Does Juicy Leaf use organic fruits and vegetables?
We strictly use certified organic or local, organically grown produce unless an item is on the “EWG Clean Fifteen” list; e.g. pineapples, melons, etc. https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/clean_fifteen_list.php#.WlJKyVQ-eHo
What’s the difference between a juice and a smoothie?
The main difference is fiber. Most of the insoluble fiber is removed in the juicing process. By taking the fiber out, you can pack more fruit & veggie nutrients into a juice than you can into a smoothie of the same size. The lack of insoluble fiber allows your body to rapidly absorb the nutrients while expending minimal digestive effort. Smoothies are made by pulverizing fruit/veggies with liquid in a blender. The insoluble fiber, which helps keep things moving through your system, is maintained in the process.
What's the difference between Juicy Leaf juice and cold-pressed juice at the supermarket?
Cold-pressed juices at the supermarket undergo a process called HPP (High Pressure Processing), where pressure is used to extend shelf life and inactivate bacteria, yeast, mold, etc. The process is less destructive to nutrients than pasteurization, which uses heat; however, some beneficial enzymes are compromised. HPP juice at the supermarket can sit on the shelf for a month or more. Our juice is truly raw. It sits on the shelf for a maximum of three days and contains all of the beneficial enzymes.
Shouldn’t raw juice be consumed immediately after juicing?
Raw juice made with a centrifugal juicer should be consumed immediately because the process generates a lot of heat and oxidation, which leads to rapid enzyme depletion. Cold-pressed juicing involves a gentle grind and firm press that limits heat and oxidation, allowing the juice to maintain its enzymes for up to three days after pressing.
Can Juicy Leaf bottles be reused?
We are able to sanitize and reuse the glass shot bottles; however, we cannot properly sanitize and reuse the plastic ones. We encourage you to recycle the plastic bottles and either reuse the glass ones or thoroughly rinse and return them to us.
Can I freeze the juice?
You can freeze the juice, but you must pour out an ounce or two first to allow for expansion.