What is the difference between a juicer and a slow juicer?
Compare juicer to a slow juicer
|Preparation||Quickly grates||Slowly crushes|
|Feed tube||Wide (not much cutting required)||Narrow (more cutting required)|
|Suitable for||Fruit and vegetables with a lot of moisture||All kinds of fruit, vegetables, nuts, and wheat grass|
|Result||Clear juice||Concentrated juice|
|Purchase||Relatively affordable||Relatively expensive|
Juicer: quickly grates
A juicer has a drum on the inside that rotates, with a grater. As soon as you put the ingredients in at the top, this drum starts to spin quickly (centrifugation). Your fruit is grated and the juice is 'thrown' out of the fruit. Your drink will be ready quickly.
Slow juicer: slowly crushes
A slow juicer 'crushes' your ingredients very slowly with the help of a mortar. The following applies to this device: the fewer rotations per minute (RPM), the more juice you have left. Just as with a juicer, the pulp is then separated from the juice. Making juice with a slow juicer generally takes a little longer than making juice with a juicer.
Juicer: not much cutting required
The feed tube of a juicer is usually very wide. For example, with most juicers you juice an apple in one go, without first cutting it into pieces.
Slow juicer: much cutting required
The feed tube of a slow juicer is usually narrow. This means that you first have to cut the ingredients into small pieces to juice them.
Juicer: fruit and vegetables with a lot of moisture
The amount of juice you extract from your fruit and vegetables with a juicer is comparable to when you squeeze oranges with a citrus press. It's more than enough, but there's still some wet pulp left. A juicer is less suitable for making juice from low-moisture ingredients, such as nuts or bananas.
Slow juicer: all kinds of fruit, vegetables, nuts, and wheat grass
A slow juicer extracts almost all the juice from ingredients. This makes it not only suitable for juicing fruit and vegetables, but also for low-moisture ingredients, like leaved vegetables, wheat grass, or nuts. The pulp that remains is completely dry.
Juicer: Clear juice
The juice from a juicer is very clear and resembles lemonade. It does contain fewer fibers than juice from a slow juicer. Because of this, you could say that juice from a juicer is slightly less healthy than juice that you make with a slow juicer. In practice, however, the nutritional values hardly differ.
Slow juicer: Concentrated juice
The juice from a slow juicer is thin, but slightly less clear than with a juicer. This is because, due to the slow method of juicing, more fibers remain in the drink. Because no frictional heat is released during the juicing process, juice from a slow juicer is often said to be healthier than juice from a juicer. However, these claims are not sufficiently scientifically substantiated.