Masticating Juicer vs. Centrifuging Juicer

Masticating Juicer vs. Centrifuging Juicer

Masticating vs. Centrifuging

The two primary methods of extracting juice from veggies and fruits are masticating (cold press) and centrifuging. We will take a look at the difference between the two methods.

Both methods effectively extract juice; however, we will break down what each method does and compare the two side by side to get a view of what the differences are.

Extraction Methods

Masticating

 (aka cold-pressed)

Centrifugal

 (aka high-speed)

Mechanism

Single gear

Mechanism

Spinning blade

Speed

Slow

Speed

Fast

Means of Juicing

Kneads and grinds

Means of Juicing

Grinds

Pulp is automatically ejected into separate bin

Pulp is discarded into separate bin which requires emptying throughout juicing

Comparing the Two Methods

We have taken data and have placed masticating and centrifugation side by side to give you a glimpse into what each method does as far as a juicer is related.

Masticating (cold press)

Centrifugation

Cost of Juicers: $$$

Cost of Juicers: $

Speed: Slow

Speed: Fast

Yield: More

Yield: Less

Foam: Very Little

Foam: A Lot

Pulp: Dry

(pulp is automatically ejected allowing continuous juicing)

Pulp: Wet

(pulp bin requires emptying throughout juicing process)

Noise: Quiet

Noise: Loud

Energy Output: Low

Energy Output: High

Taste: Cleaner

Taste: Vague without clarity

Texture: Liquid

Texture: Pulpy and chunky

Oxidation: Enzymes remain active and uninhibited

Oxidation: Due to heat of motor, oxidation sets in immediately destroyed enzymes

Nutritional Results

Reference: Independent Lab Test Results

Carrots (Vitamin A)

10,000 IU

Beets (Vitamin B9)

31 mg

Kale (Vitamin C)

23 mg

Nutritional Results

Reference: Independent Lab Test Results

Carrots (Vitamin A)

8,500 IU

Beets (Vitamin B9)

26 mg

Kale (Vitamin C)

20 mg

Masticating (cold press)

  • Yields More Juice
  • Maximizes Nutrients
  • Quiet Operation
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    Less frothing
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    Enzymes are not destroyed
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    Taste is better
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    Don’t have to worry about emptying pulp bin during juicing
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    No sharp blade or cutter
  • Expensive
  • Slower speed

Centrifugation

  • Cheaper
  • Slower speed
  • Pulpy texture for those that like pulp
  • Loud operation
  • Sharp blade
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    Frothing is a problem
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    Pulp bin has to be emptied interrupting juicing
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    Heat from motor destroys enzymes
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    Must be consumed immediately because of immediate oxidation
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    Texture is pulpy and chunky
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    Taste lacks clarity
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    Nutrients are less potent
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    Juice breaks down quickly

Concluding Comments

The quality of the juice produced by both masticating and centrifugation varies as well as the nutritional content.

Based on the above information, the masticating method stands at the forefront as the best method to attain a high-quality juice without compromising taste, texture, nutrients, and volume.

Moving On to More…

Juicing is a super vehicle to have your veggies and fruits all in one power-packed drink!

Join us as we continue on with our series on “Juicing” as we unpack and break down everything there is to know about it.

Our next article: “The Top Five Juicers on the Market.

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