The History Of Juicer.
A juicer is also known as a juice extractor or juicing machine. It refers to a kitchen appliance that’s designed to extract juice from vegetables, herbs, and fruits. Many juicers can also be handy in making fruit drinks. Juicers crush, grind, and/or squeeze juice out of pulp.
Some juicers also function as food processors. For instance, many of the horizontal and twin gear masticating juicers have attachments for crushing spices and herbs, extruding pasta, break sticks or noodles, making nut butter and baby food, making nut milk, grinding etc. Many consider juicing fruits, herbs, and vegetables a healthy habit.
Dr. Norman Walker is the man who created the first juicer in the 1930s. In 1936, he published a book by the name, Raw Vegetable Juices. As a result of the book, the Norwalk Juicer came into existence. Over 70 years, the doctor studied living foods. He developed a philosophy that the best way to nutritional health was through juices and raw foods. He termed them ‘Living Food.’
Today, the Norwalk Juicer is still available. It works by first cutting and grating the items. Next, the juicer presses the pulp under a hydraulic press.
The man who created the first juicer lived a whopping 118 years.
Concrete evidence reveals that the idea of extracting nutritious juices from herbs, grasses, vegetables, and fruits has been around for ages. Actually, some sources state that the Dead Sea Scrolls dating back before 150 BC mention the concept of juicing. Throughout history, many people realized the immense benefits of taking juices from vegetables and raw fruits.
The premier juicers were cumbersome machines. They extracted juice by utilizing a hydraulic press. The concept is still handy even today. However, many alterations and upgrades have been made in order to streamline the process as well as make the machines much more user friendly.
In the 1930s, a man by the name Dr. Norman Walker did plenty of research focusing on the benefits of taking vegetable, raw fruits and fresh juice. At the time, he developed the Norwalk Juicers, a line that is still in existence up to today.
Somewhere around the middle 1950s saw the invention of the premier masticating juicer. It was named the Champion Juicer. An impressive attribute about this juicer was the fact that it worked fast, hard and hot. With revs of roughly 4000 rpm, high heat destroyed plenty of the enzymes that included the nutrients.
1993 witnessed the introduction of the maiden twin gear juice extractor. It went by the name the Green Power. The working of this appliance borrowed from the principle of mortar and pestle. It thus derived the maximum nutritional benefit mainly because it didn’t utilize heat.
An interesting thing to note is the fact that the maiden juicers — the Green Power juicer, the Champion and the Norwalk — are still in existence.
Today, different types and brands of juicers are available to choose from. The truth is that we surely come a long way since the first juicer was invented in the 1930s. The only thing that remains the same is the method used to extract juice.
Juicing enhances health by increasing the amount of minerals and vitamins you consume. Additionally, it is relative easy and fast. This is especially true if you keep veggies and fruits prepared. It can helpful in providing a quick snack or meal. According to recent claims, drinking fresh-presses helps cleanse your system, prevent cancer, boost immunity, and lose weight.
In addition to increasing our metabolism, juicing leafy greens and vegetables provides alkaline to the body. Alkaline neutralizes the much acid we derive from different foods thus balancing the body’s pH. This goes miles in helping you manage your weight.
Finally yet importantly, the history of juicer brings with it anti-aging benefits on top of improving your mental state.