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Wheatgrass is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet, and while there might not be many culinary applications for the grass itself, many find that its juice provides all of the health benefits without the fibrous texture of the grass. In order to get wheatgrass juice, however, you either have to purchase it from the store or juice it yourself.
In many cases, even the wheatgrass juice sold in health food stores has been processed to some degree, in order to keep it fresh in transportation from farm to store. This means that some of the nutrients have been removed from the juice and other chemicals have been added to act as preservatives.
The best way to get natural, pure wheatgrass juice is to juice it yourself with an electric wheatgrass juicer. Unlike manual wheatgrass juicers, which require you to power the juicer with a crank (but therefore do not require any electricity to run), an electric juicer does all the work for you. All you have to do is put in the wheatgrass and the juicer extracts as much juice as possible.
Why can’t you use a regular juicer? Because, unlike peaches or apples, wheatgrass does not contain very much juice. It’s much more difficult to juice than a piece of fruit and requires a special kind of juicer specifically designed to extract juice from the wheatgrass stalks.
Whether you opt for a manual or electric model will depend on how often you are planning on juicing and which model best fits your needs. Not every wheatgrass juicer will be right for everyone, but if you are interested in this type of juicing, this article will tell you everything you need to know in order to pick out the right one.
Why Juice Wheatgrass?
Wheatgrass contains an amazing array of nutrients that would be difficult to get through just about any source. Just a few ounces of wheatgrass juice contains more nutrients that several pounds of fruits and vegetables.
If you are trying to eat a more nutrient-rich diet but find it difficult to get the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables, drinking wheatgrass juice every day can definitely improve your diet.
Three of the Best Electric Wheatgrass Juicers
After doing some research and testing out some juicers myself, I've compiled a list of my top three. To be clear, I don't have the budget to buy every juicer in the world. I borrowed a few, and I own two myself. Although there are many out there that I have not tried, I think I have tried some of the top products available today.
- Breville Juice Fountain Elite
- Samson Advanced Wheatgrass Juicer 9005
- Green Power KPE1304 Twin Gear Juicer
Breville Juice Fountain Elite
This is one of the most powerful and stylish models money can buy. Breville has multiple high-quality juicers, some have more power and a higher quality build than others. Unlike many other juicers that look plastic and tacky sitting on your counter, the Breville juicer is sleek and refined, with easy to remove and clean parts. It boasts an expert filtering screen that catches pulp and ensures that the juice is smooth, but still full of nutrients.
The only complaint about this model is that it can be a little noisy, but that’s probably worth the quality juice that it produces. Next, to my Brauwn Blender, this is the favorite machine in my kitchen for healthy juicing.
Samson Advanced Multi-Purpose Wheatgrass Juicer
This is designed both for those that want to juice wheatgrass on a daily basis and for those that might want to try out some other juices (or add a little bit of extra flavor to the wheatgrass).
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This model is a bit of a beast, but it has more than enough power to create smooth, delicious juice, with low foam and very little heat.
Green Power KPE1304 Twin Gear Juicer
This juicer is a favorite among avid wheatgrass aficionados. It’s a triple threat: the best yield on wheatgrass, extremely durable, and easy to clean. It’s definitely on the more expensive end, but with all of the features, it’s definitely worth the few extra bucks for many. But for myself, the Breville Juice Foutain Elite fits all my needs and is a lot less costly.
Benefits of Electric Wheatgrass Juicing
An electric wheatgrass juicer sucks in the grass, applies its own pressure and squeezes the liquid out of the wheatgrass. Electric models run from fairly inexpensive to very inexpensive. How much money you should spend will depend on how much juicing you are going to be doing and what kind of result you want to obtain.
Electric models have a number of advantages of manual models, including the fact that the machine does all of the juicing, and often in a more efficient way than is possible with a hand crank juicer.
It Uses an Efficient Technique
The blades on these juicers are designed to cut the wheatgrass into a pulp, from which, the juice is much easier to extract, rather than just pressing the blades themselves. This method produces a great deal of juice, which means you make the most of the wheatgrass that you process through your juicer. You want a juicer that gets the pulp and leftover material as dry as possible, so no juice is being wasted.
It Saves Time
Electric wheatgrass juicers are just going to be more efficient. Because they are powered by an electric motor and not your elbow grease, they can press much more wheatgrass than a manual model can. If you are trying to make a lot of wheatgrass juice in a short amount of time, you are going to have much better luck with one of these models than with a manual wheatgrass juicer. Especially in commercial applications, an electric model is going to serve you better.
Most of these juicers are relatively small, made of durable materials, and are designed to be easy to clean. For the individual that plans on juicing every day, you want a juicer that is easy to take apart, clean, and put back together—otherwise, you simply won’t use it.
It Makes Large Quantities
For those that want large quantities (or even just a single serving) of wheatgrass juice as quickly as possible, an electric juicer is a must. When it comes to the wheatgrass juicer, electric versions also offer the widest range of features and operation methods. While some use heat in their process and will produce a warm juice, many can cold press the wheatgrass just as well as a manual juicer and some can even extract more juice than a manual juicer, giving you the ability to exert more pressure on the wheatgrass than you might with a manual version.
It Can Do Double Duty
These electric juicers can even do double duty—many have settings that allow you to juice other things, from spinach to soft fruit. If you prefer a juicer that exclusively does wheatgrass, there are models that do that as well.
Disadvantages of Electric Wheatgrass Juicers
For all of their benefits, these juicers do have some drawbacks, as well.
Not as Environmentally Friendly
They are not as environmentally friendly as manual models, as they do require electricity to work. Because of the electricity involved, they are also not as easy to clean—a manual model can be (but maybe should not always be) submerged in water, while only parts of an electric juicer can be removed for thorough cleaning.
It Is More Expensive
Electric juicers also tend to be more expensive than manual juicers, especially over the long run, because you do have to pay for the electricity to operate them. For those that do not want to manually juice their wheatgrass (and to stop paying for wheatgrass juice from a store), an electric juicer is often the best solution.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2019 Sam Shepards