In the Spotlight: Mama Juice
An integral component of every Honest Cocktails Kit is the bottle of cold-pressed Mama Juice. This bottle, which arrives in a cold pack, has been custom blended for each of our signature libations. Did you know that the tasty blends in our kits exist only for our clientele and will not be found bottled and selling anywhere? It’s true!
Our juice provider of choice is Mama Juice, an all-organic cold-pressed juice company located in Delta and Surrey. While the juicing concept is not something new, the processes in which Mama Juice creates its healthier options have made it a superior product to include in our HC Cocktail Kits. All their juices are dietitian formulated, ‘Mom Approved,’ and healthier delicious options for your day-to-day vegetable and fruit intake.
- What is ‘Cold-Pressed’ Juice?
The biggest benefit of cold pressing juice is slow or minimal oxidation/decomposition (or mixing of air with juices) during the grinding and pressing process. With a centrifugal or rotary blade juicer, the high-speed blade applies heat to the fruits or vegetables going through, thus oxidizing and breaking down vital nutrients and enzymes quickly. This juice should be consumed within 15-20 minutes of making it.
Conversely, cold press juicing takes multiple steps to extract juice slowly and meticulously from the plant. After slow grinding (or triturating), the pulp falls into a filter bag and is then met with 110 psi of pressure between two steel plates. This serves to gently and completely extract the natural fruit sugars, trace minerals, enzymes, vitamins and other vital elements.
- Why Cold-Pressed Over Store-Bought?
The juice you buy at the grocery store is pasteurized unless it is made onsite. During pasteurization, juices are heated up to 82 degrees Celsius, therefore leaving you to consume basically sugar and water. Heating food to 48 degrees Celsius or higher destroys the essential nutrients and enzymes that your body needs. Cold-Pressed juices are 100% clean, providing you with exactly what nature intended – an amazing burst of energy, healthy nutrients & enzymes directly to your bloodstream, and heightened mental clarity.
- Why Does Cold-Pressed Juice Separate?
See that dark part of your juice at the bottom of the bottle? That right there is what called the sediment, otherwise known as the good bits! Those are the nutrients (all the parts of the vegetable which aren’t water) so when you are juice shopping these are actually the bits you should be looking for.
Did you know that most vegetables are comprised mostly of water anyway? Take kale which is 84%, or cucumber is 96% water. It is no different when it comes to fruits, both pineapple and orange have 87% water.
So it is not surprising when you juice these fruits and vegetables that a lot of that nutrient-dense water comes out too. If left to sit, the water is lighter than the vitamins, minerals and all the goodness, which then sinks to the bottom. Just give it a ‘good honest shake’ and your juice is ready to mix it up!
Cold-Pressed in Surrey
Mama Juice is located in Surrey, BC. While the juicing concept is not something new, the processes in which Mama Juice creates these healthier options have revolutionized the on-the-go lives of those in the Lower Mainland with their healthy and delicious blends. Their product is dietitian formulated and ‘Mom Approved,’ the Mama Juice team works hard in providing healthier options for everyone every day.
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