Wheatgrass juice is a popular drink among health-conscious individuals because of the many health benefits it offers. More energy, healthy digestion, and better overall health due to vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and its ability to balance your body’s pH levels.
A good wheatgrass juicer lets you take advantage of these health benefits by producing the freshest juice possible right in your own kitchen. Many of the popular juicers on the market struggle with extracting juice from wheatgrass.
Centrifugal juicers use a sharp blade rotating at high RPMs to extract juice but when it comes to wheatgrass this results mostly in chopping the wheatgrass into smaller pieces and does not yield very much juice if any at all.
A better option would be to use a masticating juicer that crushes and squeezes fruits and vegetables to extract juice rather than chopping up your produce with a sharp, fast spinning blade.
Most juicers run at 1000 RPM or more but wheatgrass juicing machines run at an average of 80 to 120 RPM. Wheatgrass Juicers are made exclusively for extracting the juice from wheatgrass and other leafy greens, as well as some soft fruits like grapes. Wheatgrass juicers are not made for extracting juice from vegetables and most fruits.
A manual wheatgrass juicer is inexpensive and readily available in many stores. It does not have a motor, thus it works quietly and does not require electricity. You can save money by choosing a manual juicer.
Also, a manual juicer does not generate much heat, thus enzymes and nutrients are not destroyed. The Healthy Juicer is an excellent manual wheatgrass juicer by Lexen Products. Pragotrade also manufactures a heavy duty manual juicer for wheatgrass.
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 8005 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 Tribest is an excellent twin gear juicer.
One of the best models I found is made specifically for wheatgrass and that is the Samson 6 in 1 Electric Wheatgrass Juicer. This particular unit is able to effectively extract juice from wheatgrass, leafy greens and other vegetables that centrifugal juicers tend to have trouble with. It uses a low-speed auger to extract the juice rather than a high-speed blade.
A rapidly rotating blade introduces heat and oxygen into the juice and this can break down the enzymes in the juice degrading its nutritional value. The Samson 6 in 1 Electric Wheatgrass Juicer had some very good user reviews online.
Most people agreed that this particular unit did a great job of getting every drop of juice out of the fruits and vegetables they put into it and that it was able to extract more juice than several other models on the market.
When choosing a wheatgrass juicer, you must also 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.