Can Peels And Seeds Be Juiced?

Cold pressed juicers are the newest varieties of juicers in the market which excel at preparing healthy juices that are greater in quantity, quality, and taste than the ordinary juicers. With these new appliances you will find juicing much quicker, easier and enjoyable than it was ever before.

While the traditional juicers could only juice out a limited variety of fruits, with cold press juicers you can add much more variety to your juices with all kinds of fruits, many kinds of vegetables and even leafy greens. Most of the best cold press juicers can juice out wheat grass effectively for your consumption. This means you will be adding all the different kinds of nutrients that exist in nature and are difficult to consume otherwise.

Now the question is can your juicer handle seeds and peels of the fruits and are there any benefits of leaving these on while juicing. The answer is not so simple so you will have to keep reading to find out.

Do the peels need to be removed before juicing?

It may appeal many users to leave the peel on the fruit since it takes so much time to remove. Since many of the fruits and vegetables have maximum nutrients inside or close to the peel, it’s strongly recommended that you leave the peel on the fruits while juicing them. The peel of the fruits and vegetables will add extra flavor and nutrients to your drink. It will also cut down much of your preparation time and will motivate you to make juices more often.

As a general rule, the fruits and vegetables which have thin peels like pears and apples can be left on while juicing. It may surprise you that you can also juice out banana peels and watermelon rinds as they have many health benefits. What you need to take care about is that you wash the fruits and vegetables thoroughly if you plan on juicing their peels as well.

Do the seeds need to be removed before juicing?

Your cold press juicer can handle fruits and vegetables with small seeds like oranges, cucumbers and lemons. It will juice out the seeds along with the fruits and mix them in your drink in a way that you will not mind the flavor but will benefit from the nutrients that come with the seeds. However do try to avoid apple seeds when juicing since they contain little amounts of cyanide in them which is a toxin and can be harmful for your health. Make sure that you remove all the apple seeds before adding it to the juicer. Also avoid adding fruits with pits whole such as mangoes, cherries and peaches. Cut them in halves, remove the pit and then throw them in your juicer.

So now you know which fruits and vegetables you can add without preparation and the ones that require some preparation. You can now juice out all kinds of fruits and vegetables perfectly taking maximum advantage from all their parts.