Walking through Mosman I recently discovered a quaint juice bar specialising in cold-pressed juices, not only was the decor inviting, but the flavours were simply divine (think explosions of spices, nuts, blends of zesty fruits and delectable smoothies). It was then that I decided to embark on a journey to learn more about the benefits of cold-pressed juice.
Unlike traditional methods of juicing which involve fruit and vegetables being sliced by spinning blades, often resulting in nutrient loss due to overheating, cold-pressed juice is as the name suggests, “pressed” so that the maximum amount of fresh juice is extracted from the pulp, leaving us with a natural, raw, palatable juice.
One thing to take into account, especially if you’re watching your waist-line is that although natural juices are good for you and contain no additives, they are high in fructose, a sugar which occurs naturally in fruit and veg. The reason behind this is a large amount of fresh fruit and veg need to be cold-pressed in order to make a small bottle, depending on the juice variety, vegetable juices contain lower amounts of sugar than fruit juices, but the positive note here is fructose is a valuable source of energy and has a low GI meaning it doesn’t spike blood-sugar levels, is slowly digested and keeps you feeling full for longer. It always pays to read the labels to be informed of what you’re consuming, and of course there’s no substitute for fresh fruit and veg but a cold-pressed juice is a tantalising way to get a healthy serve of what’s good for us every so often, and as one mother pointed out to me, a fool-proof, tasty way to trick your stubborn child into eating some greens if necessary force needs to be taken!
Pressed Juices is located at 557 Military Road, Mosman, NSW, 2088.