Is Slow Juicing the Same as Cold Pressed?

Is Slow Juicing the Same as Cold Pressed?

When I started juicing, the first term I learned was “cold pressed.” Quickly though, I began to see slow juicing pop up to describe specific types of juicers. But, I wondered, what is the difference between slow juicing and cold pressed juicing? A little research revealed the simple answer. However, through learning about slow juicing and cold pressed juicing, I also learned that the reason these two phrases are used so often is because they’ve become synonymous with high-quality juicing methods.


Is slow juicing the same as cold pressed? Yes, it is! The terms slow juicing and cold pressed both refer to the lack of heat and oxidation, which is believed to preserve enzyme and nutrient content, when juicing. More broadly put, these juicers are considered masticating juicers; however, two-stage juicers such as the PURE are also cold pressed. But why are slow juicing and cold pressed juice talked about so much? We’ll go into detail below.

Why Should You Care About Slow Juicing or Cold Pressed Juice?

When you buy fresh cold pressed or slow juice from a store, it hasn’t been pasteurized. This is incredibly important, as all bottled juices you would regularly buy are pasteurized and thus the vast majority of the nutrients are lost. This makes fresh cold pressed juice objectively better than bottled juices. However, regularly buying cold pressed juice from a store or cafe becomes expensive quickly. For someone wanting to consistently add nutrient-dense juices to their diet, investing in a juicing machine is highly recommended. 

Cold press juicers are broadly known as masticating juicers. Masticating juicers produce higher quality juice and yield more juice from produce. Generally, slow juicers extract significantly more juice than “normal” juicers, which are broadly called centrifugal juicers. Masticating juicers more efficiently extract nutrients and enzymes than centrifugal juicers. They are also capable of juicing leafy greens and small amounts of wheatgrass; centrifugal juicers are not capable of juicing leafy vegetables.

Does Cold Pressed Juice Last Longer?

Juice is best fresh; there’s no denying it. It tastes amazing and it has the highest level of nutrients. However, cold pressed juice will last up to 72 hours in the fridge. This is thanks to the slow juicing machine that produces less oxidation. If you’re treating disease with juice or adding a significant amount of juice to your daily schedule, it will likely make the most sense for you to batch make your juices each day. A cold press masticating juicer makes this easily possible while still providing high quality, nutrient-dense juice.


Which Slow Juicer Creates the Best Cold Pressed Juice? 

Our complete guide to the Best Masticating Juicers thoroughly covers all of the best juicers on the market. That being said, here’s a quick break down of three fantastic juicers in this category:

The most affordable masticating juicer is the Champion Elite 4000, which is considered an old-reliable in the juicing community. If you want the highest possible quality juice and are ready to invest, it’s hard to match The Angel, which comes in four different models. For the highest quality juice at the best price, the Hurom Alpha Vertical Slow Juicer is a great option. Check out many more options here.

As always, if you have any questions regarding slow juicers or a specific model of juicer, please don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email. Providing information and products for optimal wellness is our passion; we’re here to help. Can you tell the difference when drinking cold pressed versus “normal” juice? Let us know in the comments below!

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