Heston Blumenthal’s Take on The Humble Juicer

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We’ve long been told juicing fruits and vegetables is healthy for you. There are a whole host of juicers available to pick from too from a macerator style juicer to a centrifugal juicer. The key is to get as much of the nutrients from the fruit and vegetables in the glass before oxygen, the nutrients mortal enemy, takes hold. This can be tricky.

Now the culinary creative genius that is Heston Blumenthal has had a go at creating one of the most efficient juicers on the market. It uses centrifugal force to literally spin the juice out of whole fruits and vegetables. Here’s a video of Hestom using the Sage By Heston Blumenthal Nutri Juicer BJE410UK juicer.

Having owned a centrifugal juicer before, I know that one of the best aspects about this juicer is the fact that you can pop whole fruits and vegetables into the juicer and it will extract the juice regardless. That means you can say goodbye to peeling and coring fruits and vegetables. Just pop them in and voilà!

I also like the speed. My old juicer was good but not great. The centrifugal spinner created a lot of heat and as we know from the video above that can eliminate the nutritional benefits of juicing. Sage have managed to ensure that only around 2 degrees of heat is transferred. The independent lab tests conducted by Sage showed an average of 70% of the nutrients are fed into the glass of juice at the end which is impressive.

You may well be thinking right now that you can get 100% of the nutrients by just eating the fruit whole. That’s true but what about the core or the peels? Plus, you could easily drink the juice of say three apples but eating three apples can feel like hard work.

The benefits extend to the whole family too. If you have kids then this is a fun way to get them to eat drink fruits and vegetables they would otherwise knowingly avoid.

Cucumber is a watery fruit (often perceived as a vegetable) and is great to sneak into freshly juiced apple juice. Try juicing some lettuce or some celery too as again that’s water-based. A sneaky carrot in amongst some oranges shouldn’t detract from the sweet taste much and is very nutritious.

For me, a tropical style juice would be worth a go. How about combining freshly juiced pineapple, some Granny Smith apples, perhaps a mango if you’re feeling particularly exotic and then mix the resulting juice with some coconut milk or some fresh coconut water to create a tropical blend, perfect for a hot summers day.

Juicer recipes can be easily found on the internet and normally the only limit is your imagination. As for fruit and vegetables, I’m sure these fruit hampers might come in handy!

You can find Heston’s juicer at Debenhams where you can find all sorts of Heston by Sage goodies (I particularly like the Sage by Heston Blumenthal Barista Express BES870UK as a self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur – I bet Heston would have ensured it makes the world’s best cup of coffee!).

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