Norwalk’s Juice of the Month for July is carrot, beet, and cucumber juice. Over the next 4 weeks we’ll instruct you on choosing and cleaning good produce, as well as juicing, storing, and some helpful tips.
When selecting produce for juicing, it’s always important to choose the freshest produce possible. When shopping for carrots to juice, look for large, organic juicing carrots that have reached their full size and maturity, free from mold or mildew on the base of the carrot. Smaller organic carrots, picked before they are fully mature will not have all of the nutrients found in a larger, more mature carrot. Carrots which are old and split should not be juiced. Do not attempt to juice with baby carrots. They lack the nutritional value found in healthy, full grown organic carrots. Beets should be fresh and juicy. Cucumbers should be firm--avoid cucumbers that are soft or have white marks on the outside.
Please remember that your juice will only be as nutritious as the produce you use to make it.