When Life Gives You Lemons (or Oranges and Grapefruit)
These days, health discussions are all about our capacity to fight infection. With the pandemic raging on, the proper function of our immune system is vital and vitamin C is essential for this.
Citrus fruits such as lemon, orange, and grapefruit are very high on the list of vitamin C-rich food. Regular consumption can do wonders to your body, no doubt. While it’s so convenient to get a can or a bottle of juice off the supermarket shelf, nothing beats the freshly squeezed alternative.
For one, you know exactly what goes into your beverage. It makes a big difference when you’re not taking in chemical flavorings, preservatives, and added sugar. Also, the beneficial nutrients in freshly squeezed juice remain intact, some of these are often lost during processing. Another reason is that freshly squeezed juices are packed with soluble fiber. So just DIY your fruit juice!
An average-sized orange yields approximately 60 ml of juice. If you want to fill up a typical 250-ml glass, you will need around 4 oranges. And if you intend to serve a glass to each member of a family of 5, that will call for 20 oranges.
Imagine extracting all that manually! It will require hand and arm strength plus a lot of time. Not very encouraging, is it? And after all the effort, you probably still won’t be squeezing out the most juice. What a waste!
But don’t give up on the idea just yet.
There’s a better scenario, one which includes a Smeg citrus juicer. Maybe in cream or black? Or how about red, pink, pastel green, or pastel blue? Its retro design is a standout, no matter the color.
The Smeg citrus juicer is built with safe, non-corrosive materials. Its durable, high-quality parts allow it to deliver superb performance consistently. Because of the BPA-free Tritan, the Smeg citrus juicer is impact-resistant.
At 2.56 kilograms, the Smeg citrus juicer is very stable and can resist the rotation force of its 70W motor. This power is more than enough to squeeze out every nutritious drop from an orange, lemon, or grapefruit. Your role is only to firmly hold down the fruit half to the juicing cone. The motor will start up automatically. When you remove the fruit from the cone, the motor will stop. It’s an easy single-handed task. For best results, break down the fruit’s membranes by rolling it on a flat surface prior to cutting in half.
The extracted juice flows through the juice collector and non-drip stainless steel spout, straight to your glass, causing no spills and leaving no mess. Cleaning the Smeg citrus juicer is as easy as using it. The components are removable for thorough washing and a dust cover keeps away the dirt.
With the Smeg citrus juicer, you have no excuse not to pick up another healthy habit.
Shop for a citrus juicer at the Smeg Experience Center at Park Terraces in Makati or Design Center in Mandaue. Or online at www.smegphilippines.com, Lazada, BeautyMNL, and Abenson. For inquiries, message the Smeg concierge at email@example.com or @smegphilippines on Instagram and @smegph on Facebook.