What is cold press juice?

Cold pressed juice refers to the method used of extracting the juice from the fruit and vegetables using a hydraulic press. First, the produce is ground to a pulp, before being squeezed in a hydraulic press under a huge amount of pressure, extracting maximum nutrients. As the name suggests, no heat is used in the process as it is in centrifugal juicing, therefore preserving all enzymes and good bacteria which are otherwise often lost.

How is cold press different from centrifugal juicing?

Centrifugal juicing is different from cold press in several ways. Centrifugal juicing grinds up the fruit and vegetables using a fast spinning blade, before the pulp is then spun at a very high RPM which in turn extracts the juice. The problem with this method is that due to the extremely fast spinning, heat is generated. In turn, this destroys enzymes and other nutrients. This method does also not extract anywhere near as much juice from the pulp as cold pressing does, which is where all the goodness is.

How long will my juices last?

Our juices undergo a process called HPP in order to extend the shelf life without the addition of any nasties, preservatives and most importantly no heat. Your juice pack order will have no less than 8 days shelf life when it arrives at your door. Your juices will arrive in chilled packaging, but it is important to keep them refrigerated as soon as they have been delivered.

What is HPP?

HPP (High Pressure Processing) is a form of pasteurisation, but in contrast to regular pasteurisation where heat is used to kill harmful bacteria, cold high pressure is applied to the external wall of the juice bottle instead. This process involves the raw juice being pressed and bottled as usual, before HPP takes place in the secondary stage. After the juices are bottled, they are then transferred into a large chamber that is filled with cold water to create a pressure so high, that it kills any spoilage bacteria and therefore extends the shelf life of the product. No heat, just pressure. 

What are the benefits of cold press juice?

As the juices do not undergo heat pasteurisation the good bacteria, enzymes and nutrients are not lost, meaning that every juice we make is packed full of all the goodness that it should be. There are many benefits of cold pressed juice, due to our juices being packed full of nutrients, your immune system will be given a huge boost by all that good bacteria. The juices will also give you tons of energy, delivering nutrients which will be absorbed in your body and helping balance your pH levels.  Of course, all fruit and vegetables that go into our juices have their own health benefits, so keep an eye on our blog for the latest write up on benefits of our produce.

My juice has separated, is that normal?

Yes, absolutely. Separation is completely natural, and shows us there is nothing added to stop that happening (no nasties!) All it takes is a gentle shake to bring it all back together.

When will my juices be delivered?

Our juices will be delivered next day (Tuesday-Friday) on a pre-10:30am service when ordered before midday. Your juices will arrive in chilled packaging, when you receive your juices they must be kept refrigerated. If you know you will not be there for the delivery, please leave a delivery note of a safe place we can leave the juice, or a neighbour who can keep it refrigerated for you.

Who are your stockists?

We have a list of our stockists here, be sure to keep an eye on it as it is always growing! If you are interested in stocking our juices, please get in touch at info@thejuicecollective.co.uk.