Cold-pressed juices have significantly more vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, digestive enzymes, and other nutrients compared to regular juices made with heat. Cold-pressed juice is made using a hydraulic press. Cold-pressed juice is made by slowly grinding, squeezing and pressing the fruit. The juice requires a minimum of heat and the process squeezes every last drop, leaving a more nutritious and tastier juice compared to normal juices on the shelf.
In fact, some cold-pressed juicers claim to extract up to 35% more juice compared to regular juice. Cold-pressed juice doesn't use heat and is similar to squeezing the juice out of a fruit yourself, only faster and more efficiently. Cold-pressing companies inspect all fruits and vegetables to ensure that they are of the highest quality and then cut them up and place them in a special filter bag that looks a lot like a colander. Then, the bag filled with the parts is placed inside a hydraulic press that pushes these parts down with thousands of pounds of pressure.
And since not all juices are the same, be sure to read the label before buying cold-pressed juice. The high-pressure processing of cold-pressed juice leaves behind the pulp, where fiber is normally stored, so cold-pressed juices may lack fiber, even if they retain more nutrients. Cold-pressed juice and regular juice may sound the same, and you get the same result (converting fruits and vegetables into juices) with both methods. In addition, research has shown that the nutrients in cold-pressed juice are broken down much more slowly compared to regular juice, allowing for more nutritious juice.