Wheatgrass Juicers and Juicing Benefits
Wheatgrass is the term for the young grass of the wheat plant Triticum aestivum.
When placed in high speed juicers, the heat that is generated damages or completely
destroys the valuable enzymes contained within these grasses.
For this reason, a wheat grass juicer is a much preferred method of extraction.
Wheatgrass juicers extract juice from each wheatgrass blade by utilizing steady
Two other reasons that wheatgrass machines are especially recommended for wheatgrass
are because of the large levels of fiber present can tend to choke regular juicers
and also because high speed centrifugal juicers oxidize enzymes destroying their
There are three different types of wheatgrass models: manual juicers, multipurpose
electric juicers and heavy duty or commercial electric juicers.
Multipurpose Electric Juicers
If you intend to juice a wide variety of fruits and vegetables such as celery,
apples, beets, carrots as well as wheat and barley grass, a multipurpose wheatgrass
juicer may be the perfect machine for you.
Masticating wheatgrass juicers are capable of extracting juices from vegetables such as
carrots, herbs such as parsley, fruits such as apple and other foods such as ginger, sprouts
and leafy greens.
Multipurpose juicers generally have a variety of operating speeds so that juices may be
extracted at lower speeds in order to preserve the integrity of nutrients. It’s always
tempting to to turn the speed up, esrecially if you’re pushed for time but patience pays
in the end with a much healthier – and tastier – juice.
Multipurpose juicers can also chop or mince meats and seasonings such as ginger, onion and
garlic without damaging their flavor or destroying their nutritional content. Wheat can be
milled into flour to use in breads and baked goods.
As you can see, multipurpose electric wheatgrass juicers are extremely versatile machines.
Heavy Duty (Commercial) Electric Wheatgrass Juicers
For those who intend extensive use at home or for those who have a commercial use
for a wheatgrass juicer, the heavy duty or commercial models are the best choice.
Commercial machines generally have a longer warranty than household models. They
are designed and manufactured for heavy, continuous use over a long period of time.
Heavy duty machines are designed to crush and grind into very small particles and then
press at slow rpm’s in order to minimize the generation of heat and the resultant damage.
Heavy duty models are reliable and generally considered to be the optimal juicer for
fibrous vegetables and wheatgrass.
In summary . . .
. . . there are many options available for selecting among wheatgrass juicers. Manual
juicers are a bargain for prices of around $20 to $30 whereas commercial machines sell
for around $500-$900.
The whole range from manual to heavy duty is available to provide the maximum in pleasure
Manual Wheatgrass Juicers
Many people prefer a manual wheatgrass juicer to an electric model. Several juicer models cannot handle wheatgrass, so it makes sense to have a manual wheatgrass juicer on hand. There are three models that stand out in terms of performance, ease of use, and pricing.