When it comes to getting your daily dose of vitamins and minerals, fresh juice is a popular choice. However, do you know that the type of juice that you choose can make a significant difference in terms of nutritional value and overall health benefits? Let’s dive into the differences between homemade cold pressed juice and store bought juice.

Nutritional Value 

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  • Cold Pressed Juice: Cold pressed juices are made by pressing fruits and vegetables under extreme pressure, without using heat or additional processing. This method preserves more of the natural nutrients, enzymes, and antioxidants in the juice, making it a particularly nutrient-dense choice. Besides that, you get to curate your own home juicing recipes and based on what nutrients your body needs.  
  • Store Bought Juice: Store bought juices, on the other hand, are often pasteurized, a heating process that can destroy some of the natural nutrients. Additionally, many store bought juices contain additives like sugar, artificial flavors, and preservatives which can reduce their overall nutritional value.

Taste and Freshness 

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  • Cold Pressed Juice: Cold pressed juices are known for their fresh and vibrant taste. They're usually sold shortly after being made, ensuring that they retain their wholesome flavor. The best thing about making your own cold pressed juice is that you get to customize it to your liking. For a refreshing twist, you can simply add lemon/lime into your juice.
  • Store Bought Juice: The taste of store bought juice can vary significantly depending on the brand and the additives used. Some may taste quite fresh, while others can have a more processed or artificial flavor.

Shelf Life 

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  • Cold Pressed Juice: Due to the lack of preservatives, cold pressed juices have a relatively short shelf life and should be consumed within a few days of purchase. There are also ways to prolong the shelf life of cold pressed juice such as adding a tinge of lemon slice into the juice. Lemon serves as a natural preservative for your juice but you have to be mindful when adding them into your juice. You wouldn’t want your juice to taste sour.
  • Store Bought Juice: Thanks to preservatives and pasteurization, store bought juices typically have a longer shelf life, making them a more convenient choice for those who don't consume juice daily. You get to keep store bought juice for up to a month easily.


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  • Cold Pressed Juice: Whilst the process of making cold pressed juice is more labor-intensive, it can be more expensive when compared to store bought juice. However, you can control the cost when selecting the type of ingredients that you juice. However considering the ingredients used for the cold pressed juice it is a good investment in health. 
  • Store Bought Juice: Store bought juices are generally more affordable due to mass production and the use of cheaper ingredients and processes.

In conclusion, although store bought juice may be more cost-effective and convenient choice but cold pressed juice offers superior nutritional benefits and taste. Ultimately, the best option depends on your personal health goals, budget, and taste preferences. If you are looking in to investing in health, you can explore Kuvings range of slow juicers. We offer models from entry level all the way to premium range that differ in terms of juice texture, features, warranty period and attachments provided.

Here's a simple guide on how to choose your Kuvings Juicer.

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