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Wheatgrass juice has been proven to be one of the most healthiest nutritional drinks. Wheatgrass juicers now brings this healthy juice into your own kitchen.
Best Juicers For Wheatgrass:
To reap the most benefits of wheatgrass juice, you will need a juicer that will slowly extract the juice from each blade of grass. Slow extraction is preferable in order not to destroy the enzymes and other nutrients.
Most juicers run at 1000 RPM or more but wheatgrass juicing machines run at an average of 80 to 120 RPM. A high-speed centrifugal juicer oxidizes enzymes and destroys them. High speed juicers also get clogged up by the fiber in wheatgrass.
You will find many types of wheatgrass juicers in the market today. There are manual juicers, electric juicers, multi-purpose electric juicing machines, masticating juicers, etc.
Manual Wheatgrass Juicers:
Manual wheatgrass juicers are juice extractors that run on your own people power – not electricity. They have to be operated by hand. They are masticating juicers in that they extract the juice by squeezing it, thus retaining the nutrients.
A manual wheatgrass juicer is inexpensive and readily available in many stores. Since it has no motor it is obviously very quiet to use, and does not require any electricity. You can save money by choosing a manual juicer. Also, a manual juicer won’t generate very much heat, thus enzymes and nutrients are not destroyed.
The Healthy Juicer is an excellent manual – hand powered wheatgrass juicer made by Lexen Products. You can read my review of this juicer here: Healthy Juicer if you would like more information on this juicer. Pragotrade also manufactures a heavy duty manual juicer for wheatgrass.
Electric Wheatgrass Juicers:
An electric masticating wheatgrass juicer crushes the produce rather than shredding it. It is more expensive than a manual juicer but can be used to juice other vegetables and fruits too. The Omega Vert Low-Speed Juicer is a masticating-style juicer with many uses.
You will also find single auger wheatgrass juicers as well as the more expensive twin gear juicers. The Omega 8006 is a versatile single auger wheatgrass juicer while the Green Star Elite Juicer is an excellent twin gear juicer.
When choosing a wheatgrass juicer, you must pay attention to the amount of juice you can extract with the juicer. You may also want to choose a juicer that you can use with other vegetables and fruits.
It is also important to determine how easy it is to assemble and disassemble the machine, as well as the cleaning requirements of the juicer. Make sure the parts are dishwasher safe. Manual juicers have less cleaning requirements while twin gear juicers have more parts to clean.
All of the masticating juicers will do a good job of juicing wheatgrass for you, and of course some perform better than others. My reviews page on the best masticating juicers will give you an good idea of what extractors are available and how they perform.