Is Cold Pressed Juice a Waste of Food & Not Healthy? Learn the Truth

Alright, this is John Kohler with okrawcom

Today with another exciting episode for you In this episode, what Im going to share with you guys about is mainly an article that I saw online, and there's articles all the time coming out about how juicing is good, but also there's articles coming out that say juicing is not so good So I want to address this specific article today, because it actually bothered me quite a lot, because there is some misinformation in there And now before I get into the article, the first thing I want to say is that there are pros and cons to everything in life, right? Your girlfriend, your boyfriend…there may be things you love about them, but there's a few things—they’re small things—that you maybe don't like so much, right? Nothing’s ever perfect in our society, or in our world—and in this world, we've created—so I want you guys to do the best you can…and my total belief is that if drinking a fresh vegetable juice—or fruit juice, for that matter—can allow you to eat more fruits and vegetables than you would normally eat otherwise it's a good thing…right? If drinking a fruit and vegetable juice subverts you from eating them whole, maybe that's not a good thing, right? But maybe you have some digestive challenges, and you can't digest—collard greens, whole and fresh—so that maybe juicing is a better way to do it, right? If you don't have a juicer, maybe you should be blending them in, you know? There’s pros and cons of blending versus juicing We’re not going to get into that

If you're interested in blending versus juicing, I'll put a link down below in the description for a video I did on six reasons why I believe juicing is better than blending, and this was the video I made before vacuum blenders came out, so that videos going to change a little bit But in any case, there's pros and cons to everything in life, and although I believe overall juicing can be a good thing, it could also be a bad thing, and maybe not so good for certain people depending on their specific situation, their condition, and specifically, what they're juicing Anyways, let's go in and get into this article that I literally want to debunk by showing you guys the truth, alright? So this article was on one of my favorite websites I like to visit a lot—Treehugger,com I am a tree hugger, or in this case a collard tree hugger I love my collard trees! But it says “The Wasteful Cost of Cold-Pressed Juice” by Katherine Martinko, and it says a single sixteen ounce serving generates on average 45 pounds of perfectly edible food waste

Alright, so you know that's that's how the article starts off like, you know? Number one, I’m a juicing expert (or juicer expert) I sell juicers for a living That's what I do If you need a juicer, hey, please support me by buying your juicer at Discountjuicerscom, I’ll put a link down below to my Youtube channel, where I’ve juiced all kinds of different produce, and I have well over 400 videos online, and I’m sorry to say, unless your juicer is very inefficient, to make sixteen ounces of juice, it's not going to generate anywhere near 4

5 pounds of perfectly edible food waste Number one, if you have a good juicer when you make the juice pulp, in my opinion, that's not edible for us Basically, there's just fiber, and yes, we need fiber in our diets I'd rather choose to eat some flat ground flaxseeds for my fiber instead of juice pulp that most all the nutrition has been extracted from But in any case, sixteen ounces of juice, right? How much produce does it take to make 16 ounces juice? I’ve tested this over and over and over again throughout the years, and on average—you know this is on average, right?—to make 16 ounces of juice, you need 2 pounds of produce

A pound of carrot will produce about 8 ounces of juice, so 2 pounds of carrots will produce about 16 ounces of juice So the math doesn't work out How could you have 45 pounds of food waste when you're making a 16 ounce juice, because you're only using 2 pounds to begin with, and then you have whatever is left over, whatever the juicer has extracted out as the juice, and then you have the food waste left So number one, that doesn't make sense, and whether you’re juicing carrots, leafy greens, fruits—some fruits you might have to peel off the skin to juice

So there's even more food waste than that But generally, there's no way that you're going to have ever more than two pounds of food waste in general, depending on what's being juiced of course So anyways, we're going to continue So if she's not accurate about that information, what else is not accurate in here? So I want to read this for you guys, and get my honest comments A few months ago, I wrote an article called “Stop Juicing, Start Eating,” that pointed out the nutritional pitfalls of drinking too much juice

Lack of fiber and too many calories in a single glass are the main issues So I want to respond to that really fast, so lack of fiber…so number one, when you juice, you remove some of the fiber in there That's common knowledge But what is not common knowledge is that there's many different kinds of fiber in plants The two main kinds that are usually differentiated are soluble fiber and insoluble fiber

Soluble fiber—what do you think that means?—soluble fiber means it's soluble, or dissolves in water It's soluble in water, and so when you juice, you keep the majority of the soluble fiber, because that's getting into the juice So for example, I think carrots, they're roughly I think 48 to 52 percent soluble to in insoluble fiber, so you're going to keep roughly half of the fiber that's in carrots when you're juicing them The other half is going to go into the pulp end, and depending on the juicer you're using, some may actually put some of that pulp or some of that fiber in with your juice as well…and I’m not going to say that we don't need fiber We do need fiber

We don't actually utilize fiber from our nutritional benefit, but the beneficial microbes in our gut utilize some of the fiber, be it the insoluble fiber and some of the soluble and insoluble fiber, and then also, we need that to help keep us moving, and keep things going, and keep us clean on the inside That being said, juice pulp I don't believe is the most optimal source of fiber I'd rather beginning fiber with other benefits, because when you pull in the nutrients out of the juice the fiber is just pretty much fiber I'd rather, once again, grind up some whole flax seeds, grind up some other kind of fiber chia seeds, some other fiber rich foods, and actually add that into my juice, instead of actually adding just the juice pulp that I’ve extracted the majority the nutrition out of And it says that too many calories in a single glass of juice are the main issue, so on that issue, what I would say is that yes, juice can contain calories

Everything you eat contains calories That being said, processed foods, junk foods, things with added sugar in it—candy bars, cookies, even a lot of processed vegan foods—could have high calories, because they're process that have oil in it At least when you're juicing vegetables, that's more of a whole food per se You have removed some of the fiber in there, but you're keeping a lot of the fiber But the other thing that you're getting when you make a juice is you're getting all the different phytonutrients

The sugar in there, which is the majority of the source of the calories, is coming with a lot of different phytonutrients—the vitamins, and the minerals, and the phytochemicals of isothiocyanates, and the lutein, and the zeaxanthin, the beta carotene, and the carrots, and the lycopene, and watermelon juice You're getting all these different nutrients that you're not getting in other foods So let's just do a comparison: say you drink whole milk—16 ounces of whole milk How many calories in that? 292 calories, and in a glass of orange juice—fresh-squeezed orange juice—there's 223 calories So orange, or juices, are high calories…well yeah, not higher than vitamin D whole milk, which I actually don't recommend you guys drink, in my opinion, a glass of carrot juice would be far better than a glass of a whole vitamin D milk on any level in my opinion

Let's take a look at something else: soda soft, drinks Mountain Dew for example: 16 ounces of Mountain Dew, 232 calories Glass of OJ: 223 calories OJ has [fewer] calories than a Mountain Dew soda And you guys don't have to be a rocket scientist to know that, hey a glass of OJ is definitely going to be healthier for you than Mountain Dew

That being said, I’m not a big fan of recommending people drink fruit juices, but once again, if a fruit juice will allow you to not drink that soda, that's a good thing But if a fruit juice gets you to drink a fruit juice instead of a vegetable juice, that's a bad thing, because I want you guys to juice vegetable-dominant juices, which are significantly healthier, because they are also way lower calories—if that's something that concerns you For example, a 16-ounce glass of wheatgrass juice—which I don't recommend by the way, that's actually a quite potent amount; I don't think I’ve ever drank that much without throwing up myself—is 120 calories That's not so many calories Compare that to the OJ, which is 223 calories, so that's like a hundred more calories—and calories is only one measure of a food quality

It just shows the energy value, and to me that's not so important, because what's most important to me is the nutritional value and some of the phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals, and enzymes that are in fresh-made juices So for example, if you have a kale juice, or a celery juice, they could also be in the range between 120 to 140 calories per 16-ounce serving So that's not a whole lot of calories, and once again, these calories come with many different nutrients they are not getting in a coffee or some other kind of beverage, and if you're not eating celery anyways in getting a celery juice, and you put a couple apples in there so that it tastes sweet, and maybe your juice ends up around 200 calories because you’ve got some apples for sweetness, but it's a lot of greens and stuff—200 calories per 16-ounce glass There's a lot of worse things in this environment, in our society that you guys could be eating for 200 calories Juices, in my opinion, is one of the best of course

Hey, if you chew your greens and chew your food, that's probably the best way to do it Chew it into a mush, complete mush, so that might take you a while to eat it, and then swallow You don't really even need a juicer if you want to use your teeth to squeeze out the juice and then spit out the pulp I do that when I eat sugar cane, because it's quite fibrous I don't want to be swallowing that stuff, might choke You could do that as well, but juicers are just a tool that allow people to get more fresh fruits and vegetables in them

It could be a pro in most cases, but it could also potentially be a con Anyway, so let's continue But there's another side to juicing that should be considered as pointed out by Elizabeth Royte for Modern Farmer Juicing creates tons of perfectly edible food waste I don't know about me, and I don't know about the author that wrote this, but have you tried to eat juice pulp before? Maybe sell something like cucumber pulp? That's kind of edible, I kind of like to eat that sometimes

I'll feed it to my dog Sure, you could give it to chickens, and goats, and sheep, and other animals They'll eat it But for me man, I'd rather eat like some real cucumber I’m not going to eat the pulp that has most of the nutrition and all the tastiness extracted out of it…and then that's where she states, “in fact a 16-ounce cold serving of cold-pressed juice generates on average 4

5 pounds of ball blaze” That's in my opinion incorrect, and I'll prove that to you guys It's compostable you might think, yes in theory, but it's more complicated than that Pulp is wet, heavy, and hard to transport—and I’m going to comment on that If you have a good juicer, like in many commercial establishments, that are doing cold-pressed juice, they want to maximize their yield, so they're using a cold-pressed, two-stage juicer that literally, they crush everything up, and then they put it in, and squeeze out the juice, and so the pulp is actually really dry, because the more pulp they could squeeze into the glass, the more profits they’re going to make, and also the less haul-away of the residual pulp they're going to have, so they want to be as efficient as possible

That being said, big juice operations selling juices can't produce lots of pulp Carting it to a composting facility is costly, and not something many small businesses want to bother doing, especially if it's not mandated by a city or municipality I would agree I think that it's a sham and a shame that most juice bars do not compost their food waste Furthermore, I think that big festivals that feed people fruits and vegetables that do not compost their food wastes are a big sham also, and it's just about respecting the planet and being able to reuse some of the waste, instead of sending it to landfill to rot, to send it—to find someplace that will take it

Maybe you’ve got to pay a little bit of money to pay for some transportation Maybe you’ve got to go out of your way once a week to make a delivery to a local farm to drop off your food, your pulp, and your other food scraps I’m sure they'd be glad to take it if they have the facilities to do so And then it says, “Then there's a counterintuitive problem of juice pulp being so compostable that many composters don't want it It breaks down too quickly

Will Brinton, founder of a soil testing company in Maine explains why: ‘juice pulp is highly degradable, unlike leaves and lawn clippings Microbes tear into it, their populations grow rapidly, and they consume a great deal of oxygen’” And then it says, “Modern Farmer goes on, ‘Composts that becomes anaerobic not only smells really bad, it also generates acids that can actually slow the breakdown of food waste The remedy Brinton tells his clients is to add more oxygen and carbon base materials like wood chips sawdust and yard waste—things urban composters often have trouble getting their hands on” So this is predisposing and assuming a couple things: that your compost will become anaerobic, and so the thing is this: juice pulp is highly degradable

To me, as a farmer, as a gardener, that's a really good thing I take, it I mix it with some sawdust pellets, which are actually used for animal bedding at a local feed store I could buy 40 pounds for $499, and I just put a little bit of that in a five-gallon bucket, and I could fill the rest up with pulp, and that is enough of the little pellets to basically compensate for all the pulp, and it composts really fast Within 30 days, I can have a batch of finished compost that I made out of my juice pulp, and other food scraps, and then it can be composted, and once again, you could find reasons against anything, and I think this is kind of like grasping for straws, and I mean yes, it can be true, and unfortunately, I would agree, that most juice bars I’ve visited—if they're not in California or New York, where it's mandated—they don't actually compost their food waste, which I believe should be a crime

Anyways it says, “Interestingly big companies like Minute Maid & Tropicana get around the waste problem by drying orange peels for animal feed but they are also able to do it on a scale that's not feasible for small juicing operations Some innovative chefs like Dan Barber (of Blue Hill restaurant and last winter’s popular WastED pop-up in London) have figured out innovative ways to turn pulp into food such as a beet-pulp cheeseburger, but this is not a standard menu item Some home cooks mix pulp into baked goods, and a few places dry it into veggie chips—but these are not big-scale solutions” Also, drying it and making it into fertilizer pellets—there are machines coming out onto the market now that will do this on larger scale operations finding a local farm that has animals There used to be a pig farm here in Vegas, and a lot of the food scraps would go to the pig farm, and they'd feed the pigs, so that it could be disposed of in a better way… And then anyways it repeats again the lies, in my opinion, “‘a single 16-ounce serving a cold-pressed juice generates on average 4

5 pounds of pulp waste’” They’re trying to drill this in your head that juicing is so bad it makes all this waste Well, the waste could be used effectively or not effectively, and think about this: if you ate those vegetables—carrots, Swiss chard, collard greens, celery, whatever—you eat that, our bodies pull out the nutrition Our bodies are nothing more or less than juice extractors One end of us—hopefully it's the front end—will come the liquids that our bodies don't need, and hopefully it's clear

Now the other end comes a solid, so the solids are the fiber that we can't digest, and the bacteria that are coming out of us and whatnot So even if it's not the juice pulp that's getting sent to the landfill, we’ve still got your human waste that has to get sent somewhere, which is basically the pulp that you're not digesting So it is all waste, and yet now the municipality has to deal with it So it's just a transference of waste—where does it want to be earlier in the stream, or later, literally in the stream? So it says here, “Modern Farmer says that some contentious juicers strive to decrease the impact by using ‘ugly’ fruits and vegetables—produce that would be difficult for farmers to sell otherwise It sends the added message to customers that nutritional value does not differ according to aesthetics, but how many juice-drinkers are actually aware of what their veggies looked like pre-pressing?” I personally don't care what my vegetables look like

I do care how they were grown Like, if they're grown organically, and without synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, because that is not sustainable either for our planets, and if you want to talk about sustainability—if you're still eating animal products like cheese, and eggs, and dairy, and meats—those are so much more energy intensive for the planet than throwing out a little bit extra juice pulp, in my personal opinion Plus, in my opinion and based on science, fruits and vegetables are the most healthiest foods on the planet—way more valuable than animal product So for example, a plant-based diet has been shown to reverse heart disease You can't say that about eating a paleo, meat-based diet

And then it says—oh, I highlighted this part, this is important, we're getting to the end—“There's another side to the waste problem that Modern Farmer doesn't even mention, and that is single-use plastic for store-bought juices With 100 million 16-ounce servings of cold-pressed juice being sold in the US in 2015 alone, as the article states, that's a ton of plastic cups and straws whose lifespan lasted mere minutes, only to linger indefinitely in landfills and waterways”…so let me go ahead and comment on that, actually

Yes, I think it's a dismal when people buy single-use pre-made drinks from the store, whether that's fresh juices, a soda, a bottle of water, because you don't have to be buying these things in plastic—even a juice bar I’ve rarely visit juice bars If I’m traveling, I’m super thirsty in the airport, there's a juice bar, I might get a juice, because what's the option? Then I try to recycle that plastic and find a recycling bin so I could recycle that Many juice bars are using compostable plastics But even so, that doesn't make it right

I think maybe a better idea would be like paper cups that didn't degrade or something like that over time But here's the thing: our society is going to do what it wants to do, despite any individual My goal is to put juice bars out of business, because everybody has their own juicer Everybody has a backyard garden they could harvest greens from they’d have to pay to man We’d have so much extra abundance in the garden

Hey, having some extra food pulp waste is actually a good thing because it feeds the compost bin, which will then in turn, feed your plants for the next season…and this is how nature works We just need to more adopt with nature and live with nature instead of against it, and use all these plastic containers that I don't necessarily agree with—single-use If you are going to get single-use bottles, try to get them in glass and reuse a glass I’ve gotten juice from juice bars before in glass bottles, and I still use those glass bottles to this day I reuse them, I refill them, I clean them, I use them again

So there doesn't have to be all this waste, and if you are a juice bar, I encourage you guys to start using some glass and making a bottle deposit charge This is a little bit of inconvenience for customers, but that'll make your customers value those glasses more, and hopefully you live in an area where the Health Department will allow you to resanitize those and reuse them I know some health departments in some areas frown upon that, but glass is also a lot easier—well I don't know about a lot easier, but better to recycle than plastic—because at least if plastic or if the glass doesn't recycle, it doesn't create all these problems like the plastic does But once again, the solution is: make your own juices Anyways, pretty much the last sentence of this says, “The greenest option? Just eat those vegetables and fruits straight up with as many of their fibers, membrane seeds, and pulp intact as possible, packaging free

” So yes, I would generally agree with that statement I want you guys to eat as many fruits and vegetables, but is it realistic for you guys to eat two pounds of carrots to get the nutrition out of two pounds of carrots? On the Gerson Therapy which is an anti-cancer therapy, that had been used for a long time now, they heal, they're irreversibles, they choose lots of carrots and apples, because those are anti-cancer foods, and they don't just say, “eat those foods,” they want people to juice them, so you literally liberate the nutrients from the fiber, so your body could digest it more But hey more power to if you want to sit there and eat two pounds of raw carrots It's not on my menu any time soon But yeah, eating food definitely the best

If you chew it well, you have good digestive enzymes, you have good acids in your stomach, you know, of an impaired digestive system that I see with many people on the standard American Western diets that have so much processed foods People have really wrecked their guts, and that's why I like juicing, because it takes away the fiber It takes away some of the hard stuff that can be hard for our bodies to digest, and in extreme cases with people with irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's, and Colitis, literally, they have to make the juice and strain on all the extra fiber, or they could have like an episode, which is definitely not good… and once again, I don't believe on living on juices My diet is not a juice-based diet, where I just only drink juice I drink juice maybe one, maybe two meals of the day sometimes

But usually every day, I drink a juice, and then I also eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, in my diet as well In the morning, I like to drink a juice maybe These mornings, I’ve been drinking a cucumber celery juice But later, I have a pineapple purple carrot beet greens juice with some ginger, and then tonight, I'll be eating a big salad for dinner So we could do it all, and I think all these ways are really good…I think a juice snack can be problematic

But I think a juice fast for a limited amount of time could be definitely a good thing to help get your body reset, to maybe reset your tastebuds, to maybe start on those big plant-based dietary changes that you want to get into So the next thing that I'd like to do in this episode is actually—we're going to be harvesting some of my tree collards here, literally from my garden We're going to take some of these guys inside, and I’m going to be basically juicing two pounds of produce to get 16 ounces of juice to see how much pulp I generate, to see if a single glass of 16 ounces of cold-pressed juice generates on average 45 pounds of waste We're going to find out exactly how much, we're sure

and then we're find out actually how I deal with my pulp So now I’m inside, and I’m all ready to juice to show you guys how much pulp waste is created when I’m juicing a standard vegetable juice So in the vegetable juice today, you guys saw me, I picked some tree collards out of my backyard For those I’ve got a three orange carrots, I’ve got three purple carrots, I got three little ribs of celery, and then one apple So I want to do a weigh-in for you guys, to show you guys actually the weight on all this produce, to see if we’ve got even close to four and a half pounds

So there's all the produce right there, ready to get juiced, and as you guys can see, on the scale, I’ve already zeroed it out, tared it out for the glass bowl We have a total of 2 pounds, 42 ounces So immediately, this is enough to make 16 ounces of juice I don't know how I could make four-and-a-half pounds of produce waste making 16 ounces of juice

So I'll be creating a juice today in a[n] Omega VSJ843 Vertical Single Auger Juicer For the vertical single auger styles, it's the most efficient kind I’ve found that puts the least pulp in the juice, and makes the highest yield I’ve tested all the top juicers Be sure to check the links down below to my Youtube channel, where I compare this to the other top vertical auger juicers, and I can even sell you a more efficient juicer, the Pure Juice Press, which literally you grind the produce to put it in the press bag, and the pulp you get out of there is super dry I have a video

I'll put down below for that, if you want the most efficient juicer, and I believe a good compromise between efficiency, and ease of use, and nutritional quality is the Green Star Producer, my favorite juicer for extracting the highest yield out of all this produce You have the driest pulp, and also the most nutrition This is especially important if you want to be storing your juices Anyway, this is my favorite one because it's really super simple and easy to clean, relatively quick, and it does quite a good job So to be fair today, what we're doing is, because I have untrimmed carrots with the bottoms on them and stuff, and if I do cut out the bottoms, because I’m not going to be juicing that, and cut off the bottom and the top

I’m putting that in the pulp catch bin that we will weigh out see how much waste is produced in all I guess I have to prep some of these vegetables first, so I’m going to do that actually off-camera, save you guys some time, because my videos tend to be a bit longer, and we're going to fill this up with all my extra food waste So we'll fast forward this for you guys You guys can see the process Make sure I’m not cheap, alright? So I just got done just about, and actually, I think I’ve got—there's a piece of bad carrot…we're just going to go ahead and pop this out, and put it in the bin there

I don't want to be juicing that…and now for fun, what we're going to do is we're going to go ahead and tear out this extra cup, it's at zero, and we're going to put this guy on there So so far, we’ve created 08 ounces, less than an ounce of food waste Actually, I won't juice myself Maybe people would do that if they want to do dirty stuff—I’m not doing that myself—and we prepared all the produce, so what's very important, depending on the juicer, is to prepare your juice, your produce properly

I’ve pre-cut a lot of ingredients, so it's going to juice easier and better without jamming in this machine Of course, depending on the juicer you're using, you may not have to do all this That being said, I will say that I’m not a big fan of the centrifugal ejection machines Those are the high-speed machines you could pick up at a department store, and while they may be pretty good and efficient yield on something like carrots or maybe the celery, on leafy greens and apples, and other fruits, and other leafy greens, it's going to yield poorly and leave lots of extra unjuiced waste in the pulp catch bin So I always want to encourage you guys to get the most efficient juicer you're able to afford, and more importantly, that actually you'll use

You can get the most efficient juicer, but if you never use it, it's not doing you any good So anyways, let's go ahead and get juicing here we'll probably speed up this process, because this process isn't about teaching guys how to juice, I have other videos on that So we'll play some nice music while I’m juicing all this produce… So I’m just about done juicing I think everything got juiced, and now we're left with our juice here that I'll show you guys in a minute…Actually I juiced a little bit more than16 ounces of juice right there, and actually I still have an extra carrot that I didn't need to juice, so we won't count that in what we're doing here…but what I want to do next is actually check out this pulp

So we’ve got the pulp generated here, but there's also some residual pulp stuck in the machine So we want to make sure we account for that, so I’m going to dig out all this We're going to go ahead and take the machine apart, show you guys there's like no pulp in there I’ll leave the [???] juice on the top, and then inside this machine, we're just going to go ahead and take this auger, and try to carefully scrape out all the pulp to make sure it's accounted for, and there's pulp underneath the auger here It's packed in quite good and hard…make sure we'll get as much of this stuff out as we can

We might miss a few shreds, but for the most part, I’m trying to keep this accurate to show how much pulp waste we actually generated I think I’ve got the majority of pulp off that auger I could sit here for an hour, then do that Next there's some pulp on the inside of the screen here We're just going to go ahead and brush that down into the bin…and then inside the base of the bowl here, there’s also some little bit of pulp here, so I want to try to get that too

Okay, I think we’ve got like almost all that pulp out of there Alright, so this is the pulp generated after producing 16 ounces of juice We're going to go ahead and turn our scale on We're going to tear it out with the same exact container to account for the weight on the container, zero that out, and now we're going to go ahead and put it on here, and we're going to check it out So I juiced approximately two pounds, four ounces of juice less whatever this way, and I produced about 13

8 ounces of pulp and parts of produce that I didn't want to juice because it's kind of nasty and I need to cut it off, and now let's go ahead and do a close-up for you guys to show you guys the amount of pulp generated, and also the juice Alright, first let's go ahead and do a close-up on the juice As you guys could see, there's one cup which is 8 ounces My 16 ounce mark is kind of rubbed off a little bit, but that's basically the 2 cup line, as you guys could see, I’m a little bit over that So 16

3 ounces, and then over here, on the pulp container, here's all the pulp generated Now if I was really cheap, I could actually run that through the juicer again, get it a little bit more dry I'd run it through with juicing carrots at the same time, depending on the juicer you use You could always put it back in for a second time again I also do have videos on how you could extract more juice out of that pulp

I'll put a link down below to that video, but over here looks like we have 138 ounces of juice pulp So 14 ounces of juice pulp…round it up, and of course, depending on what you're juicing, this may be more or less Alright, so now I want to sum this up for you guys First, we're actually going to bottle out that juice in a 16 ounce or so container I actually got from a local juice bar

Once again, it's glass I reuse these, guys Always better to reuse than recycle As you guys can see, we filled this all the way up to the top, and there's still a little bit of juice left in there Could cap this off and save it for later, or I could drink it now

Maybe I'll try this stuff right here, see how it tastes… Mmm! It's a nice strong juice today Collard greens, only one apple, so not so sweet For 16-ounce juice, I estimate this to be like 195 calories or something I don't know, ‘cause it's not super sweet But nonetheless, this thing is packed with nutrition including anthocyanins

That's the purple pigments of the carrots that have been shown to help regulate blood sugar also regulate the heart and circulatory system, also help rats lose weight, so they can do testing on rats We’re not sure if this is actually going to translate into us, but there's a lot of research on purple pigmented foods, and I truly believe in them Also, the beta carotene—good for your eyes, and the carrots, and the alkaline minerals, and the celery, and of course those isothiocyanates in the collard greens, anti-cancer This is one potent drink despite 138 ounces of food waste

Once again, 138 ounces So once again, this article right here highlighted “a single sixteen ounce serving generates on average 45 pounds of perfectly edible food waste” Okay, now we're going to try to eat some of this

I’m going to try to eat this Have you ever eaten pulp out of an efficient juicer? It's just like eating nothing There's really no taste There's no really juice left in there It's really not good

If you put a bunch of fat and oil, soak this in olive oil, add some salt to it, and dehydrate it, you have some great crackers, but the fiber is just the carrier Once again, if I want to get fiber, I’m going to grind some flax seeds up That's going to taste ten times better than just juice pulp, where I’ve extracted the majority of nutrition, which is the flavor and taste Not to say that we don't need fiber in our diets, because we absolutely do, and in this juice, I’m getting the majority of the soluble fiber that was in the produce I’m getting a little bit of the insoluble fiber that came along with it when I created the juice, but most of it is actually right here, and going to serve me a lot better by actually feeding my compost pile

So let me go ahead and show you guys and see you guys outside just to show you guys how I deal with this pulp to turn it actually back into soil, so I could grow more of my vegetables So now I want to show you guys one of the easiest ways to basically take your pulp that you made, and I hope that large businesses would do this also, and they have you know palette-size or actually container-size machine and made by the same company Joraform that will basically take your waste and compost it for you They also have devices that you could put this waste in It basically dries it, takes out all the liquid matter, and turns it into fertilizer pellets, and then you could give it to farmers who will then sell on the back end to create a revenue stream from your pulp You could take the juice pulp also, besides just a standard composting it, as you could feed it to the worms and make worm castings, which are actually can be quite expensive, and actually, they're quite valuable for gardening

So anyways, what I do is I take my tumbling composter—and this is a Joraform composter I'll put a link down below if I remember I took my video on it It's the best composter I’ve found, and for a home gardener or for a backyard person making food waste, this is the way to go, because it doesn't attract bugs and vermin, and all these things made out a nice metal won't rust on you…anyways, and check it out on the inside there We open this up, I’ve got all my composted food waste

If you guys were here to feel it—as soon as I open it, I feel temperature coming off That's the bacteria at work So literally, 138 ounces of my juice pulp, and then what I have in this little container—not even that much, I probably have too many in here, and these are just basically the sawdust pellets, so this is for animal bedding Not treated, a hundred percent wood pellet stove…wood pellets, probably the same thing

I’m not for sure, that might be treated You guys can get the animal bedding, which is available at feed stores They have actually cat litter that's pretty much just like this, although it's like four times more expensive So anyways, it's just this much pulp and maybe like this many wood chips, or the compressed wood pellets is enough carbon in this matter to basically balance out all the nitrogen in here So basically, I’m going to go ahead and pour this in my compost bin, dump it in there, and then just mix it up a little bit, and then all I’ve got to do is close my composter, spin it, and when you spin it, you aerate it

You build that air in there, because that's what it needs to break down You're now mixing that wet stuff with the dry pellets that are going to explode those, and all those little pellets are going to turn into carbon matter to basically turn that food pulp into compost, so I could grow my next round of crops So what did we learn in this episode? As you guys learn, there's some inaccuracies out there in the media The media is always trying to twist things, because let's face it, people have agendas I have an agenda—I will not lie—my agenda is to get more people to eat more fruits and vegetables

They're the healthiest foods on the planet Processed foods are destroying people's health They're destroying the planet’s animal foods in excess, or destroying people's health, also destroying the planet The act of raising animals are really energy intensive, and doing a lot of things to the climate, and many other things—people's lives, and vegetables and fruits are the way to go, and the more of them you could get into, whether you've got to juice them and reuse the pulp or whether you're going to eat them and poop out the pulp and it's going to get flushed down the toilet, and then the municipality has to deal with it then the probably ends up in a landfill anyways I think the better way is to juice it, compost yourself and complete the cycle right, so you get the most nutrition and are the most green on the planet, and I wish that authors would at least fact-check, or at least try to juice and check their facts

Once again, I used only 2 pounds, 4 ounces of produce to make 16 ounces, and there's no way I can have four and a half pounds on average for sixteen ounces That's crazy of course There are less efficient juicers, but there are also more efficient juicers, and even if you're not as efficient, you still can't generate four and a half pounds of produce, in my opinion, making a fruit and vegetable juice, and we can't be more sustainable on planet I’m glad that I’m able to make these videos for you guys to show you guys what is possible, share my opinions with you, and more importantly, know dispel myths and dispel non-truths that are out there, because I read these things, and it turns people off from juicing Juicing is probably way healthier than what most people in an average day are doing in their lives, and juicing can do more to save the planet, to encourage more people to eat fruits and vegetables, to promote fruits and vegetables and have more people grow those instead of grow things like animal products

By far, I'd rather drink a juice any day of the week than drink a milk, drink a milkshake, have a chocolate bar, have some meats or fish or eggs Juicing, plant foods—still way healthier They're way less impact on my planet, and of course, think about it, if you're eating meat, how much of the meat are you not eating? All the parts of the cow, the intestines, the bone, the blood, all these parts that are never eaten…what happens to those in the waste stream? Incredible amounts of waste So I always encourage you guys to do it yourself Grow your own food, see the process, be involved with it, harvest your own food, eat yourself, be the most sustainable you guys can on the planet, because the planet needs you, and your health can benefit from also being more sustainable

So be sure to subscribe to our video, if you're not already, to learn more and see more videos about your health, how to improve your health, how to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables Also, be sure to check my other channel link I'll put a link down below to Growingyourgreenscom That's where I really go into the gardening, how you guys can grow your own food, no matter where you live

Also be sure to check the link down below if you need a juicer—Discountjuicerscom I’ve tested all the juicers, I know the most efficient, the easiest to clean are the ones that don't use this produce item or that produce item better, because I’ve tested them all, and I know what's up Also, be sure to check the link down below for my Youtube videos on juicing, where I go into many different juicers and compare and contrast them, so you guys can select the right one for you Also be sure to like this video

If you guys like this format, hey, like it, let me know I'll do more videos in the future dispelling articles and things that I see online that I don't necessarily agree with, and that in my opinion are just plain outright lies, and deceiving the public on something that could potentially be a lot healthier than what people are doing already So with that, my name is John Kohler with okrawcom We'll see you next time, and until then, remember, keep eating your fresh fruits and vegetables

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