Berk

This is Berk from the JarKitchen Team. I am a Mechatronics Engineer and I like cooking in my spare time. By bringing my engineering background into the business, product reviews are a specialty for me. During my travels across Europe, I have learned/tested many recipes and now I plan to bring them to you here!

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Wasabi Scoville: A Unique Flavor Beyond the Scale

Wasabi: A Unique Flavor Beyond the Scoville Scale

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It is well known that wasabi gives a different kind of burning sensation. Of course, when compared with the usual spicy nutritions we are familiar with. Therefore, right before their first wasabi experience, everybody most likely has wondered how hot it is. Furthermore, probably got nervous about how the burn will make them feel. It would be easier to try it if they would know the wasabi Scoville heat unit. However, there is no such thing as explained in the following paragraph. They usually ask whether it is spicy as much as the other peppery foods they know. But it is hard to answer as everyone’s pain threshold differs.

Wasabi Scoville Value

Although the pungency of food is relative, Wilbur Scoville, an American pharmacist created a proportionally impersonal system of measurement in 1912, which serves to rank the chili peppers according to their spiciness or heat. However, unlike chili peppers, wasabi which is a root, basically not a pepper. That is why it can not be measured by the Scoville scale. It indicates from the concentration of ‘’capsaicin’’, a molecule that is based on oil; the ingredient of chili peppers that cause the sense of burning on the tissue it directly contacts. 

How Spicy is Wasabi?

Wasabi plant being ground. They look like long-shaped radishes.

Wasabi causes a short-term burning as it is a different type of hot. When compared to chili peppers most of us familiar with, wasabi is different. The smaller chemicals found in the wasabi vaporize and reach to your nose where the burning sensation happens. Additionally, it causes lacrimation. In order to avoid excessive pain, it should be consumed in small proportions. The heat can be diminished simply by water or other liquids as isothiocyanate is water-soluble. Although it is not directly linked, wasabi kind of has a similar effect with the eucalyptus or menthols but stronger and more painful than those two. Alongside its spiciness, wasabi is a very sensitive taste as it tends to lose its flavor very fast. In restaurants, they serve it as freshly prepared and in 15 minutes, the savor fades away.

Why Does Wasabi Burn Differently?

Wasabi is a sauce with green color

Capsaicin is a compound that attaches to the TRPV1 pain receptors of the tongue. It causes a feeling like there is a fire in your mouth. Just like the pain of eating tremendously heated food. In the case of wasabi, the name of the substance that causes pain is allyl isothiocyanate (AITC). It affects nasal passages for a short amount of time comparing to the length of pain that capsaicin creates.

Some may ask: Why we feel the heat in our nasal passages and not in the tongue? Because the wasabi receptor, which is known as TRPA1 and is a member of the family of receptors called transient receptor potential (TRP), also a relative to TRPV1 (capsaicin receptor), is located in the nasal passages. When some chemical compounds our body is not familiar with bind to the receptor, it stimulates both our nose and eyes which can cause burning, cough, itch. It also responds to stuff like tear gas, cigarette smoke or onion, etc.

If you are wondering what exactly happens when you eat something spicy that contains capsaicin, check out our article on Taco Bell Diablo Sauce Scoville! In this article, we go into deep detail about what is “spicy”.

Is There Any Chance That Wasabi Would Kill You?

Allyl isothiocyanate which wasabi contains has LD50 toxicity of 151mg/kg. It appears that there is a 50% chance of dying from ingesting 9 grams of allyl isothiocyanate in the case that the person who consumes it is a 60 kg adult. As the pure wasabi contains 9585 mg/kg of allyl isothiocyanate, a person would need 9 kilograms of the wasabi to kill them. As the maximum capacity of the human stomach is 1.5-2 liters on average, the chances of wasabi killing you because of excessive eating are very low.

Where does it come from?

Water canals on a wasabi farm

Wasabi sauce is produced from a plant called Wasabi Japonica which is a member of the Brassicaceae family. This family includes cabbage, mustard, and horseradish, which are also pungent foods. Surprisingly, the paste that restaurants serve by sushi on our plate is usually not actual wasabi, rather a mixture of mustard, starch, horseradish, green food coloring, and other spices. Because wasabi is expensive and is somehow difficult to cultivate. The water quality and proper climate are highly important for this plant to grow. Therefore, we all have probably tasted the ‘’western wasabi’’ instead of the original one.

Benefits of Wasabi

If you are a wasabi eater, we have some good news for you! Wasabi is nutrient-rich in terms of vitamins and minerals. As the most famous ones, vitamin C, magnesium, zinc, and potassium are just a few of them. Another and maybe more interesting feature of wasabi is that it contains isothiocyanate which is a strong antioxidant. Wasabi is also helpful to digest better by getting rid of harmful bacterias in the stomach. That’s why scientists to consume it with sushi which contains raw fish that can cause contamination.

Conclusion

To conclude, wasabi is a unique and expensive flavor that might sound exotic, however, it is a root plant that has similarities with well-known plants like cabbage, horseradish. The thing that evokes curiosity most about wasabi is probably its pungency which makes many people wonder about the wasabi Scoville heat unit. Unfortunately, there is no such measure as the chemical compound of the wasabi is entirely different than of the peppers and as a result, chemical compounds affect the area in the body, which are different in each.

Therefore, wasabi is one of the most expensive plants in the world that has many beneficial sides such as healthier digestion, antioxidant function, vitamins, and minerals it contains. But its heat is incomparable to other hot, spicy foods, those we are more familiar with and people use them more worldwide. Finally, a fun fact about wasabi: a Japanese company has invented a wasabi smoke alarm for deaf people! The smell of wasabi is the most effective one among other potential odors to wake people up as it takes less than two minutes.

Have you ever wondered what is in Moe’s Hard Rock and Roll Sauce? We have made thorough research on the internet and even given you 2 more recipes!

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Nutribullet for Protein Shakes

Nutribullet for Protein Shakes – Best Blenders for Protein Shakes

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Especially during the pandemic, we, humans, have started to change the way we live. We are at home gaining all those calories from every junk food we have or for every food that we plan to cook, but not cook eventually because staying at home for months has drained our energy. If you have been exercising, of course, you need to watch out for your protein intake. In this article, we go into detail about Nutribullet for Protein Shakes.

In order to establish a healthier lifestyle, we need to do more exercise. Exercise is the key factor in surviving this pandemic with a healthy body. As Mustafa Kemal Ataturk once said, a healthy mind is with a healthy body. Therefore, make sure that you do 15 to 20 minutes of exercise per day. Trust me, it will keep you fresh and strong during the day. As your body adapts itself to your exercise routine, you will start to see some more changes. You will be able to wake up more comfortably, get a night of quality sleep, and not feel tired every time you eat something.

While doing sports or exercise, it is very important to get enough protein in your body. Protein is very important for muscular maintenance and muscular hypertrophy. There are various ways to take protein into your body which you can do easily by consuming protein-rich foods. If you do not have the time to cook real food, you can of course use protein shakes to feed your muscles with the protein it solely needs. If you want to add some extra flavor and ingredients to that shake, you surely need a blender. You are in the right place because we are going to talk about some blender action!

Nutribullet Protein Shakes

Optimum Nutrition protein powder has a black container with the logo on it.

But first, let us talk about what to blend right? If you are looking for a premium protein shake, Optimum Nutrition is the choice for you. It is one of the best brands out there selling sports supplements. Supplements include protein powders, casein, creatin, etc. Our recommendation is with the Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein Powder. It is going to supply you with the protein you need.

Nutribullet Rx Reviews

This is the NutriBullet for protein shakes. It comes with 3 transparent blending jars

I have got to admit though, Nutribullet had to play their trump card, Nutribullet Rx to be able to properly compete against brands producing blenders like Vitamix and Blendtec. Nutribullet Rx is a powerful blender with many functionalities that can easily blend your protein shakes.

Pros

Lucky for Nutribullet, there are a lot of things to say about this particular blender as positive. Reviews are mostly positive and impressive. It can easily crush and blend any ingredient you throw at it including frozen berries, protein shakes, and ice. It can also break down the smallest of seeds thanks to its deadly blades. (Deadly for the ingredients of course!)

A 1700Watt motor gives life to this powerful blender. Thanks to it, it can blend green smoothies (which are high in fiber, best blended with chewing/masticating juicers) and soups. Some liquids like water, milk, or fruit juices are necessary for the blending operation. The reason for this is, that Nutribullet Rx does not have any pulse feature, mechanism, or tamper to get rid of any materials that are stuck within the container.

Blender’s ease-of-use comes from the easily detachable container. You can start the blending, detach the container, and take it with you. You might be headed to the gym, to work, or even staying at home. say goodbye to Blender dishes!

Nutribullet has made some enhancements to the models that came before. The drive socket is now made out of metal which enables the blender to work more steadily and become more durable. Especially when compared with its plastic-made counterpart.

Cons

Now it is time for the cons. Do not get me wrong, the product is already awesome. The biggest downside is that the Nutribullet Rx does not have any on/off switch. If you are blending with less liquid, ingredients might get stuck in the container, requiring you to pull the container off its base, shake and reinsert. Shake well! and reinsert.

You might hear a grinding noise coming out of the gears if you try to remove the cup or pitcher at a slight angle. Do not do this, as this may cause wear and tear over time. This is of course within acceptable limits most of the time but, do not overdo it. This also resets the automated timer within the machine.

Another important downside of this product is the manual tightening tool. For a blender of this quality, you would not expect such a hurdle. You will constantly need to use the manual tool for moving the ingredients around in the jar.

Best Blenders for Protein Shakes

You are here to find a blender for the Protein shakes right? You are lucky because we also review the 3 best blenders for Protein Shakes as well. Let us have a look at the top 3, shall we?

Nutri Ninja Protein Shake Blender – Overall Best Choice

Its blades look very sharp and serrated. Black and grey in color, it looks elegant and luxurious.

The Nutri Ninja Protein Shake Blender is the first item on our list. With it, you can blend just anything you want. A 900Watt motor powers this beast, which is also one of the best motors out there. With the price of this product in mind, you will be amazed by how powerful this motor is, that you will think that this is an industrial-grade blender.

The blades in this beast are made to crush and chew any ingredient that you throw at it, so you will definitely not have a problem while blending your protein shake.

Nutri Ninja Protein Shake Blender comes with two cups that serve as blending containers. After blending, you can use the change the blade cap with the travel cap. So that you are always ready to drink your protein shake on the go. The two cups also vary in size, one of them being an 18-ounce cup, while the other one being a 24-ounce cup. It is totally up to you which one to choose or which one suits your blending needs.

One downside of this beast comes from the motor in it. It is really loud. That’s why you might have to reconsider before buying this blender to blend protein shakes or protein powder if you are blending at places where you do need to be silent. If you are wondering how to reduce blender noise or maybe some quiet blenders, be sure to check our article about quiet blenders. Long story short, if you are looking for a blender to blend some protein shake, this is the best overall choice for you.

Hamilton Beach 51103 Blender – High Price/Performance Ratio

It is a very easy to use blender, with one button on it. It is pink in color but has many color options as well.

Are you looking for a blender that excels in price/performance ratio? Then, Hamilton Beach 51103 Blender is the right one for you.

This blender is the best blender you can find on a budget if you want to make protein shakes. Hamilton Beach 51103 can easily make protein shakes but it kind of lacks the performance for your other blending needs. It has a weak motor inside, which will not be enough to crush the hardest ingredients you can put in it. If you decide to buy this blender, know in advance, that you need to do some pre-processing on the ingredients you use (chopping in smaller parts).

The downside is that this blender comes with only one lid. However, this should not be a problem if you consider the price of it. It easily meets the expectation while having the price in mind.

NutriBullet NBR-1201 Protein Shake Blender

The second Nutribullet for protein shakes. It comes with two blades and 3 blending containers. It is grey and metallic in color.

This model of NutriBullet gives you the possibility to blend the nicest of protein shakes and the freedom of mind if you want to blend more stuff with it. It comes with three types of blades which are used for various ingredient types like hard vegetables, ice, fruits, and protein powder. Well, protein powder is a very easy to blend ingredient but still, it rocks the best of protein shakes. Having three different cup sizes enables you to blend just the exact amount you want to blend.

The motor of NutriBullet NBR – 1201 is a 600Watt motor. It can easily handle frozen ingredients and ice which you may choose to blend with your favorite protein powder. A downside of this product is, that it is not very durable. It has a tendency to start leaking after using it for a long time in its lifespan. This blender can also directly leak after the purchase. It seems NutriBullet has to pay more attention to its quality control department 🙂

Nutribullet Milling Blades

Just what is special about the Nutribullet milling blades? Let us have a closer look.

In order to maximize the blending efficiency of the blender, the design of the milling blades is very important. Nutribullet reaches maximum blending efficiency thanks to its milling blades.

This blade type is known for its 2 pronged((forks/jags) blades, which is called the milling blade. As you can also understand from its name, it excels in milling grains mostly. It is also very good for chopping herbs nuts.

Nutribullet Extractor Blades

Nutribullet Extractor Blades are good for extracting that delicious juice from any ingredient that you throw at it. Well, since ice can also be an ingredient, it is safe to assume that water is actually the juice of ice! 😛

There are two types of blades for Nutribullet. This blade type has four prongs(forks/jags). This type of blade is known as the extractor blade. Extractor blades excel in breaking tough ingredients like thick vegetable stems, seeds, and hard fruit/vegetable skins. They are the best option if you want to juice some fruits or vegetables with varying shell hardness. Since extractor blades are good at breaking ingredients, they can also crush ice and nuts. If you want to make a green smoothie, this might be the best blade option for your NutriBullet blender.

Conclusion

In this post, we have reviewed the brand NutriBullet for protein shakes and reviewed other blenders too in case you want to consider other options to make protein shakes. Protein shakes are a very easy way to feed your body with enough protein during the day, after a workout, or pre-workout. Of course, you can also add some peanut butter to it to enhance the nutritional value of the sake. Making a green smoothie is also an easy task with these blenders. Is style an important thing for you? Then you should definitely have a look at the Best Juice Bottles, which you can also use to store your protein shakes. It will show how classy you are at the gym.

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Farberware Single Serve Blender – Ultimate Review

Farberware Single Serve Blender – Ultimate Review

It has been 6 months since I have bought a blender of my own and I have been enjoying every smoothie I have made so far. It holds a great place in my kitchen. There is actually no limit to the things you can make with a blender. You can make smoothies, soups, and even knead some dough with them! Of course, this blender is not a blender that you can knead some dough with but Farberware Single Serve Blender will do just fine for your basic blending needs! What is good about single serve blenders is, that they are so fast. For example, a smoothie in the morning will not only give you the energy you require in the morning, but it will also supply you with some of the nutrients your body needs. For example, if you want to know how the daily value looks like after eating some berries, you can have a look at our article on can you juice berries. We as the JarKitchen team as always continue to provide you the best product reviews.

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What is a single serve blender?

If you are looking for a cheap blender, this blender just might be the right option for you. It is small, fast, and cheap and will tend to your blending needs just easily. This is actually the advantage of these blenders. Farberware also looks very cool and will be a good-looking accessory in your kitchen.

What is the best single serve blender?

You might be wondering the answer to this question. In our opinion, Farberware is the best one. It is powerful and small in size, it will give you exactly what you expect from a single-serve blender.

What brand is good for blender?

The history of the Farberware brand is actually pretty old. It goes back to 1900 and was founded in the amazing city of New York. With more than a hundred years of experience in the kitchen industry, it can easily be said that the blenders they produce are of high quality and durability. Following a customer-oriented service, and being users themselves, they always keep the customer in mind. Now it is time to take a look at the Farberware Blender.

What is the best blender 2020?

It is impossible for a blender to be good at everything. There are many aspects to take into account like price, power, design, functionalities, etc. However, in our opinion, Breville Super Q is the best blender in 2020. While Vitamix Venturist 1200 is the best luxury blender and Ninja Professional Plus Blender with Auto-IQ ⁠is the best budget option for you.

Farberware Single Serve Blender 17 Piece Set Review

Farberware Blender is one of the best single serve blenders out in the market. It is a very versatile machine, that can easily handle a lot of tasks thanks to its accessory set. Furthermore from the price perspective, you will be amazed how cheap this product is especially if you know how efficient it blends. So, do not worry about the price.

Let us say, that you are willing to make a portion of lentil soup so that you can warm your belly before going to work on a cold winter morning. I really enjoy eating soup in the morning, it gives you the instant energy you require in the morning because the food is in a liquid form. Liquid foods are digested very easily and fast, making them a perfect breakfast! As a customer, I want to be able to blend many things with my blender.

This small beast can easily puree soups, slice ingredients like fruits and vegetables, mix some cocktails, and blend stuff, meaning you have many options to choose from.

Design and Material

The design of this blender unique and looks so stylish. Just like an apple product. It is basic, but also elegant. You can merely turn it on by twisting the cap on the base. It has a stainless-steel base which makes it a strong kitchen accessory. Thanks to this strong base, it can stand on your kitchen counter firmly and will not move around like some other blenders. Farberware blender comes with strong blades as well, it can easily crush ice. So you will not need to go to Starbucks every time you crave Berry Hibiscus.

faberware blender parts

Operation and Power

One big advantage of this blender is that it has a very powerful motor inside that. That is why previously in this post, I called it a small beast. It is equipped with a motor of 240 watts. When a small size meets such a powerful motor, it can easily handle any tasks and ingredients you throw at it.

Ease of Use

This one is actually the most important factor for this blender. It is very easy to use! Furthermore, it is also very easy to clean. All the parts of the blender are dishwasher friendly, of course except the motor base. Do you blending and throw the parts in the dishwasher for some easy cleaning. It is also easy to use from another aspect because it comes with many accessories. You can just change the combination of the cups and blades so that the machine fits your exact needs. It comes with 2 blades for either chopping or blending. Further accessories include 4 rings, 4 lids, 1 small cup, and 5 small cups. So there are many options you can go with. Especially if one of those options will help you make a cocktail.

How do you use the Farberware Single Serve Blender?

It is really important to know how the machine works and what you must do to avoid any possible damage it may cause to you.

To use the Farberware Blender, put the ingredients in the cup, stick it to the motor base, and twist the cap to start blending. It is actually that easy. However, there are some things that you need to keep in mind before using the Blender.

  • Avoid contact with the moving parts
  • Do not operate in damp areas or outdoors
  • Run the blender only when the lid is in place
  • Close supervision is needed if children are using it
  • Blades are very sharp, be careful
  • Do not blend warm ingredients, especially liquids.
  • Do not operate if the plug or cord is damaged. You might get electrocuted
  • As also stated in this article before, DO NOT put the motor base in a dishwasher. It is not water-resistant
  • Always make sure the cup is correctly in place and tightened before operating
  • Do not forget to unplug the device when not operating, taking off pieces, or before cleaning

Farberware Single Serve Blender 17 Piece Set

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Are expensive blenders worth it?

This is a very tricky question.

If you ask me, I am neither a hardcore blender fan nor a hardcore juicer fan. But there are some people out there that have to blend ingredients. If you have a baby and you do not want to give her prepared foods, the best option would be to make a fruit puree. For those people it is especially important that the blender is of high quality, meaning the material has to be of high quality and the product must be very durable because it is going to be used multiple times a day. For hardcore blenders or juicers, expensive blenders are worth it.

However on the other hand, if you like enjoying the occasional smoothie or soup once or twice a week, then expensive blenders should not be worth it. It does not need to be very durable, it is not necessary to have quality material for the blender.

One simple fact is, it is totally up to you to decide.

What is the quietest blender?

Some blenders can be particularly noisy. That is because they have really strong motors inside and when it starts to blend all the ingredients in it, it will of course get noisy in the kitchen. However, there are some ways to prevent that from happening. For example, you can get a soundproofing casing to reduce the noise being emitted by the motor. Or you can also lay a towel underneath the blender to reduce the noise as well. However, there are some blenders specifically designed to be quiet. If you are looking for some quiet blenders, you should totally check out our Top 10 Quiet Blender Reviews to get informed how quiet blenders work and what can you do to make yours more silent.

Conclusion

Farberware Single Serve Blender has many advantages and fewer disadvantages. It has a very great price/performance ratio. The price of this thing is low if you consider how many things this small beast can do. It has many extra accessories, so you can change the equipment so that the machine fits exactly what you need. You can use it to make purees, smoothies, soups, and even small cocktails on the go before you leave home.

Be sure to check out our other reviews on juicers, blenders, ovens, and coffee makers. Here is an article for you if you like fruit juice 🙂 Best Pomegranate Juicer Reviews!

 

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Hard Rock and Roll Sauce Recipe – 2 bonus Recipes!

Hard Rock and Roll Sauce Recipe – 2 bonus Recipes!

You are either a spicy food lover or you hate spicy food. There is no middle ground. Well, this post goes to all our readers that love their food hot and spicy! Recently, it popped up into our minds with my brother, how AWESOME is the Moe’s Hard Rock and Roll Sauce. That sauce is kicking! By the way, you might need some help eating this. We thought that our readers may have gotten sick of going to Moe’s to buy some of this sauce but this should be a temporary solution. Since we are the JarKitchen team, we have made some research about the content of Hard Rock n Roll sauce at moe s southwest grill. Trust me, it is not easy and may be nearly impossible to find the exact recipe for a sauce like this.

Why is it impossible to find the recipe for Hard Rock and Roll Sauce?

hard rock and roll sauce

Coca-Cola, KFC, Pepsi, and Mc Donalds Big Mac Sauce are all top secret recipes that are kept under utmost security measures. Therefore it is really hard to find the exact recipes for that. These secret recipes are not prepared at restaurants so that the chances of the recipe being disclosed are kept to a minimum.

Researching for the Hard Rock and Roll Sauce Recipe on the Internet

During my research, I have discovered that many people are looking for the recipe for this sauce. An employee of Moe’s responded to the topic and said that he will take a look into the ingredients list when he gets to work. Afterward, he said that he couldn’t find the ingredients. However, he also stated that the base for this sauce is the Texas Pete Hot Sauce. It seems Moe’s has added some extra spices, pepper extracts, and maybe some more vinegar to create the delicious and spicy Hard Rock n Roll Sauce. Since salt and vinegar are surely used in hard rock n roll sauce, nutrition facts show that there is 108mg of sodium per 100g of this sauce. Which makes up 5% of the daily value. Daily value is important for us. Hard Rock n roll sauce does not contain any protein.

That is how big companies keep their recipes in secret. But thank god we have the internet, we have many people’s opinions and we can find a copycat recipe for that. It is stated on the internet, that the closest you can get to the Hard Rock n Roll Sauce Recipe is the Extra Hot Valentina Hot Sauce.

Extra Hot Valentina Hot Sauce is the closest you can get!

After the research, we have found out, that the closest you can get to the Hard Rock and Roll is to get your hands on Valentina Hot Sauce. It has to be the one with the black label though. Here is the product if you are interested:

Valentina Hot Sauce is the best alternative to Hard Rock and Roll Sauce. It is red in color and has a black label.

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If you do not want to buy Valentina Hot Sauce, you can also make it yourself at home! But first, here is some information about the Valentina hot sauce.

Valentina is a brand of hot sauce. It has a light consistency, which means it is pourable. It is either sold in 12.5-ounce or 34-ounce glass bottles. Bottles have a flip-top cap, which cannot be unscrewed from the glass bottle. Valentina Hot Sauce is thicker than Tabasco sauce and has less vinegar in it in exchange for more chili flavor. Valentina Hot Sauce Scoville is 900 SHUs, while the Valentina Black Label Hot Sauce is about 2100 SHUs. If you are wondering what happens when you eat something spicy, you can learn more information about that in our Taco Bell Diablo Sauce Scoville article.

Nutrition facts for Valentina hot sauce state that in 1 tbsp (5g) is 5mg of sodium, which equals to 2,67% of the daily value being advised by doctors. Valentina Hot Sauce does not contain any protein. This means, that you can eat this sauce every day as long as you are careful with the amount you consume.

Valentina Hot sauce is often used in several Mexican foods. It is not only hot but also tasty. True Mexican street food is not only hot but also tasty. Valentina Hot sauce contains water, chili peppers, vinegar, salt, spices, and sodium benzoate as preservatives. From the nutrition perspective, it is not always what people look for in the sauces, since they are mostly consumed with junk food, but

Homemade Valentina Sauce Recipe (Hard Rock and Roll Sauce alternative)

We are coming all the way from Hard Rock n Roll Sauce to sweet and spicy homemade Valentina Sauce recipe. Here is the list of ingredients you need to make Valentina Sauce at home:

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Ingredients

  • WATER: 250ml of water
  • PAPRIKA: You can find paprika almost anywhere. Just go to a local supermarket and look for paprika in the spices section. The original recipe is made with Mexican chilies, so if you can get your hands on some Mexican chilies, put them in a mortar and make a sauce out of them.
  • CHILI POWDER: You can add any chili powder you like. This is a homemade recipe, so you should avoid using hard-to-find ingredients if you want to make this quick.
  • VINEGAR: White vinegar is recommended in this sauce. You can of course use apple vinegar but that may change the taste of the end product.
  • SALT: Salt helps to preserve the sauce along with vinegar.
  • OPTIONALHoney: You can add 1/2 tablespoon of honey to balance the spiciness with a bit of sweetness.

Now that we got the easy ingredients, let us get straight to the instructions. This is how you make the Valentina Hot Sauce:

Instructions

  1. Get all the ingredients, add them to a pot, and heat until the mix boils. You need to let it simmer for a minute on medium heat.
  2. Remove the pot from the heat and let it sit for 5 minutes but be careful not to let it cool down completely.
  3. To be able to get the nice saucy texture, put the mix in a blender, and start blending until you get the smooth texture. If you need a blender, you can check out our Best Quiet Blender reviews.
  4. Pour the nicely blended sauce into a sterilized bottle, secure with an airtight lid. After it has cooled down to room temperature, put it in the refrigerator and let it cool down for four to five hours. After that, you can use the sauce with any dish you like. Bon Appetit!

We want to give you another recipe right now. It is a specialty of mine and should do well with the homemade Valentina Sauce.

JarKitchen Special Pasta Sauce

Pasta with JarKitchen special pasta sauce. Sauce is red in color and garnished with 2 basil leaves on top. It tastes great with Hard Rock and Roll Sauce.
JarKitchen Special Pasta Sauce

Who does not love pasta right? It is one of the biggest reasons why people gain weight due to its high carbohydrate content. This pasta sauce is a special one for me because it is one of the first recipes that I have learned in my entire life and put on the menu. My childhood friend taught this one to me when I was 19. He learned it from his mom and his mom learned it from an Italian neighbor of theirs. I have made some alterations to the recipe to increase the taste even more. Let us get straight into it, shall we?

Ingredients

So, what you’ll need for this recipe is:

  • Virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of Butter
  • 1 tablespoon of pepper paste
  • 2 tablespoon of tomato paste
  • A carton of milk
  • Cumin, black pepper, chili flakes, salt, thyme
  • Fresh basil (Dried basil is also fine, but fresh is always better)
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic

special pasta sauce

Instructions

  • Boil the pasta and put it aside. Keep some of the water you have boiled the pasta in aside.
  • Start by heating up the pan nice and hot. Add in three to four tablespoons of olive oil when it starts to smoke just a bit, add in the butter, and let it melt.
  • Add in the tomato paste and the pepper paste and stir nicely until they absorb some of the oil in the pan. Meanwhile, cut the garlic cloves into thin slices, and add it on top of the paste.
  • Now it is time to start adding milk into the mix. Start by adding half a glass of milk and keep stirring. Then, keep adding milk while stirring until you get the consistency of ketchup.
  • Season the sauce by adding salt, black pepper, thyme, cumin, and chili flakes (if you want some spice). Chop down four to five basil leaves, be careful not to destroy them, however; this will cause them to lose all that juice and the fresh smell of the basil. Add that into the mix, reduce the heat, and keep stirring for five more minutes.
  • Add the pasta on top of the sauce and stir nicely until the sauce is all over the pasta.
  • Serve directly after garnishing the plate with fresh basil leaves.

Conclusion

You might not have found the exact recipe for Hard Rock and Roll Sauce at moe s southwest grill, but we think we have given you enough information about it. Now you know why almost no one can know the recipe for sure. However, it is possible to get your hands on an alternative or even make one at home! We hope you liked this article. See you in another post! 🙂

 

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Is Lemonade a Juice?: What’s the Differences

Is Lemonade a Juice?: What’re the Differences Between Lemon Juice and Lemonade

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I’m not the only person thinking about the answer to the question of Is Lemonade a Juice? I am sure of that. Lemonade is a sugary lemon-flavored drink. There are varieties of lemonade available all over the world.

Lemonade is called lemonade, not lemon juice like orange juice. Because it is a mixture of lemonade, lemon juice, sugar, and water. Did we just start to find an answer to the question if Lemonade is a Juice or not? Lemonade isn’t just about lemon juice. That’s why it is called “lemonade”. I think it can be mixed with orange juice and apple juice, water and sugar and can be called an orange 🙂 Since lemonade is made from freshly squeezed lemons, it should be healthy and good for you, right? Both yes and no. Lemon juice is full of minerals and vitamins, especially vitamin C, which help strengthen your immune system. It also aids digestion and mineral absorption and aids weight loss.

Is water with lemon the same as lemonade?

Of course, no. There is a lot of lemon juice in lemonade. And plenty of sugar is used to balance the acidity. Water with lemon is to soak lemon slices in water. Just that. There is no sugar.

Is lemon juice the same as lemonade?

Of course, no. Lemon juice is simply a squeeze of the lemon with a juicer or by hand. It cannot be lemonade unless it is water or sugar. Lime juice can be added to enhance the flavor.

What is Lemonade?

It is a drink made from lemonade, lemon juice, sugar, and water. Lemonade is made and drunk in almost every country in the world. It also happens that lemon is made with all sides. This is the case, especially in outdoor buffets and restaurants.

Most lemonade varieties can be divided into two different types: cloudy or clear; each is known simply as “lemonade” (or cognate) in countries where it dominates. Cloudy lemonade is commonly found in North America and South Asia; It is a homemade beverage that traditionally uses lemon juice, water, and a sweetener such as cane sugar or honey. In the UK and Australia, clear lemonade, usually carbonated, dominates.

What is Lemon Juice?

It is the juice obtaining by crushing lemon fruit. Isn’t that simple? Lemon juice is most often using in a beverage calling lemonade. This drink is made using lemon juice, water, and sugar. The juice is also most commonly using around the world for a variety of culinary and non-culinary purposes. The acidic content concentration in the fruit juice varies according to the variety of the fruit.

Lemon juice for largely an ingredient for its distinctive taste. For example, in the UK, lemon juice is often added to pancakes. Is it different? Besides its culinary benefits, lemon juice also acts as an excellent cleaning agent. Keep in mind 🙂

Lemon juice is the most recommended drink for dehydrated people. Provides instant relief for people who feel weak and dizzy. It is also used to prevent various infections. And it is good for the flu and cold. It helps prevent kidney stones. Some studies indicate that it helps the weight loss process. Thanks to its acidic structure, lemon juice helps maintain the pH level of the body.

Lemon Facts!

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1. During the European Renaissance, women of fashion used lemon juice to fry their lips.

2. Lemon tree grows to 10-20 feet tall and is the best source of citric acid.

Other meanings of the term lemonade

“If life gives you lemons, make lemonade” is a popular quote from Dale Carnegie. I am sure you know this quote 🙂

There is also an application in the form of “Depression lemonade”. It’s the practice of asking for a glass of lemon water at a restaurant, then squeezing lemon into the water and mixing it in sugar packets to make free lemonade.

Is Lemonade Healthy?

As we said before, lemon has many benefits. But no matter how beneficial food is. If it is consumed too much, there will be harm. Am I wrong? Think of lemonade more like a sugar-sweetened drink. Commercial true old-fashioned lemonade is typically only about 15 percent lemon juice, similar to fruit drinks with a little juice and a lot of sugar water. Also, most homemade lemonade recipes require three to four tablespoons of sugar for every 12-ounce serving of lemonade. In prepackaged lemonades, it contains about 150 to 200 calories per 12-ounce serving.

One option for lower calories is that you should add more water than indicated in the instant lemonade powder. Most powdery mixes are lemonade flavoring and do not contain any lemon juice. However, some cut calories by about a third by reducing added sugar. Ready-to-drink lemonades and blends flavored with zero-calorie sweeteners contain ten or fewer calories compared to diet soft drinks. Unlike soda, some lemonades contain 10 to 100 percent of the Daily Value (DV) for vitamin C. Sometimes this vitamin C comes from lemon juice. In other cases, especially when high amounts of vitamin C are present. So yeah, lemonade may make you healthy.

If you’re looking for a natural low-calorie alternative drink to regular soda, make lemonade naturally at home and cut down on sugar! You could of course think about using some lime as well.

How To Make Lemonade?

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Lemonade: sugar, water, lemon juice. Isn’t it easy?

The problem is that if you mix them all, the sugar will settle to the bottom. So the best way to make lemonade is to first heat the water. And sugar until completely dissolve and then mix it with the lemon juice. If you are a hardcore juicer, then you should totally consider buying a juicer for lemons. Here in this post, we have collected the top 10 best orange juicer reviews. They will do just nice with lemons as well. You can also juice lime with them!

The proportions will vary depending on how sweet and strong you like your lemonade and how sour your lemons are. End-of-season lemons are less sour than early-season lemons. Meyer lemons are sweeter than standard lemons. As an alternative to Meyer lemons, you can also think about using lime. Lime is a good way to add that rich bitter flavor.

Start with the proportions of one glass of sugar, one glass of water, one glass of lemon juice. If you use Meyer lemons or like your lemonade less sweet, reduce the amount of sugar. (I usually use 3/4 cup of lemon juice)

Make the simple syrup, mix it with lemon juice, and add more water (and ice) to dilute the lemonade to your taste. Lime juice can be added to enhance the flavor.

You can easily prepare the simple syrup and refrigerate it for later use. If you have a bunch of lemons to process, you can squeeze them and freeze them.

For a more intense lemon flavor, grate the zest of fresh lemon. And while preparing, add flavor to the simple syrup. After sugar dissolves in water, remove from heat. Strain the flavor in simple syrup for a few minutes, then add the simple syrup to the lemon juice and strain the zest.

Below is my 6-person lemonade recipe. Just 10 minutes of your time will be enough.

Lemonade Ingredients

White granulated sugar (can fall to 3/4 cup): 1 Cup

Water (for simple syrup): 1 Glass

Lemon juice: 1 Glass

2 to 3 glasses of cold water (for dilution)

Preparation of the Recipe

lemonade juice recipe

1. Make “simple syrup”: Put the sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Stir and remove from heat to completely dissolve the sugar.

2. Squeeze the juice from lemons: For simple syrup, squeeze the juice from your lemons while the water is warming up. Depending on the size of the lemon, 4 to 6 should be enough for a glass of fruit juice.

3. Mix the lemon juice, simple syrup, water: Pour the water and sugar with simple syrup into the jug served. Add 2-3 glasses of cold water and taste. Maybe you want it to be diluted more. So you can add more water (remember that lemonade will melt and dilute naturally when you add ice).

If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste buds, add a little more plain lemon juice to it.

4 Cooling: Refrigerate for 30 to 40 minutes.

Serve with lots of ice lemon slices. If you want, you can also add some fresh mint leaves to it!

Conclusion for the Question

I think we have clarified the question of Is Lemonade a Juice. You can get juice by squeezing a lemon. However, if you add sugar and water to the fruit juice you get from this lemon, it is no longer fruit juice. What? Of course lemonade. Lemonade and lemon juice are different in recipe, taste, and calories, so everything is different. You can also add lime to change the flavor and make it more tropical! But both are very useful when consumed proportionately 🙂

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Juice Extractor vs Juicer: What’re the Differences

Juice Extractor vs Juicer: What’re the Differences

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You’ve read so many juicer articles, it’s time to learn the difference between juice extractor vs juicer. Many people think that a juicer is a device that produces vegetable and fruit juices. And calling it a juice extractor or juicer doesn’t make a difference. But, they are different. Simply put, a juicer is a device that is mostly used to extract juice or extract from citrus fruits. It can be chewing or centrifugal that can chew vegetables and fruits so that the fresh juice is left behind. It can also cut the pieces and then rotate to separate the water from the pulp and seeds. If you really love juicing, you should definitely read this article to know what is going on between juicer vs juice extractor.

Juice extractor, on the other hand, is a device that is used to obtain fruit juice from citrus fruits and vegetables, seed, peeled fruit juice. And only to obtain pure juice of fruit or vegetable. It has blades for cutting fruit pieces rotating or rotating at high speed to separate seeds and skin from the juice collected in a bowl. A juice extractor squeezes the pulp of fruit and vegetables until the juice comes out. Something like a citrus juicer.

To extract that delicious juice from your favorite fruits and vegetables, you may need a device that makes your job easier. This device can be a citrus juicer or a juicer. Both will provide you juice but will differ in the mechanism. A juicer first cuts the fruits or vegetables and rotates them at a very high speed that separates the seeds, peel, and pulp from the juice. A simple citrus juicer doesn’t provide many features like a juicer and is much cheaper than a juicer. There are a handful of types of juicers but do not worry, in this article, we will talk about them too.

Let’s discuss this topic in detail so that you can better learn its features and functioning.

Juice Extractor

A juicer is simply a device that processes seeds and pulp so that the user receives only pure juice without anything else inside. Millions of people around the world like to start their day with a fresh extract or juice instead of coffee or tea. Although many shops around the world sell fresh citrus and vegetable juices, such people need to have a juicer or juice extractor at home if they want to consume fresh juice. There are two different words in the market: juicer and extractor, used in devices used to make juices from fruits and vegetables. Many people think that two devices are the same, but there are differences between a juicer and a juice extractor that will be mentioned in this article.

The electrically powered juice extractor has blades for cutting fruit pieces and then rotates or rotates at high speed to separate the seeds and skin from the juice collected in a bowl. These are also called centrifugal juicers because of the spinning effects that separate water from seeds.

In particular, machines or devices that are equipped to process seeds and pulp so that the user receives only pure juice are called juice extractors.

Juicer

Juicer is a machine using mostly to extract juice from citrus fruits. It can be chewing or centrifugal in nature. A chewing juicer chews vegetables and fruits, leaving fresh juice behind. A centrifugal juicer cuts the pieces and then rotates to separate the juice from the pulp and seeds. There are two types of juicer.

Juice Extractor vs Juicer

As I said before, many think that a juicer is what produces vegetables and juices, and that calling it a juicer or a juice extractor makes no difference. This is just a matter of semantics. However, some say that a simple juicer will not distinguish between pulp, shell seeds, and juice and will not pulverize the whole fruit to produce its juice. A juice extractor cuts the pieces and then spins quickly to separate the water from the seeds, husk, and pulp. This is also why a juice extractor is more expensive than a simple citrus juicer. It also has more features than a simple juicer. So, that was Juicer vs Juice Extractor.

Here are the two most common types of juice extractors available on the market:

Centrifugal Juice Extractor (Our Best Pick)

 

best centrifugal juice extractor

These are also quick juicers because of their centrifugal operating mechanism. They are the most common and their biggest selling point is that they are extremely fast. If you want to extract the juice without waiting too long, buying a centrifugal juicer would be a great choice. Because they work really fast when compared with slow juicers. They work just like a washing machine, spinning the product at a high speed of about 12,000 RPM, which separates the water from the pulp and seeds. The waste can be collected in a separate container, while the extracted pure juice is stored in a different container.

With a centrifugal juicer machine, you don’t even have to worry about breaking fruit or vegetables into smaller pieces before pushing them into the feed channel. A centrifugal juicer would crush them with their blades easily. You can empty them and they will force into the feeding tube where they will encounter a serrated blade rotating at a high RPM. Centrifugal juicers should be your number one option if you do not want to wait for a long time to prepare and drink your juice.

Pros

  • Due to its high RPM (Revolutions per Minute) rate, it extracts water much faster. Before you even know it, you’ll have filled a glass of juice.
  • They are easy to clean as they have fewer removable parts; feeding tube, pulp tank and strainer.
  • They can extract juice from both fruits and vegetables (even hard ones like carrots).
  • Less preparation time

Cons

  • Creates too much noise
  • The quality of the juice can reduce due to the high RPM rate
  • Ineffective for juicing green leafy vegetables
  • Extracted juice does not stay fresh for a long time due to oxidation

Best for

This is best for people who need to prepare large quantities of juice without waiting too long.

Chewing Juice Extractor (Our Best Pick)

 

Chewing juice extractors are slow juicers because of their operating mechanism that uses a slow rotating auger to crush the fruit against the stainless steel mesh at only 80-100 RPM. They don’t shred or cut the fruit with knives like a centrifugal juicer, making them perfect for leafy greens as they get the best nutrients at an extremely slow speed. Chewing juicers are a good option for fruits and veggies. However, a slow juicer like this will take its time until it finally finishes extracting the juice out of your fruits and veggies. 3rd item on our list of best orange juicer reviews is a good example of chewing juice extractors.

They are also a good option to prevent the loss of nutrition within fruit juices. Here is a news article that talks exactly about this.

Slow juicers are good at preserving nutrients within the ingredients. If speed is an important factor for you, you should reconsider buying a chewing juicer. A slow juicer like this one lacks speed when compared to its counterpart, a centrifugal juicer. A chewing juicer is actually a masticating juicer. Masticating juicer means “to knead, to chew” so, therefore, they have the same meaning.

Pros

  • They give high juice
  • Ideal for squeezing leafy greens and wheatgrass
  • They won’t oxidize your juice like a centrifugal extractor and keep it fresh longer
  • They can also efficiently make nut butter and even sorbets (colored water ice).

Cons

  • It has a smaller feeding trough so you need extra time for prep work
  • More expensive than centrifugal aspirators
  • As a centrifugal juicer, it does not separate the pulp from the juice, so a strainer may be required for this purpose. (but this depends entirely on your needs as some people prefer pulp in their juices)
  • They need more shelf space due to their bulky and large size
  • Much slower than centrifugal juicers

Best for

It is ideal for people who want to preserve more nutrients in their juice and want to stay fresh longer. If you have no problem with the prep work and you have enough time for juice, a chewy juice extractor will be an excellent choice. A masticating juicer (chewing juicer) is ideal for people, that love to take their time. If you ask me personally, I am using a masticating juicer at home. This way I make sure that I squeeze out every bit of nutrients with this slow juicer.

Conclusion for Juice Extractor vs Juicer

Until you read our article, you thought there was no difference between juice extractor vs juicer. Is not it? Juicers are generally centrifugal and are good for citrus fruits. It has cone-shaped rotating heads that will be pressed into half of the fruit to extract the juice. It is easy to wash as you only have to remove a few pieces.

From another aspect of juicer vs juice extractor, the juicer can be used to extract juice from both fruits and vegetables. It first cuts the piece into small pieces, then rotates / spins at high speed which separates the seeds and the shell. The final product we extract is pure fruit or vegetable juice.

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Can You Juice Berries?: How to Make?

Can You Juice Berries?: How to Make?

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Some fruits are easy to juice and some are not. For example, pineapples are very hard to juice because first, you need to cut the shell out and do pre-processing on the pineapple so it is in a juiceable size. However, if you are a hard juicer, you will not care about this. In this article, we will answer the question “Can you juice berries?”. The best part about berry juicing is, that you do not need to do any pre-processing on them. They do not have any big inner cores, their flesh is very soft and they are very rich in water.

Since the flesh is very soft, it might turn into a puree if you try to juice them using the wrong method. You will also learn how to juice berries without using any equipment. Juice output of berries is very low when compared to other fruits like oranges or apples. That is why you will need lots of berries to produce enough berry juice. As a workaround solution, you can throw some strawberries on top of berries. This will result in a much higher juice output and will make the juice taste even better! Strawberries have a very distinctive flavor and texture. The juice can also be mixed with apple and melon juice. Blueberry juice is used very often in smoothies.

Superfoods are foods with extraordinary nutritional value and berries are one of them! They contain many antioxidants and vitamins. Juicing strawberries is one of the best ways to take the necessary nutrients as part of the Daily Value (DV). Half a cup of strawberries equals to a half cup of juice.

Things to Consider About Equipment

You need to be very careful if you are going to juice soft-textured fruits with centrifugal juicers.

Centrifugal juicers are very good at juicing soft-textured fruits e.g. blueberries, raspberries, etc. This is mainly because centrifugal juicers have large grills and operate at high speeds. This being said, you should also add some strawberries, seedless fruit pieces, and cherries without their seeds into the juice to improve the flavor and get more nutrients out of your morning juice.

You may want to use just one juicer without extra equipment. I think a chewing juicer should be preferred instead of a centrifugal juicer. To take a look at some best centrifugal juicers, be sure to take a look at our best orange juicer reviews.

There are also other ways to juice fruits or vegetables. If you are okay with using extra kitchen equipment, you should blend the ingredients in a blender first. That way, the flavor and the taste of all the ingredients are absorbed by the juice. Let the blend sit in the fridge for a few days and then you can add the blend into a juicer in your kitchen.

Is Water Added Into Berry Juice?

Absolutely not! When mixed with water, juices normally tend to lose their taste and texture. This is something that we definitely do not want because we want your juice to be nutritious, but tasty as well. If you find it difficult to get your hands on a big amount of single type berries, you can mix them to make more juice. It is going to taste very good also. Mixing strawberries and raspberries make a very good combination. Another good combination is done by mixing blueberries and blackberries. If you are wondering what are the benefits of fruit juice, check out the article about the benefits of pomegranate juice.

How to juice berries without using any equipment?

First of all, do not forget to wash the ingredients. After that, you can remove the stem or leaves if there are any. Add all your berries into a pan, add a glass of water and bring them to a boil. When the mix starts to boil, put the pan on low heat and keep cooking until you get a soft texture. Strain the mix using a jelly bad or multiple layers of cheesecloth. Add half a cup of sugar for every 8 cups of juice. You can also use honey to sweeten the juice. That way it is even healthier! 🙂

Put the mix back on the pan on high heat, stir for a few minutes, and remove the pan from the heat after you see some movements in the pan. Do NOT let the juice boil. Divide the mix into jars and close their lids with some space left in them. After that, put the jars in a pan with hot water and cook them for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, you can take the jars from the pan, leave them to cool down at room temperature. When they cool down, you can put the jars in a fridge and consume them after they are cold. Bon appetit!

Which Berries Are Best For Juicing?

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Berries always have been very popular in Europe. The phytochemical composition of berries makes the industry demand them, even more, each day. They have a very unique flavor and very saturated color, which make them an excellent ingredient for blending, juices, and cocktails. The most known and consumed berry varieties in the USA are blueberries and cranberries.

Berries are characterized by their very soft flesh and pulp and no cores inside them. This makes them an excellent option for direct consuming and blending or juicing. They have very small seeds that can easily be separated by any type of juicer. The downside of berries is, that they grow very near to the ground, thus making it very easy for them to be contaminated. The fruit can easily be eaten by insects and be physically damaged. Since the fruits are very small, it is very hard to separate the good ones from the bad.

There are many people out there that enjoy berry drinks, and since you are reading this article, you are one of them already. Berry juices are “vitamin juices” and they are not only very tasty but also extremely nutritious. You can make vitamin juices from mixing blueberries, raspberries and maybe rosehip juices. Boil the berries, and you will be able to prepare very nice fruit concentrates that you can consume all year long.

In the previous chapter, you can see the instructions on how to juice berries without using any equipment. On the hot summer days, berry juice with a little mint flavor and ice is exactly what you need to cool off!

Strawberries

Strawberries are a great source of beta-carotene and vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C, and E. They are rich in potassium, magnesium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. The nutrients in strawberries help support eye health and reduce the risk of yellow spot disease. Strawberries also contain antioxidants like phenols which are very good at detoxifying your body. Strawberries can help prevent some cancer types like liver cancer.

These berries are a very good option for you if you are on a weight loss diet. Strawberries are very low in calories despite their taste, containing an average amount of 54 calories in a cup. Scientists think that anthocyanins within strawberries can stimulate the body to burn up stored fat cells.

Blackberries

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Blackberries do look very delicious! I can just eat half a kilo without getting full. But, not only they are tasty and they look good, they also have many health benefits. They are very rich in antioxidants, vitamin E and C. These are all very important nutrients that you need to take regularly to boost your immune system. According to a study, blackberries are excellent fighters against oral and colon cancer cells. Another substance which can be found in blackberries, ellagic acid, is used to kill cancer cells in laboratories.

Blueberries

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Blueberries are rich in folic acid, calcium, magnesium, biotin, and vitamins B1, B2 and vitamin C. Anthocyanins are an antioxidant found in blueberries and blackberries. Blueberries can be consumed either directly or as blueberry juice. Anthocyanins support cardiovascular health by protecting the walls of our arteries from cell damage caused by free radicals. One study showed that anthocyanins can help prevent Parkinson’s disease. Blueberry juice is also one of the most popular ingredients for smoothies. If you are looking for some blenders to make smoothies with, be sure to check out our Quiet Blender article.

Bilberries

Blueberries are a source of antioxidants called anthocyanidins. Blueberries are fruits that contain the highest levels of these antioxidants which are good for human health. This antioxidant helps to lower blood pressure and lower cholesterol, as well as prevent cancer, eye diseases, and other diseases. Blueberries can improve blood circulation and help conditions like hemorrhoids and varicose veins.

Raspberry

raspberry

Raspberries are excellent sources of vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese. C and manganese help support wound healing. K supports healthy blood clotting when there is a wound. Vitamin K also helps bone growth.

Can you juice berries? – Conclusion

So, now you know how to juice berries. After you make the juice, you can boil it to increase density like a syrup to be used later. In cold winter days, drinking berry juice will make you remember of the nice summer days. It is also important to get the necessary vitamins and minerals during winter to strengthen your immune system. Daily consumption of berry juice is recommended.

Be sure to check our other articles for more information about juices, blenders, and foods that start with series! Many more under our Foodcyclopedia!

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Best Juice Bottles Reviews – Ultimate Buying Guide!

Best Juice Bottles Reviews – Ultimate Buying Guide!

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Juicing is a great way to add extra nutrients to your diet, but doing this daily can be a time-consuming and complex process. Keeping the juice fresh can be difficult, but the good news is that there are duty-free containers on the market. This list of selected best juice bottles includes all the information you need to find the system to keep your juice fresh longer, and our reviews will help you get one you love while avoiding common flaws that will drive you crazy.

We’ve also included a buyers guide designed to help you think through the buying process and find the best possible value for your money.

Preparing your juice can have many important benefits. Self-made juices offer numerous health benefits as well as being excellent refreshing and a better and sweeter option to industrial juices.

Benefits of Fruit Juice

First of all, it is very important to use the best juice bottles for the healthy consumption of fruit juice.

The way to protect from infectious diseases and to have a healthy life is to strengthen the immune system. For a strong immune system, plenty of vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals are essential. This source of health that the body needs is hidden in fruit juice. Experts recommend consuming plenty of vitamin A, C, and E and fruit juice containing various antioxidants to keep the body intact. So which fruit juice does what?

Orange Juice: A glass of orange juice meets the daily vitamin C requirement. It is orange juice containing potassium, folate, vitamins B1, B2, B6, and various minerals that prevent the development of cancer cells and strengthen capillaries.

Apricot Juice: A glass of apricot juice has the value to meet 1/3 of the daily vitamin A requirement. The dietary pulp in apricot not only reduces constipation, but also reduces the risk of diseases such as irritable bowel disease, appendicitis, hemorrhoids, dental diseases, diabetes, heart diseases, and colon cancer, and ensures regular functioning of the intestines.

Grape Juice: In addition to being rich in vitamins A, B, and C, grape juice contains plenty of potassium and iron. Thanks to its powerful antioxidant properties, it combats free radicals in the body, reduces the weariness in cells, and strengthens the immune system.

Peach Juice: Peach juice is a drink rich in beta carotene, which has a strong antioxidant and vitamin A activity, as well as vitamins A and C. The dietary fibers and antioxidants it contains are effective in protecting cardiovascular health and preventing cancer.

Pomegranate Juice: Pomegranate juice, which protects heart health by balancing cholesterol and sugar, also prevents the development of cancer cells. It is also effective in reducing intestinal parasites. If you want to learn more about the benefits of pomegranate juice, have a look at our article specifically focusing on its benefits.

Sour Cherry Juice: Sour cherries, a powerful weapon against inflammatory diseases, contain vitamin A and potassium. Cherry juice, which also cleans the acidification in the blood, also enables the stomach and liver to work regularly.

Apple Juice: Apple contains B3, vitamin E, and potassium, which are immune system boosters. Apple juice, which keeps blood sugar under control, is also good for headaches.

Sometimes you may need to prepare your juices ahead of time due to the many commitments we can have on a daily basis.

Working, traveling, etc. It can force you to make your juices earlier and therefore you will need to keep it until ready to be consumed.

1.Best Juice Bottles: Flasks for Chef’s Drinks and Juicer Use

It has a metal cap with a rope on it, so you can attach it to your bag. It is one of the best juice bottles

Chef’s glass bottles are not your usual everyday bottles. Storage of juices and beverages is done taking into account logistics.

First off, unlike many juice storage bottles, these bottles aren’t usually making from cheap plastic that leaches toxins and chemicals into your drink.

These are high-quality premium bottles made of glass and very easy to store in the refrigerator or freezer.

These bottles are making of BPA-free glass, ie as mentioned earlier; No chemicals or toxins leak into your drink or beverage.

They have extra-wide+9699 necks that make it easy to fill. These bottles are thin and have a design that fits nicely in the refrigerator, making it very easy to store your fresh juices, you can call it a refrigerator friendly size.

Finally, the caps of the bottles are made of stainless steel, which gives the bottles a longer life because the stainless steel is sealed and has a ring that makes it convenient and easy to carry every day.

Pros

  • Made of high-quality glass, no leakage, no toxins.
  • Design designed to easily fit into the fridge.
  • Stainless steel covers last longer and is safe for health.
  • Make a loop that makes it easy to carry.

Cons

  • Because they are made of glass, they tend to break.
  • Because they are clear, someone can easily see what is inside.

2.Epica 18 oz Juice Glass Beverage Bottle Containers – Best Overall

Bottles are made out of glass to preserve the taste. They have metal caps

There’s a lot to love about glass storage containers and the Epica 18-Oz. Glass Beverage Bottles are some of the best juice bottles. When sealed, these bottles are airtight so you know your juice will stay fresher and last longer. Also, since they are made of lead-free glass, they are safe for food contact and can be washed in the dishwasher. Since they are not plastic, they do not smell and are very easy to clean. They come with stainless steel covers that are durable and also look great.

These bottles are well designed in every way. Its base is narrow enough to fit most cup holders on cars and backpacks. Also, they have relatively wide brims, so filling them is not as painful as with some other models. The only thing we don’t like is that these bottles are a little fragile. Be very careful when handling as it is possible to shred. Still, if you’re looking for a juice container that’s safe to use and designed for everyday life, you’ll love these juice bottles.

Pros

  • Airtight
  • Lead-free glass
  • Wide mouths
  • Stainless steel covers

Cons

  • A little fragile

3.Hiware 50 Oz Glass Carafe with Stainless Steel Lid

It has a curvy shape, almost like a whiskey bottle. Its metal cap with tightening ensures that no leaks occur

The Hiware 50 Oz glass jug is a beautiful stainless steel jug with a hinged lid. This remarkable jug is made of borosilicate glass and can withstand temperatures from 0 to 300 ℉. So, you can pour boiled water into this without hesitation. Additionally, it is safe for dishwater. However, hand washing is recommended for this glass jug.

This container has a great design and quality; a true masterpiece. This is a HAND MADE glass carafe that enhances the beauty of your collection. The minimalist design of the box made it very beautiful and it’s a great option for both casual and festive use. You can also serve drinks and wine as well as fruit juice.

This Hiware glass jug is lead-free. So, this bottle is 100% friendly for your body. The jug offers a simple style and sturdy construction. And the jug’s functional pouring spout ensures that the contents stay in your cup. In addition, this has a drip-free, spill-proof bottle pourer that opens automatically. It is a useful feature that helps you avoid ice cubes splashing in the glass or the taste following the refrigerator. A silicone bottom cover, a round stainless top cover, and a stainless body hold this item together so you don’t always have to worry.

Pros

  • Made of high-temperature borosilicate glass
  • Handmade glass jug of great design and quality
  • Comes with a no-drip, spill-proof bottle pourer
  • Lead-free cap, 100% safe
  • Safe for dishwasher

Cons

  • Made of glass, easily broken
  • Cannot be used for large-scale juicing

4. Bormioli Rocco Hermetically Sealed Glass Jug

This one is a glass jug that looks like the jug of lynchburg lemonade

This Bormioli Rocco hermetically sealed glass jug is made of thick glass. This jug is 100% lead-free and recyclable. Besides serving juice, you can also serve other foods such as drinks. This jug is durable and you can use it for a long time. The jar is dishwater proof and has a wide mouth. So you can wash the jug very easily.

The jug has a large holding capacity. It can hold up to 68 Oz or 2 liters. Simply, it is a great glass jar for storing liquid food. The wide-spout built-in pouring spout and integrated strong handle made this jar very simple yet stylish. Although this glass jug has a large holding capacity, it is compact. So you can put the entire jar in your fridge.

This jug also offers a sealed lid that keeps the contents of the jug safe. And more importantly, this jar is BPA free, so it’s friendly for your body. This is a great choice because of its simple design and fits any table.

Pros

  • 100% lead-free and recyclable product
  • Offers wide spout, built-in pouring spout, and integrated strong handle
  • Safe for dishwater, very easy to clean
  • Large holding capacity of 68 oz
  • Leak-proof lid offers BPA-free jug

Cons

  • Cannot be used with hot water

5.Takeya Airtight Juice Container and Jug

One of the best juice bottles, has a plastic cap and has the looks of a water jug

The Takeya Patented and Airtight Jug is the perfect choice for those looking for a very large juice storage container. This jug has a storage capacity of two liters, so you can prepare several days of juice at a time and store it fresh in this container. It’s made of BPA-free plastic and that means it’s unbreakable so you don’t have to worry if you accidentally drop it. It is airtight so you can reliably hold the juice for days and expect it to stay fresh.

As this is a jug, it has a handle that makes it easy to maneuver when using it. It also has a spout that makes it easy to pour the juice into smaller containers. However, depending on the viscosity of the juice, it may drip when pouring. Overall, this is a good juice storage container and is an especially good choice for people who want to store large amounts of juice at a time.

Pros

  • Large capacity
  • BPA free plastic
  • Airtight

Cons

  • Dripping while pouring

6. Komax Water Storage Bottles

Komax bottles have plastic caps that ensure no leak. They are cylindric

Komax Juice Bottles aren’t terrible, but their values ​​aren’t high enough to make them top the fourth spot on our list. Because they are made from BPA-free plastic, they are safe for use with food and beverages. Also, they won’t break. This is a great advantage over glass containers, especially if you are going to use your juice storage containers on the go. These bottles are also dishwasher safe which is a big plus. Like many of the other juice storage containers on our list, they have wide openings, so it is easier to put juice in and out of these containers than other types of bottles.

Unfortunately, the covers are not dishwasher safe. This is a huge pain if you are constantly looking for something that is easy to clean. You will need to hand wash each time as there is a high chance that something got into the lids. These bottles also come with plastic straw holders, but most people find them more annoying than helpful. Considering that this set is more expensive than other bottles on our list but provides fewer bottles, they won’t leave most people happy with their purchase.

Pros

  • BPA free plastic
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Wide mouths

Cons

  • The covers are not dishwasher safe
  • Annoying straw holders

7.Jarden Ball Mason Quart Fruit Juice Jars

Ball Mason Juice Bottle is a glass jar with a metal cap

The Jarden Ball Mason Wide Mouth Quart Jars set is a classic product that many people use for juicing, although there are better options available. On the plus side, these are Mason jars and they give them a nice look and feel. In addition, they have a wide spout, making it much easier to get juice in and out than a standard jar. They also seal incredibly well when capped, and there are acid-resistant liners on the inside of the lids that help them stay that way.

However, these jars have become thinner and thinner over the years, and they have now reached the point where this is a problem. Not only are these unlikely to survive a fall, but many people report that from their 12-jar orders, one, two, or three jars broke in transit. This is a pain to deal with and potentially dangerous. Lids also rust sometimes, which is something you definitely won’t want to see if you’re storing liquid. Overall, this brand is not as good as it used to be. If you’re looking for a great juice storage container, you’ll be even more satisfied with a different option.

Pros

  • Mason jars
  • Wide mouths
  • Great seals

Cons

  • A little weak
  • Covers sometimes rust

8.Vitality Fit Reusable Glass Water Bottle

Reusable glass watter bottle with a fabric covering

The premium quality and stylish Vitality Fit’s reusable glass water bottle is the most suitable storage bottle for daily use. You can take it with you to school, gym or office.

Comes with a nylon cover that protects and feels warm while drinking hot water. You can moisturize yourself by storing and drinking pure water or detox drink in this glass bottle.

Made of high-quality borosilicate glass and stainless steel covers. Drinks stored in bottles will always taste fresh and remain clean. Whatever you fill the bottle with, it does not carry any residual taste or smell.

This medium-sized bottle is easy to use and carry as it has a ring on the nylon strap. Although it is dishwasher safe, hand washing and a cleaning sponge are recommended.

Vitality Fit is committed to providing 2.5% of all profits to charities for safe and clean water distribution worldwide. So by purchasing the bottle you will help them provide clean water all over the world.

Main Features

  • It is produced with high-quality glass and a stainless cover.
  • Includes nylon sheath for protection and a loop for easy carrying.
  • Easy to clean with dishwasher or warm water.
  • Fits easily in any standard car cup holder.

9. Chef’s Star Glass Water Bottle 6-Pack 18oz Bottles

Clyndric glass best juice bottles

Safe, simple, and most useful, Chef’s star glass bottles will store your fruit juice without damaging its quality or taste. The mug is lead-free and safe, so you can drink delicious juices that are free of toxins and chemicals.

The bottles have a slim and elegant design so you can fit them anywhere in your car or refrigerator or carry them wherever you want while traveling or roaming far. You can fill the bottle with a healthy drink and consume it easily because its mouth is wide.

You can place the bottle in any position you want as it comes with an airtight and anti-leak cap that prevents oxygen from entering the juice and spoiling the nutrients of the juice.

The juice stored will look beautiful and last longer in these sleek cylindrical bottles. These bottles are the best juice bottles and daily use.

Main Features

  • Stylishly designed PBA-free structure.
  • The leakproof and airtight cover prevents leakage.
  • There is no change in flavor.
  • Includes a carrying ring that you can take anywhere.

10. Greenwald Brand 18 oz Glass Bottles with Closed Caps (Set of 6)

Cylndric glass bottles with metal caps

Enjoy delicious juice by keeping Greenwald Brands in glass bottles made of high quality imported glass and with a stainless steel cap.

Because it has an 18-ounce capacity, you can fill the bottle with a freshly squeezed smoothie, juice, tea, coffee, kombucha, and more. Take it anywhere with you at school, gym, office, or keep it in the fridge.

You can easily clean it in the dishwasher or with warm water. The set of six bottles comes with a lifetime warranty, which means you can use these bottles for a long time.

These durable bottles are BPA-free, so the juice does not spoil with harmful chemicals or change its flavor. They are the best juice bottles for squeezing and are perfect for daily use.

Main Features

  • It is made of imported glass and a sealed cover.
  • 18-ounce capacity.
  • It is easy to clean with the dishwasher.
  • Long service life with a lifetime warranty.

Factors to Consider: The Best Juice Bottles

You need to know what to look for when purchasing a juice container so you don’t make a blind decision. These are some of the factors to look at when purchasing a container to store juice.

Composed Material

The Bottle, where you store lots of different materials in your bottle, can be put in some extreme conditions, such as a little hot, some cold, and then the bottle itself, like a refrigerator.

Some materials, such as plastic, leach chemicals or toxins into your drink and are therefore not very safe.

Glass is considered to be the best material for making these types of bottles, first because it accommodates most beverages and is breathable in all conditions.

Cover

The cap is a very important factor to consider when finding bottles. First, the cap must be airtight and waterproof so that the contents of your bottle do not spill out of your bottle.

It should also be a substance that does not leak dangerous chemicals and toxins into the drink. The cover should not rust so that it does not predict health problems.

Handle or Loop

Often times, when you put all kinds of liquids in bottles, it’s because you want to carry it with you. Maybe going on a road trip, going to work or school.

In this case, the bottle must meet the criteria for a good transport bottle.

If you are carrying your bottle, you will need a handle or a hoop, both of which should be ergonomic so they don’t hurt your hands or fingers.

Size

Many factors can affect the size you may need for your bottle. For example, how far will you stay or is it for a short time?

How much drink would you like to carry again?

If it’s too much, you may want to consider buying a larger size bottle compared to a smaller size bottle; This is fine if you don’t want to carry a lot of fluid or stay for too long.

Mouth Size

The size of the mouth of your bottle should also be determined by your circumstances. For example, if you are going to use the bottle in a moving vehicle, a large mouth bottle can really cause you a big mess.

But if you are going to use the bottles only to store the beverage in a refrigerator, a large-spout bottle will work well.

That’s why it’s good to know the size of the mouth of the bottle, so you buy one that suits your circumstances.

Conclusion for the Best Juice Bottles

When you prepare your favorite homemade drink, you either get it right away or save it for later drinking. Since it starts to spoil after extraction, the juice needs to be collected in a suitable container, so it should be stored in a tight and high-quality container to slow the spoilage process.

If you are having trouble finding the best glass containers for juicing to squeeze out, take it easy as I make it easy for you by noting some of the best juice bottles to consider for storing your favorite drinks.

For hundreds of reasons, it’s used to carry liquids when traveling, carry drinks to work, store juice, etc. we use bottles for.

It’s good to find the bottle that serves your purpose perfectly and meets most, if not all, the criteria for a good bottle.

This article gives you information on what to look out for in a bottle and gives you a list of the best ones. The choice is yours now.

how to clean vegetables for juicing

How to Clean Fruits and Vegetables for Juicing

How to Clean Fruits and Vegetables for Juicing?

how to clean fruits and vegetables for juicing

Even vegetables and fruits are not innocent anymore, let’s face it. Even the most “natural” one is exposed to a variety of chemicals. Let’s just say it didn’t happen, there are lots of bacteria, parasites on it. As such, it is of great importance to clean them thoroughly and wash them well. When you say “how to clean fruits and vegetables for juicing”, you may see this process as very simple. But let’s be clear, unfortunately, there are very few people actually applying the methods we’ll describe in a moment.

In short, you cannot get rid of dirt, parasites or chemicals by taking the vegetables. And fruits you will use and keeping them under water for two minutes. You should pay more attention to each of them, even if a little time.

Because there is nothing worthy of health in this world. Spare 5 minutes to reading this article, it is going to be worth it.

In order to eliminate the harmful effects of bacteria, viruses, and insects in vegetables and fruits. The substances called pesticides are used and these substances endanger health.

Pesticides threaten health

How to clean fruits and vegetables for juicing we buy from markets, grocery stores. And also markets are rich in fiber, vitamin, and mineral storage. Consumption of 3-5 servings of fruits and vegetables during the day is also important for adequate and balanced nutrition.

On the other hand, taking pesticides into the human body through food can cause adverse effects. They on the respiratory, circulatory and cardiovascular system, liver, kidney, and digestive systems. For this reason, removing pesticide residues from fresh fruits and vegetables is of great importance for our health.

Fruits and vegetables should be washed carefully.

In today’s conditions, it may not always be possible to find or buy organic fruits and vegetables. To remove pesticide residues from food, the first thing usually people do at home is to put these foods in water with vinegar. However, water with vinegar is not effective in reducing pesticide residues, but in reducing the microorganism load. Studies have shown that vinegar water increases the effectiveness of pesticide residues even more. The main purpose of adding vinegar to the washing water is to create an acidic washing environment. And to remove potentially harmful biological factors that can be found on the food in case of insufficient washing. However, many of the pesticides are widely used today. It cannot be removed from food and taken into the body due to insufficient washing. This causes pesticides to maintain their harmful effects for long periods of time.

10 grams of baking soda in 1 liter of water

Water with vinegar should not be used to remove drug residues on vegetables and fruits. Soaking in lukewarm water and putting 10 grams of British carbonate in 1 liter of water. And washing vegetables and fruits in this solution for a minimum of 8 minutes. Then rinsing will be the most effective method to remove pesticide residues. If desired, vegetables and fruits can also be purified from bacteria. It by washing them in water with vinegar after carbonated water.

Best known: Soak in vinegar water

cleaning vegetables

We have seen from our mothers and grandmothers; soaking in vinegar water is one of the most frequently used methods.

You add 1 cup of vinegar to approximately 3 cups of room temperature water, add vegetables and fruits to this mixture and let it sit for a maximum of 20-25 minutes. Of course, you do not neglect to increase or decrease the amount of water and vinegar mixture according to the number of vegetables and fruits you will wash. Then, if you rinse well with clean water, it’s okay.

So, what does this method do? How to clean fruits and vegetables for juicing with vinegar? Vinegar water works as a natural antiseptic thanks to the antibacterial properties of vinegar. In other words, as we mentioned at the beginning, it is your biggest supporter against many microbes, bacteria, and parasites that live on vegetables, and it cleans them from the vegetables and fruits you will eat.

But let’s see that when it comes to pesticides and all kinds of chemicals used, keeping them in water with vinegar is not a solution by itself. After waiting, you need to gently rub your vegetables and fruits under running water and wash them for a long time.

How to use vinegar water

With the addition of lemon: Add some lemon juice into the vinegar water mixture. If you want to squeeze citrus fruits, check out our best orange juicer reviews!

If you want to clean your vegetables and fruits with a different and effective method without waiting for a long time in the vinegar-water mixture, add freshly squeezed lemon juice to the vinegar and water duo.

Prepare the mixture, 1 part each, and place it in a clean spray bottle. Then, spray the mixture with the help of a spray to touch all the vegetable or fruit you want to clean and let it sit for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, rinse thoroughly with clean water and consume it with pleasure.

Must clean separately: Do not try to wash all the vegetables and fruits you will use at the same time.

If you are going to know how to clean fruits and vegetables for juicing or to cook a meal or to eat in a large group, you should not try to wash them all in the same bowl. Yes, maybe this will save you space and time, but you can never be sure it will not have more negative consequences in the long run.

First of all, vegetables and fruits are washed in the same way. It is wrong to put them in water with vinegar. If we put this aside and if you bring together all the vegetables and fruits that have been grown in different fields. It is used on different pesticides and under the influence of other parasites or bacteria. It is possible that they will be affected by each other. And infect other vegetables and fruits with all their negativity.

In short, be you, wash your vegetables and fruits separately according to their types.

If you are looking for things to do with apple cider vinegar, check out the website of Dr. Oz!

How to clean peel fruits or vegetables

Peels are important: Use a brush when washing vegetables and fruits with thick skins.

One of the most important issues you should pay attention to while washing vegetables and fruits is their peels. If you are going to wash vegetables and fruits that you usually peel off, such as melons, watermelons, oranges, tangerines, and bananas, you need to be more careful than ever before.

Because thinking “I don’t eat the shell anyway, I throw it away” is actually a big mistake. Without washing or washing it cursory, you make it easier for the dirt, bacteria, chemicals in the peel to pass into the fruit part of the food and enter your body.

Instead, it would be best to answer how to clean fruits and vegetables for juicing, these thick-skinned vegetables and fruits by rubbing them under running clear water with a brush. You can then cut it off with a clean knife again, or quickly remove the shell so that the outside of the shell has minimal contact with the fruit.

If you consume without peeling: Thin-skinned vegetables and fruits should dry well after washing

You should be more careful than you think while washing vegetables and fruits. This thin-skinned or unshelled; such as peppers, tomatoes and apples.

You can use the vinegar water method to wash these foods, after soaking in vinegar water, under running clear water, this time using a soft brush, and finally dry with a clean cloth.

Thus, the last harmful substances that do not go away with water will disappear completely thanks to the clean cloth, and you will enjoy your vegetables and fruits.

As you know, all leafy vegetables such as lettuce, lettuce, cabbage and parsley, which we call green in general, grow very close to the soil, so there is a high probability of microorganisms or even insects on them.

How to wash kale for juicing?

how to wash kale

It is not possible to hold the cabbage in water and clean it in real terms.

So how do we wash cabbage for juice? First of all, we divide them into beautiful layers, branches or leaves. Then we put the water with vinegar into the circuit again.

After keeping it in vinegar water for a while and removing the harmful substances on it, we clean it for the last time with clear water and consume it with pleasure without waiting too long.

How to clean celery for juicing?

how to clean celery

Cut out the stalks closest to the body of the celery.

Cutaway any yellowed or rotten leaves.

Wash the celery stalks thoroughly in clean water.

Fill a large bowl with water and leave the celery in it for 10 minutes.

It is essential to be sensitive: Do not contact with water for more than 1 minute while cleaning forest fruits.

Forest fruits are among the most delicate. In fact, they are very vulnerable with their soft and crusted structure.

For this reason, it is necessary to be sensitive while knowing how to clean fruits and vegetables for juicing and washing them. While brushing or rubbing is an option that will never even be thought of, soaking in water with vinegar is one of the methods that should not be preferred because it will damage both taste and texture.

To wash the forest fruits, gently take them out of their packaging and put them in a strainer, and rinse them thoroughly in room temperature or cold water. Remember, it is important that the water is running water and that you do not keep it underwater for longer than 1 minute. Mind you alone, flowing water should flow calmly, not with pressure.

It can be difficult to keep for long periods after washing because berries are very prone to watering. Therefore, after you decide to eat forest fruits for sure or use them in a recipe, you should wash them.

Conclusion for how to clean fruits and vegetables for juicing

Best alternative: Meet with tea tree oil and use it with peace of mind while cleaning your vegetables and fruits.

Tea tree oil can use in completely different areas ranging from many skin ailments to cleaning vegetables and fruits. Thanks to its antibacterial properties. If you ask how to use tea tree oil, which you can easily obtain from the herbalists you trust, to clean vegetables and fruits, let’s explain immediately: You drop 6-7 drops of tea tree oil into a large bowl filled with water and drop the food you want to clean into this mixture. You just wait for a few minutes and then rinse your vegetables or fruits. That’s it.

prune juice vs plum juice

Prune Juice vs Plum Juice: Is There Really a Difference?

Prune Juice vs Plum Juice: Is There a Difference?

details of prune juice vs plum juice

It is really difficult to compare prune juice vs plum juice. Is not it? I don’t even think the difference between prune and plum is well known. If you are wondering about the difference between prune juice and plum juice, today is the time to learn. If there are any differences, this is probably due to the benefits, right? They’re both plums after all? However, although the two juices technically come from plums, there are important differences between them.

Prune juice is naturally made from sugar-heavy prunes. Plum juice is made with fresh plums that are never dried. Different juicing methods and different types of plums will alter the health benefits as the fruit becomes the juice.

Prune juice basically acts as an effective probiotic. It’s completely natural. That’s why many people drink it as a bowel regulator. Plum juice also contains fiber, but its fibers are not as effective as prune juice. That’s why people are unsure about which prune juice and plum juice to drink.

If you want to learn more scientific knowledge about Plum, check out wikipedia.

Looks simple, right? But it’s a little more complicated than that.

This short but concise guide aims to inform you about the similarities and differences between prune juice and plum juice. So you can decide for yourself which one is best for you. You will learn the benefits and recipes of each.

Plum Juice and Prune Juice for Constipation

Is plum juice good for intestines? Is it a laxative? Prune juice is known for its high fiber content. A fit of constipation plum juice vs prune juice for constipation. Also, prune juice and plum juice controversies know this well.

Yet many people aren’t even aware that prune juice is loaded with antioxidants. They see it as a juice for older people. They are also unaware that it is healthier than plum juice, the fruit it originally came from.

But, some people don’t like the taste of prune or plum juice. The following tips can help make plum juice taste better so you don’t miss out on all the health benefits.

You can mix it with other juices.
You can add a small amount of sugar, honey, or other sweeteners.
Icy and cold prune juice usually tastes better than hot.
You can use prune juice in muffins to add texture and flavor.
You can try spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, or a small amount of coriander.
Be bold and change the flavor with hot spices like red pepper or cumin.

Differences Between Prune and Plum, Prune Juice vs Plum Juice

In general, prunes are just a prune. But prunes are being renamed “dried prunes” in some regions to do good marketing. Plum and prunes are the same fruits of the same kind. However, not all plums will be prunes. There are over two thousand plum varieties (types) in the Prunus genus. About a thousand of them are for drying purposes. The rest is the plump and juicy type you see in the grocery store. They are using for cooking or eating fresh

What is a Vitamin Difference?

For example, plums contain 13 percent vitamin K while prunes contain 87 percent vitamin K. Plums also contain vitamin C, vitamin A, iron, potassium, thiamine, riboflavin, calcium, vitamin B6, and niacin. Prunes are high in fiber, which adds volume, fills you up quickly, and keeps your blood sugar levels even. 

If you want to eat plums dried, it may be a bit of a problem to remove the seeds. If you also use prunes for juicing, you should first remove the seeds or buy pitted prunes. Fresh plums always contain seeds, so you need to remove them yourself before juicing. Still, removing the seeds is not an exhausting process. Am I wrong?

You can usually distinguish it from fresh plums or prunes by looking at the skin. Prunes are dark blue or purple when ripe. Plums can have a variety of colors. It ranges from red to light purple and all hues in between.

And finally, shape matters. Prunes are usually oval, while plums can be round or heart-shaped. Prunes are not common in stores, but they are not impossible. Knowing the shape and color can help you choose the right fruit.

All of these are important, but the biggest difference is in sugar content. Prunes have a much higher sugar content than regular plums. It is natural sugar, but some prunes have added sugar; check the package. On the other hand, all this natural sugar helps prunes without fermenting. You may be asking that what do these have to do with prune juice vs prune juice? It has a lot to do! Come on, let’s see.

Nutrition Facts per 8-Ounce Serving

Iron 17%Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.:

Plum Juice:

plum juice

  • Calories 122.5
    Total Fat 0g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 0mg
  • Potassium 252mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 30.5g
  • Dietary Fiber 0.3g
  • Sugars 29g
  • Protein 0.3 g
  • Vitamin A 2.1%
  • Vitamin C 242%
  • Calcium 0.9%
  • Iron 8.5%

Prune Juice:

prune juice

  • Calories 182
    Total Fat 0.1g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 10mg
  • Potassium 707mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 45g
  • Dietary Fiber 2.6g
  • Sugars 42g
  • Protein 1.6 g
  • Vitamin A 0.1%
  • Vitamin C 17%
  • Calcium 2.4%

Prune Juice vs Plum Juice

Now also prune juice vs. Let’s look at the differences in plum juice.

Nutrients

Plums are fresh, juicy fruits. They contain nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants. They contain lots of fiber when eaten fresh. Some juicing methods can also capture some of this important fiber. Because they have such high water content, plums are easy to dehydrate at home. The disadvantage of plum juice is sticky beans. But a sharp knife can handle this quickly.

On the other hand, all the moisture is removed from the prunes. This concentrates similar nutrients and antioxidants in a denser package. Unfortunately, the drying process can reduce or eliminate some vitamins. Also, juicing at home can be a little more difficult when there is no moisture in the fruit.

One advantage of squeezing prunes is that the seeds are easier to remove with just your fingers. Isn’t it better? Some prunes come already seedless so you can start juicing directly. Now the topic is prune juice vs. Let’s look at the differences between plum juice:

Taste

Since prunes are naturally sweeter than other types, prunes will taste sweet. All this sweetness passes into the juice, making the prune juice tastier. Some people don’t care about taste, but this can be fixed. Read on for tips on this.

Plum juice is tangy and sweet. It’s like biting a fresh, crunchy plum from a glass of prune juice. It’s noticeably less sweet than prune juice, but you can still get a nice amount of natural sugar in a glass of fresh plum juice.

If it doesn’t suit you, you can always change the taste of plum or prune juice. Just add another liquid or juice, spice, or other flavorings. Get creative with your blends!

Tissue

In my experience, plum juice has a lighter texture than prune juice. Straight prune juice tends to be thicker. If you don’t like this, the texture can be changed by adding other liquids. You can also change the texture by adding prunes or plums to smoothies.

Health benefits

prune juice health benefits

Although prunes and plums come from the same fruit, the benefits of juices differ.

Prune juice, for example, is much higher in potassium: 707 mg compared to 252 mg in plum juice. Potassium provides a great boost to your health by protecting against stroke and osteoporosis. It also helps reduce blood pressure and water retention.

Plum juice is excellent in its vitamin C content. At 242% of the daily recommended value, it’s a true powerhouse to heal your body. Vitamin C helps your body absorb iron, is good for your bones and skin, and can protect you against heart disease. This amazing antioxidant can even help prevent certain types of cancer.

For those who keep an eye on their carbohydrate intake, it should be noted that prune juice contains more sugar and therefore more carbohydrates than plum juice. If you are making your own plum or prune juice, you can control the amount of added sugar. Personally, I think both juices are very sweet with nothing added, but feel free to play around and find your perfect mix.

Fiber is essential for the body. Luckily prune juice and plum juice contain some fiber. If you are making your own juice, you can control how much to add again.

Calcium is an important part of a healthy diet, and prune juice comes first in this category. With 2.4% of your daily calcium, prune juice contributes to bone health and reduces your risk of osteoporosis. Also studies have shown that calcium can also protect you against cancer and high blood pressure.

Conclusion

Here you have it! Now that you know the differences between prune juice and plum juice, you can start by spreading the knowledge among your friends and colleagues! If they are into cooking or healthy living of course… Otherwise, it would be not logical to come up with the topic “prune juice vs plum juice” in the middle of a conversation out of nowhere. Hey, if you are wondering what the benefits of pomegranate juice are, check out our article in Juicing!

 

 

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