May 04 2015
Dr. Paul Blake, N.D.
It is always best to consume your juice within 20 minutes of juicing! But if you are pressed for time the simple instructions below can help you store your juice until you need it.
ONE: USE ORGANIC PRODUCE IF POSSIBLE.
(see SIX, for Non-Organic washing instructions)
Organic is very important if you’re storing your juice. Because Organic starts out with a higher level of nutrients, and since storage reduces the nutrition in juices, you will have more left when you drink it!
I highly recommend buying these fruits and vegetables in the Organic section. As they will tend to have more insecticide residue if you buy them Non-Organic.
-APPLES, STRAWBERRIES, GRAPES, PEACHES, NECTARINES, BLUEBERRIES
-CELERY, SWEET BELL PEPPERS, CUCUMBERS, CHERRY TOMATOES, POTATOES, SPINACH, HOT PEPPERS, LETTUCE, SNAP PEAS, KALE & COLLARD GREENS
TWO: THE RIGHT JUICER GIVES YOU LONGER STORAGE TIME
GOOD JUICERS (8 hour storage maximum)
Centrifugal juicers use high speeds, adding heat and oxidation to the juice, which reduces its nutrition.
Juices made with centrifugal juicers can be stored, but even if you followed all the storing tips, drink as soon as possible!
BEST JUICER (24 hours storage maximum)
Slow juicing masticating or triturating type juicers process very slowly adding almost no heat, this equals less oxidation. And Juices from slow juicers last longer and tend to keep their nutritional strength.
CONSIDER SOME OF THESE TOP BRANDS:
GREEN STAR GSE-5000
HUROM HU 100
SUPER ANGEL 3500
THREE: USE GLASS BOTTLES ONLY
NOTE: DO NOT USE PLASTIC FOR STORING JUICE, IT DRAWS HEAT TOO QUICKLY, ADDS OXIDATION, ADDS A BAD TASTE TO YOUR JUICE, AND WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE?
THE BEST JARS
Bell Jars are excellent, their lids are tight-fitting and easy to handle and seal. And you can find them at just about any market or online.
OTHER JARS ARE WECK, KERR AND LE PARFAIT AND OTHERS.
-Pre-frost the jar in the freezer, so the juice immediately gets a quick chill on your way to, or as you store it in the refrigerator.
-Put your juice into your frosted canning jar immediately!
-Fill the jar to the brim, so you leave as little air as possible at the top.
-When you seal the jar, a little juice may come out; this means very little air was left in the jar, excellent!
-Use a freezer tote to keep the juices cool.
FIVE: DRINK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
Once you open the jar drink it all down as soon as you can. If this is difficult use smaller jars like 4 or 8 oz.
SIX: WASHING PESTICIDES OFF NON-ORGANIC PRODUCE
Keep in mind you can wash off a lot of this toxic garbage but some is going to be left, sorry. But if you keep up a good lifestyle and Cleanse and Detox either your Liver Gallbladder or the Kidney Bladder seasonally you will be far lower in these pesticides than the rest of humanity.
FOR LEAFY GREENS
Pick off the outside leaves and toss them in the trash, pick off the rest for cleaning. Soak them by filling up a basin with cold water and pour a half cup of vinegar in it and add your greens and let them soak for 5 to 10 minutes, agitating them with your fingers to loosen dirt and other debris.
—The amount of vinegar to water is one part vinegar to three parts water.
Then place the greens in a colander and rinse with cold water, washing each of the leaves carefully with the water.
FOR HARD PRODUCE WITH PEELS
Use This All-Purpose Germ Killer
1 spray-bottle full of undiluted white vinegar
1 spray-bottle full of undiluted hydrogen peroxide
First spray the produce with the vinegar, and then with the hydrogen peroxide. Rinse thoroughly with water as you scrub them with a bristle brush vegetable scrubber.
FOR CALCIFEROUS VEGETABLES
Broccoli, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts are not easy to clean. Best to put them in your hottest tap water for 10 seconds…..
Then give them the vinegar soak for 10 minutes and rinse under cold water.
FOR SOFT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Clean these right before you are going to eat or juice them. Soak them in the water and vinegar solution for 10 minutes. Then rinse thoroughly as you gently scrub them with the vegetable brush.
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