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07-20-2007, 10:29 PM
Hi- I've got long working days ahead of me and want to use my Champion juicer and make green lemonade and carrot juice to drink later in the day, sometimes as late as 12 hours.
Can anyone tell me how big of an issue oxidizing is with juices that have been sitting in the fridge for about a 12 hour period? I know it's not ideal but is it still better to have the juice or forego it? thanks
07-20-2007, 10:59 PM
Champion is one of the better juicers as far as oxidation goes. I read that if you chill a glass container or bottle and then fill it to the tippy top to reduce room for the oxygen then it SHOULD be ok as long as it stays chilled.
07-20-2007, 11:02 PM
Thanks. My body is doing really well with liquid nutrition these days. I eat one meal a day and juice twice and at the age of 35 I truly feel the best I ever have.
07-21-2007, 02:23 AM
Carrot Juice should last 12 hrs. it will tell you when it goes bad...it gets slimmy. qvc.com sells plastic containers called "LOCK n LOCK" they keep my juice fine for days. I can keep Carrot Juice in them without it getting slimmy.
07-21-2007, 07:21 AM
I used to juice ahead and save it overnight for morning. It is ok but I much prefer to juice as I need it. It just doesn't taste the same nor have the same enzyme value as when you eat it fresh. But, it can be done if you have no other choice
Yes, chill the container (glass or a thermos is the best) and leave as little air as possible at the top and once you open it, try to finish it all up at once. . :)
What about just making smoothies and juicing when you are going to drink it right away?
I read that when you juice, it loses a huge amount of the value after 15 minutes. That may be bogus, who knows, but when I make juices it's when everyone's up. And I make sure they're ready to drink away...
But smoothies,... I sometimes drink those for a full two days because the fiber supposedly helps to keep everything intact pretty well.
07-22-2007, 07:39 AM
Dunno about smoothies but I guess that whether you juice or make smoothies the process of tearing up the fruit and veggies causes the enzymes to start to die. Like when you cut an apple and it begins to turn brown almost right away. That is the enzymes dieing. So it is best to use it right away but like I said, if you have no other choice, it is better than canned or bottled death.
07-24-2007, 01:37 PM
I have always drank my juice as fresh as possible. If I could figure out a way to juice with my mouth under the juicer where the bowl goes I would juice right into my mouth but the best I can do is to juice a couple of carrots and a garlic clove and drink that immediately and then repeat until I am juiced. Have you ever cut a potatoe and been suprised how fast the exposed surface turns brown ? That says everything that needs to be said about oxidation. For me its juice and drink immediately. :)
07-27-2007, 09:27 AM
Take a thermos and put it in the freezer over night so it's nice and frosty like a cold beer mug. Make your juice right before you have to leave for work. Fill the thermos up all the way with juice. If your a little short add water until it's full, hold it over the sink and screw the lid down. The juice will overflow into the sink. This will insure the least bit of air possible. Put the thermos in a fridge when you get to work if you have one available.
07-27-2007, 07:51 PM
145ish --- Your suggestions for storing juices for later has made me think about how some of that might be applied to my juice and drink program. I am going to experiment with storing the juice "mug" in the freezer when not in use and between juices. Also I am going to start putting a few ice cubes into the bottom of the juice mug so that as the juice comes out of the juicer in washes over the ice cubes to help keep it cold until I can drink it. Thanks for your post and the resulting experiments that have resulted from your post. :)
07-28-2007, 06:09 PM
I am going to experiment
I have concluded my experiments. 1) I am adopting the "frosted" mug for everyday use on every juice I make. The extra cold helps preserve the juice and the added cool temperature agrees with my taste buds. 2) I am adopting the use of some ice in the bottom of the mug on hot days for additional cooling. Thank you 145ish. :)
07-30-2007, 09:39 AM
Happy to be of assistance! It works great for me too.
08-08-2007, 08:47 AM
How do you know that cold is preserving the juice? When you say 'preserving' are you referring to enzymes, vitamins/minerals, etc or just taste?
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