Storing Juice

Storing Juice

So you’ve just whipped up a great batch of juice. But maybe you made more than you had initially planned to. Or maybe you purposely made a large portion so that you’ll have some available for a later date. This can be a smart move, as depending on the type of juice you make, production time might become an issue. But regardless of the reasoning, at some point you’ll need to store fresh juice. So let’s have a look at the best ways to do this.

How to Store Fresh Juice

A major factor in juice storage concerns the type of juicer that you used when making the juice. Because centrifugal juicers introduce heat and oxygen into the juice and accelerate the oxidation process, you should consume centrifugal juice within 8 hours of making it. In the case of masticating juicers, the time span for consumption is generally in the range of 24 to 48 hours.

Because heat and air are the enemies of fresh juice, a cold and relatively airless setting is the best way to keep juice fresh. We recommend that you store juice in glass mason jars which you pre-chill prior to usage. That way, when you pour the juice into the jar it has a head start on cooling. Be sure to use jars that are equal in volume to a single serving of juice. And also be sure to fill the jar up to the very brim so that a minimal amount of air is introduced to the fresh juice. Now simply pop the juice in the fridge and consume later on in the day or perhaps tomorrow morning!

It’s worth mentioning that although it’s safe and convenient to store fresh juice for a day or two, in order to truly get the full nutritional benefits of your juice you need to consume it within minutes of having made it.