Most of us are well aware of the health benefits of consuming juices regularly. Wheatgrass juice, has been gaining popularity among health enthusiasts for the many health benefits that it offers. Wheatgrass is basically wheat sprouts that grow into grass when properly nurtured.
Consuming wheatgrass juice on a regular basis boosts immunity and energy levels, cleanses colon, and facilitates in the detoxification of the liver. Wheatgrass juice has high content of chlorophyll, which helps in blood purification. Wheatgrass is rich in enzymes and contains over 97 enzymes, and has vitamins, phytochemicals, and minerals that are used for cancer treatment. They are rich sources of Vitamin A, B-12, B-6, C, E, I, and K. They have beta-carotene too. Also, one develops immunity towards cold, as the resistance of the body towards infections increases over a period of consuming wheatgrass juice.
While, Wheatgrass has a lot of health benefits, lot of juicers are not capable of juicing wheatgrass on a regular basis. There are juicers specifically designed for this purpose. If you’re in the market for a new juicer, here are JUICER Editors’ Top juicers right now.
There are two kinds of wheatgrass juicers available in the market:
- Manual Juicers
- Electric single gear juicers
Some of the best manual wheatgrass juicers are quite affordable ($50-$150), quite handy, and easy to clean as compared to electric juicers. Some of them can juice fruits and vegetables too. Since, they are quite portable, they could be a part of your travelling kit as well.
Manual wheatgrass juicers, as the name suggests have to be operated by hand to extract juice from wheatgrass. They do not require electricity or batteries. The only limitation in such juicers is that the variety of produce that can be juiced is quite limited.
Nevertheless, the ease-of-use they offer for the price paid makes them a must buy for any family that loves to consume good quality wheatgrass juice regularly.
If your juicing process is limited to wheatgrass only, you can buy a manual juicer at an affordable price, probably even at half the price of an electric juicer.
Note: When you purchase a manual wheatgrass juicer choose one that has a counter with a lip that fits the clamp of the juicer, so that you can use the juicer effectively.
Electric Wheatgrass Juicer
Generally, masticating juicers are electric juicers that can not only juice wheatgrass but also a lot of fruits and vegetables. They are available between the price range of $150 and $400. They can be used for leafy greens too. Apart from functioning as pasta extruder, homogenizer, and food processor, electric juicers can be used as a mini grinder too. You can even make peanut butter and apple sauce using them.
Normally, the wheatgrass juice extracted from an electric juicer gets processed at 80 RPM, extracting and squeezing out really high yield of juice with very less foam. Electric juicers do not get heated up easily and operate on twin-gear technology, thereby the oxidation is less, which means the nutritional value is retained in the juice for a long time. They operate with practically no noise, which is a big plus as well. They have a strong motor and most of the electric juicers come with a warranty period of 5-10 years.
Selecting the perfect wheatgrass juicer completely depends on your needs. If your juicing is limited to wheatgrass or a little more than that, a manual juicer sounds just fine. But, if your needs are varied and if you require a multi-purpose juicer that can function as pasta extruder, homogenizer, food processor, and grinder too, then an electric juicer is your best bet.