Benefits of Juicing

In the US, only 1 in 10 adults consume the daily recommended amount of fruits & vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are packed with essential vitamins, minerals, fiber, and disease-fighting phytochemicals. They can also potentially help prevent the development of chronic diseases, including cancer. In the US, 6 in 10 adults have a chronic disease, while 4 in 10 adults have two or more.

Juicing is an excellent, and fast great-tasting way to consume essential vitamins and minerals from fruits ad vegetables. At Hurom, we support healthier lifestyles for our customers by helping them effectively integrate nutritious, whole foods into their diet. 

Hurom's patented Slow Squeeze Technology uses an auger to squeeze out juice (similar to how you would hand-squeeze an orange) instead of shredding fruits and vegetables with high-speed blades like other juicers and blenders. This natural motion minimzing damage to ingredients, keeping natural taste and nutrition intact. 

Do you ever find yourself wondering what ingredients you should use to make your favorite juice? It can be tricky knowing what’s in season and what will give you the most nutrients in your juice. Follow our seasonal juicing ingredients guide below to learn more about which ingredients you should be using, for the right time of the year. 

Winter Juicing Ingredients

Ingredients and Benefits:

  • Sweet Potato: Heavy in nutrients such as cyanidins, biotin, and pantothenic acid, sweet potatoes are best paired with apples and almonds, and can easily be found in most American supermarkets. 
  • Beets: A lot of people know and utilize the red roots of beets, but the greens attached to the beet roots are delicious and incredibly nutritious, concentrated in vitamins and minerals as well as carotenoids such as beta-carotene and lutein/zeaxanthin. 
  • Pear: The nutritional value of pears is more or less the same across varietals, except red-skinned pears, which have higher levels of the antioxidant anthocyanins. Get creative with different combinations throughout the season and always include the skin for maximum health benefits. 
  • Cabbage: Also known as winter’s “medicine, savory, red, and green cabbages contain different patterns of glucosinolates and other nutrients. So don’t forget to experiment with all varieties to get the full scope of your health.

Spring Juicing Ingredients

Ingredients and Benefits

  • Spinach: As part of the chenopod family, spinach is related to beets, chard, and quinoa. Abundant with nutrients such as folate, iron, and epoxyxanthophylls, Spinach is an excellent ingredient best paired with grapefruit, and beets. 
  • Pineapple: The area closer to the base of the pineapple has more sugar content, with a sweeter taste and more tender texture. Pineapple is best when paired with dandelion greens, and parsley. The bromelain in pineapples is also excellent to reduce inflammation and swelling. It also aids in digestive health, and can help reduce soreness in aching muscles.
  • Swiss Chard: Contrary to its name, swiss chard, is actually not native to Switzerland. It does, however, originate in the Mediterranean region, and is a favorite vegetable in the cuisine. With lots of magnesium, syringic acid, and betalains, swiss chard is an excellent juicing ingredient to help start off your mornings.
  • Grapefruit: Grapefruits are juicier when they're slightly warm rather than cool, so store them at room temperature if you are planning on juicing them within a week. With nutrients containing Lycopene, pectin, and limonoids, it is a great detox ingredient.

Summer Juicing Ingredients

Ingredients and Benefits

  • Peach: The peach is surprisingly a member of the rose family and is available in tow main varieties: clingstone and free stone, both referencing the flesh and pit. Don't forget to take out the pits before juicing, and juice with mint, and kale for a higher energy boosting juice.
  • Watermelon: When juicing watermelon, don't forget to also juice the outside shell. Studies show that the outer periphery of flesh closest to the rind contains the most nutrients. A refreshing summer ingredient, watermelon is best paired with lime and mint, and contains a healthy amount of citrulline, lycopene, and vitamin c. 
  • Cucumber: Low in calories, and high in water, many of the nutrients of cucumber are found in the skin, so choose cucumbers with less bitter skin for a better tasting and better-for-you juice. Cucumbers pair really well with celery juice, and apples.
  • Strawberries: Of all the fruits, strawberries offer the highest concentration of vitamin c per serving size. They also contain a high concentration of phytonutrients, ellagitannins, salicylic acid, and are an excellent juicing ingredient.

Autumn Juicing Ingredients

Ingredients and Benefits

  • Pumpkin: This popular autumn fruit is not just infamous for its jack-o-lanterns, it is notorious for its potassium, vitamin a, and vitamin c. Best paired with a variety of juicing ingredients such as ginger, pear, carrots, and cinnamon, it is best to choose the sweet pumpkins and to be sure to peel and deseed before juicing.
  • Kale: This green, leafy, cruciferous vegetable is rich in nutrients and may offer a range of health benefits for the whole body. Kale have a lot of vitamin k, glucosinolates, and beta carotene. Kale is also low in oxalate, a compound found in many leafy greens like spinach that can prevent mineral absorption.
  • Apple: An apple a day, keeps the doctor away. Infamous for its healthy amounts of quercetin, epicatechin, and phloridzin, much of the apple's nutrition is in the skin, so make sure to use organic apples and include the peel in the juicer to extract all the valuable elements from the fruit. 
  • Pomegranate: To remove the edible arils quickly and neatly, cut and peel the pomegranate while holding it submerged in a bowl of water. The skin will float wile the seeds sink to the bottom. With lots of heart health benefits, this autumn fruit is sure to keep your body healthy, and rejuvenated as the weather gets colder.

Recipes involving oranges, broccoli, apples, and/or turmeric can especially carry the extra dose of vitamins that you need, so the next time you're juicing, toss some in for a healthier you. Sometimes, it's just best to prescribe produce, not pills, when it comes to fortifying your immune system and rejuvenating your health. Check out these celery juice recipes, for your daily morning juicing to help reboost your health and start your day.

Looking to find what's the best way to start juicing? Check out our Hurom Guide to Start Juicing to learn more.