What is Cold Pressed Juice?
Here at Oak & Maple, we LOVE juice and, more specifically, we LOVE it cold pressed. We don't compromise when it comes to fueling our own bodies and we want to make sure that more nourishing food, beverages and snacks can be enjoyed by all. That's why we've taken it upon ourselves to widen the access to high quality, nutrient dense juices so that as many people as possible can share our enjoyment and consume a healthier diet full to the brim with fruits and veggies.
What does 'Cold Pressed' mean?
Cold pressed juicing is a method of extracting and preserving the vast majority of enzymes, vitamins and minerals out of raw fruit and vegetables. This is generally a more expensive and more time consuming method of juicing and so many 'juicers' have sacrificed the nutritional profile and opted for faster techniques to increase their production.
This is where we differ, as we believe that the cost and the wait is more than worth it for the last drops of natures nectar. The end product is a raw and highly nutrient dense juice full to the brim with vitamins, minerals and live enzymes which will leave you feeling energised on the inside and glowing on the outside. With 5-6 servings of fruit and vegetables (around half a kg!) going into one of our regular juices, It's an incredibly easy (and not to mention delicious) way of increasing your daily nutrition intake, which can help to strengthen your immune system and the overall functioning of your body.
So how does it work?
The cold pressed method is the only commercial juicing method to include a 2 step process as well as the only method to actually include a 'pressing' stage.
Step 1: A slow grinding process whereby the raw produce is ground into a wet pulp releasing a fibrous liquid which is caught in a filter bag.
Step 2: A hydraulic press forces the juice from the pulp through the filter bag by putting it under 2 tonnes of pressure. This amount of pressure enables method to extract most of, if not all, the enzymes, vitamins and minerals from the raw produce. This leaves the insoluble fibre from the raw produce as a dry pulp and a highly nutrient dense, raw and unpasteurised juice ready to be bottled.
In it's raw state, our juices have a shelf life of 5 days - a great deal longer than other juicing methods.
Learn more about other juicing methods and how they differ from 'Cold Pressed' here.