals and
phytonutrients coming along with that fiber. A lot of strawberry juices at the store are
not even 100% juice any more. If you do find 100% strawberry juice it’s probably almost
like translucent, kind of like that apple juice that you may be buying. But when you
juice it at home with your own Omega VSJ juicer you’re going to find the juice is a lot deeper,
rich pigmented colors and these are good things for us. In any case, I’m going to go ahead
and speed this up for you guys so you don’t have to sit here and talk to you for the next
five minutes while I’m juicing the rest of these strawberries.
Alright, so that’s all the strawberries and once you’re done juicing in the Omega VSJ
juicer or any vertical single auger juicer for that matter, you want to put the last
produce item in then let it run another thirty-sixty seconds because it’s still juicing. You can
tell the pulp is still coming out, then you should probably let it run more. When the
pulp stops flow and the juice stops coming out then you’re probably good to shut it off.
Alright, so I think we’re done juicing now, here’s a tip here. What I like to do is take
some of this pulp and then feed it right back through a little bit. Now if you feed all
the pulp back through it may or may not work so well. Sometimes when the pulp’s already
mushed up it doesn’t actually re-eject but this way you’ll get some more extra juice
out. But when you do that be forewarned that the second pressing of juice is going to be
a lot more thicker with a lot more pulp in it. Alright, it looks like got some of the
juice coming out and we’re going to go ahead and turn this off.
Now I premeasured my strawberries. It was actually two pounds even, or 32 ounces. Now
looking on this here, it looks like we got just about two cups of juice out of that,
so that’s actually sixteen ounces and that’s actually quite impressive because think about
it one pound of carrots generally will make about one cup of juice or eight ounces. So
that’s two pounds of carrots equals sixteen ounces. But two pounds of strawberries in
the Omega VSJ juicer which is one of the most efficient juicers on the strawberries to not
only get a high yield but also a high nutritional content which you can tell by the deeper rich
red color gets two cups. So that’s actually quite impressive.
Let’s go ahead and pour this out and show you guys the consistency. Now this is not
a total like thin juice. It’s a little bit thicker, you know like that, you ever had
like peach nectar from like Kerns when you were a kid growing up or guava nectar, it’s
a little bit thicker. Look at this, this looks like it could be tomato juice, but this is
100% strawberry juice. I think this is the first time I’ve actually juiced strawberries
because I had an overabundance of organic strawberries this year.
So let’s go ahead and try this. Oh my god, it’s so incredible. It tastes like, it tastes
like one of those strawberry fruit chews I had when I was a kid, of course you’ve got
to get ripe strawberries, but not super sweet because they add extra sugar in there. But
really the flavor comes out when you remove the fiber and this is one of the techniques
I like to do, if I have some unripe fruit for example, if I have some unripe cantaloupes,
right, that I’m eating them, that they’re hard and they’re crunchy and they’re not really
ripe and I’m not really enjoying eating them because they just don’t taste good because
they’re picked too early or something like that. I’ll throw them through the juicer so
I get the nutrition out of it and leave the pulp behind and also when you juice your fruits,
you do concentrate the flavors. So yeah, it was an excellent job juicing the strawberries
in the Omega VSJ 843. Final thing I’d like to say is if you want
a special treat what you could do is you could take some sparkling water and add that to
this so then you’ll have some fizzy strawberry juice and this is way better for you and your
kids then a coke or most other Gatorades or other kind, any kind of other beverages that
you may be buying at the store. I always want to encourage you guys to eat the healthiest
foods you can and of course vegetable juices in my opinion are far healthier than fruit
juices. But if you drink a fruit juice instead of a coke or a soda, then that’s a good thing
in my opinion because think good, better, best not right, wrong, good/bad.
Fruit juices, they’re bad man they’re going to raise your blood sugar. Well in this fruit
juice right here this has the soluble fiber in it plus it has all the phytochemicals and
phytonutrients in you. Actually I think in the strawberry there’s like over six hundred
different phytonutrients and phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals inside 100% strawberry
juice and some of these polyphenols and fiber may help slow the absorption of the sugar
into your blood stream. That being said, if I did have diabetes I wouldn’t be doing fruit
juices, I’d be eating the fruits whole or blending them. But for those of you guys who
are healthy and like tasty treats, definitely get the Omega VSJ to juice your own fruits.
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