Infused Cold-Pressed Juices - What and Why.

By Culinary Directors and Chefs Lee and Darleen Gross
Every Organic Pharmer infused cold-pressed juice is a combination of cold-pressed produce and house-made botanical infusions.


When it comes to juicing, cold-pressed is best.  At Organic Pharmer, all of our juices are cold-pressed.  Why? Most juicers expose vegetables to a high-velocity roto-chamber of razor-sharp cutting blades. While cold-pressing is a gentle, two-step process:  slow-grind the veggies to a pulp, and then apply pressure to extract the most vital, nutritious and supremely delicious raw juice possible.  Cold-pressing doesn’t create the damaging heat or friction of other methods.  Instead, the living cells of the produce are left intact, ensuring that vital nutrients, antioxidants and enzymes remain.  It’s a difference you can taste in every sip.

What makes our cold-pressed juices unique? We have enhanced our cold-pressed juices functionality (and flavor!) with unique and proprietary botanical infusions of meticulously sourced certified organic and wild-crafted herbs, spices, roots and flowers.  Each ingredient is selected for its scientifically recognized medicinal properties and culinary value. It’s our ingredient specific formulas of cold-pressed organic juice combined with potent botanical infusions that make our juices not just uniquely delicious, but powerful delivery systems of plant-based medicine!
Read on for more about the botanicals that we infuse into each of our seven juices, and the unique properties that make them functional food or what we like to call “Food with Function”.


In each beet-red bottle of Staminator you’ll find an adaptogenic powerhouse: the exotic shizandra berry.  Shizandra helps your body stay strong when you are stressed, supports a healthy metabolism and a robust adrenal function.  As an adaptogen, shizandra also helps to amplify the benefits of other nutrients, such as antioxidants, which Staminator has in abundance thanks to organic Himalayan goji berries.  Umeboshi plum, a traditional Japanese medicinal food is also included to help regulate blood sugar levels, naturally.

Flow’s unmistakable, bright orange glow, and sweet, delicious taste comes from antioxidant-rich carrots.  Its powerful anti-inflammatory function comes from a delicate infusion of golden calendula flowers, combined with fresh, cold-pressed ginger and turmeric juices and a few grinds of organic black peppercorns – because piperine, a compound found in black pepper enhances the bioavailability of curcumin, the active, inflammation-fighting compound found in fresh turmeric root.

The berry beautiful Immunition is jam (!) packed with antioxidants from the deep purple blueberries, tart Montmorency cherries and cold-pressed, organic carrots.  Pinches of cinnamon, clove and ginger enhance its immune boosting power while rounding out the spicy sweet taste.  Immunition’s true power comes from an anti-viral infusion of elderberries and elderflowers, which provide immune support to help your body fight off a cold or help prevent one from taking root!


Alpha Green gets its namesake color and potent detoxifying power from dark, leafy greens (lots of them!) including kale, parsley and dandelion greens, with some added support from cold-pressed fennel and lemon juices.  An infusion of nettles leaf paired with mineral-rich burdock root is included to help to clean out your lymphatic system, boost your metabolism, balance hormones and suppress the appetite, while helping to smooth out the more grassy flavor notes coming from all those groovy greens.


Green Light is our less intense green detox juice, blending a sweet-tart mixture of cold-pressed granny smith apple, golden beet, ginger and lime in with our leafy greens base.  Our nettle leaf infusion is added to enhance Green Light's ability to support healthy liver function.
 


Omega Red is all about the strawberries, and is one of the yummiest ways we know to get our daily dose of free radical-fighting antioxidants.  An aromatic infusion of aronia berries, rose hips, citrus peel, pomegranate and pink peppercorns provides additional protection from viruses and unwanted bacteria all while helping to boost the immune system.  Flaxseed oil is added for a healthy dose of omega 3 fatty acids to help support liver function and increase absorption of vital nutrients.


As the name suggests, the function of our Happy Gut is digestive support.  We use many tools in our botanical arsenal for this special formula, including an infusion of slippery elm bark and star anise to sooth and strengthen the intestinal wall.  Cold-pressed organic pineapple juice provides a natural digestive enzyme while a house-made raw coconut water kefir provides powerful probiotic cultures.  Finally, the tiny but mighty chia seed, along with fresh mint and cooling cucumber help to keep things, moving, while supporting healthy weight loss.

You really can taste the difference between Organic Pharmer’s cold-pressed juices, and all the rest. So drink up and share your favorites with us on Instagram.