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New juicers have a lot of questions, including, “What can you juice in a juicer?” If you are opening a juice bar or starting a fresh juice program at your grocery store, coffee shop or restaurant, you need to decide what you are going to juice.

Below are a few popular blends and some fruits and vegetables you definitely do not want to juice, but it is fun to experiment with different combinations. Sometimes just shifting the amounts can make a drink switch from so-so to amazing. We often use our Ceado ES-700 in our test kitchen helping our customers create a strong juice bar menu. Recently we were experimenting with a few drink recipes we can serve at our tradeshows. Our three recipes will be revealed soon, but here is a sneak peek. Aren’t they pretty?

Do not Juice these Fruits and Vegetables:

  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Eggplant
  • Leeks

Popular fruits and vegetables to juice:

  • Apples (green and red)
  • Blueberries
  • Cucumbers
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Greens (chard, spinach, kale, dandelion, mustard, always rotate your greens)
  • Herbs (mint, parsley, ginger, cilantro)
  • Lemon
  • Pears
  • Pineapple
  • Watermelon

To peel the produce or not to peel?

Now that you know what you can juice in a juicer, you might be asking if you have to peel your produce before you juice.

We like to follow the rule that you should juice it as you would eat it. These tips do apply to our commercial juicer the Ceado ES-700, but are pretty general for most juicers. Check with your manufacturer’s booklet as some commercial juicers might require you to peel the produce ahead of time.

When juicing with the Ceado ES-700 you do not have to peel or cut apples, cucumbers, celery, etc. You get the picture: anything you eat with a peel on, you can juice with the peel on. That means that you would remove the peel on citrus, oranges, lemons, limes, watermelon, kiwi, and so on. There are some people who prefer to juice citrus peel, watermelon rind, and pineapple peel. But we have found that for commercial use most people prefer that it not be included.

Need more information about commercial juicers? Check out the rest of our blog, or contact us with questions.

Juice on!