JUICING – Nama

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FAQs: Juicing

Q. How long can I store my juice?

Juices can be stored in the fridge for 24-48 hours and up to 72 hours at the absolute most.

When needing to store juices for longer than that, you then need to freeze them. If freezing, it is advisable to not fill them right to the top to allow room for expansion. Leave at least ½ inch at the top. When thawing them it is advisable to thaw in the refrigerator and drink immediately.

Learn more about storing your juice here.

Q. I thought fiber was good for you?

Soluble Fiber

Soluble fiber remains in your juice even when you take out the pulp. Soluble fiber absorbs water in the intestines, forming a gel that helps slow the transit of food through your digestive tract. It also acts as a prebiotic to support healthy bacteria in the gut.

Insoluble Fiber

Insoluble fiber remains in your smoothie as the pulp. Insoluble fiber makes you feel full because it literally takes up more room in your stomach. This fiber helps keep you regular. Since your body doesn’t absorb much of it, it also adds bulk to your stool. Learn more about fiber here.

Q. How do I select my ingredients?

 Few tips on selecting ingredients…

  1. Bright is always best
  2. Pick seasonal produce
  3. Smell the produce
  4. Avoid plastic bags
  5. Select what you need
  6. Dirt is your friend
  7. Determine if it’s per pound or per unit
  8. Visit the frozen section (make sure to thaw before juicing)

P.S. – Please be kind to our earth and upcycle your pulp and spoiled fruits and vegetables by composting. Also note that pulp can be added to stocks and sauces or dehydrated and used to make granola, crackers etc.

Learn more about selecting ingredients here.

Q. What is a good balance of fruits and vegetables in my juice?

We recommend drinking juice that is made up of 80% veggies and 20% fruits. Keep in mind that root vegetables such as carrots, beets, sweet potato and other starchy vegetables can add a natural sweet taste to the juice while they are still considered vegetables. And citrus such as lemon, limes and grapefruit are low in sugar so they do not count as true fruits

Learn more about the 80/20 rule here.

Q. What are the differences between juicing and blending?

A juicer separates pulp from the juice.

  • A juicer spins or squeezes your juice out of the produce removing the pulp.
  • The pulp is separated from the juice.
  • Prep for juicing is easy – just wash your produce and put it in whole through your juicer.

A blender combines juice and pulp.

  • A blender pulverizes the ingredients, typically with sharp blades cutting and mixing ingredients around 30,000 RPM.
  • The pulp stays in the smoothie and makes it thicker.
  • Smoothie ingredients can sometimes require more prep – some blenders work better if you peel and chop your produce.

Learn more about juicing vs. blending here.

Q. Why is there foam in my juice?
The foam that occurs is due to the reaction of insoluble fiber with the oxygen and is very normal. Feel free to give it a stir and it should get rid of some of the foam. You can also strain the juice once to remove some of the foam. The amount of foam you get from leafy greens can vary by the season or type of veggie you are getting, so sometimes the foam can be more or less!
Q. I want to learn more about my Nama juicer, where can I go?
Check out some of our helpful videos here.