general faq.

Where and when  do you make my juice? Do you make it in a plant? 

 

Each morning your juice is handcrafted, pressed and bottled in a licensed commercial kitchen in Nashville, TN. (not a big plant churning out juice by the gallons!)

 

Why juice? Can’t I just eat some raw carrots and apples?

Raw juice gives your body high levels of nutrients and large quantities that would be almost impossible to eat in a day. With each sip, vital nutrients are immediately available to your body’s cells. Juicing each day is a great boost to help the body detox and rebuild. Each bottle contains between 2 to 4 pounds of fresh produce!

Don’t get us wrong, eating fresh fruits and vegetables are great sources of vitamins and minerals. But a lot of the good stuff is locked in the fiber – which is kicked out of the body. With pressed juice, all of the benefits are broken out of that fiber – allowing the concentrated nutrients to enter the bloodstream at a rapid speed – between 10-15 minutes.

 

Doesn’t my body need fiber?

Absolutely! Your body likes and needs fiber. So, along with the juice, enjoy piling on the raw fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains. Your body will be in heaven! You will be giving it the maximum amount of love.

 

What is the difference between juicing and blending? 

Juicing and blending are both good for your body. With blending you will obtain solid nutrition while maintaining the fiber. The point of juicing is to actually avoid that fiber, allowing the body’s digestion process to rest.

Another big difference between juicing and blending is the sheer volume of what your body can consume. There is no way your body can eat all the produce that goes into a single serving of raw juice! Most of our juices have between three to four pounds of fresh produce per bottle. Based on the quantity of produce consumed, blending delivers a fraction of the nutrients.

Any means of consuming raw produce is a good thing, but juicing allows your body to get the max amount of love.

 

What does my body get when I juice?

Minerals, vitamins, essential fatty acids, carbohydrates, proteins, anti-oxidants – just to name a few.  All of the stuff your body needs to maintain good health.

Your body will thank you with increased energy, glowing skin, a rockin’ immune system, stronger bones, and a tighter waistline. Raw juice will fight disease, strengthen your heart and make other’s envious of you at the gym. Basically, it helps keep the body happy.

 

I am not a vegetarian. Is  juice for me?

Every human body needs juice. Juicing is a great addition to anyone’s diet – carnivore, locavore, vegan, gluten free, kids, athletes and more – come on in, all bodies are welcome.

 

How much juice should I have in a day?

Your body craves at least 12 ounces of fresh juice each day. But, you can have much more.

 

There is a lot of talk about juice quality and different types of juicers? What is the skinny? 

Not all juicers are equal. There are three things to consider when thinking about juice quality:

  1. Heat
  2. Oxidation
  3. The process of separating the nutrients from pulp

Regular (centrifugal) juicers (mostly used in home or juice bars) grate food against a metal disk which spins at a very high speed - applying heat to the produce, lowering the quality of the juice. Your body loses a chunk of minerals and enzymes. These juicers are great for convenience and speed  - but you have to drink it immediately.

The best example of oxidation happens when you cut open an apple. After a few seconds, you will notice it turning brown. The apple is starting to decompose. Centrifugal juicers whip large amounts of oxygen into the juice causing the juice to break down quickly.

Lastly, remember the fast spinning disk in a centrifugal juicer? The mechanical process of separating the juice from the pulp is pretty “rough”. The end result is very wet pulp and a lower quality and yield of juice.

 

My local grocery store has bottled juice and some fancy ones in the cooler. The label says that they are “100% juice”. Will these make my body happy?

Well, one of the problems with these (ahem) “juices” is that many of their valuable nutrients are killed during bottling. All grocery store (ahem) “juices” go through a pasteurizat­ion process. Pasteurization heats up the juice to a high temperature. It is a compromise. After produce is pasteurized, certain (but not all) bacteria are killed. But along with that, you lose all of the qualities that make the fruit or vegetable special – enzymes, vitamins, minerals, taste, and color.


So, if I order juice how long is it fresh? 

For 3 full days. So, for example, if we deliver on a Tuesday, your juice is fresh for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. You can freeze your juice and defrost them in the refrigerator to keep them longer. 


Can I buy juice at any local grocery stores?

Because we do not pasteurize our juice, we have a limited shelf life for our product. We want to make sure you get the absolute freshest product available - this is why at this time we are choosing not to distribute through stores. The good news is that you can be 100% sure that your juice has not been pressed more than a few hours before you enjoy it.  


Do you have a retail store? 

Yes!

Hendersonville - The juice shop is located inside of Hendersonville Produce - 760 E Main Street, Hendersonville. [Retail hours are M-F 8am-6pm & Sat 9am-4pm.] 

 

Will raw, unpasteurized juice hurt my body?

Cleanliness and quality are the keys to making sure we keep your body happy and safe. We work hard to make sure that no bad stuff is found in our juices. How?

  • We choose the best produce – no way is any bruised or damaged fruit is making the cut in our kitchen.
  • We wash, scrub, and sanitize everything – our produce, juicer, cutting boards, everything that will come in contact with your juice.
  • We are inspected & licensed by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture and the FDA.
  • After we have pressed the juice, we always refrigerate or keep surrounded in ice.
  • We place a label on our products letting you know of the risks – but we are confident that we are ultra-vigilant and careful with anything you give to you and your loved one’s body. 

 

A local store has fresh juices sold in their cooler by the cup. Is this good for my body? 

No. Oxygenation begins degrading the juice quality once the produce is cut. The more oxygen that is available -the faster the benefits of the juice are depleted. Juices made with a centrifugal juicer (used in most juice bars) should be consumed within 10 minutes of juicing. If you are buying juices in a cup, you are not getting the maximum nutrition available from fresh fruits and vegetables. In addition, it is important that you know the source of your unpasteurized juices. If you are not physically watching the juice being made, ensure you are buying your juice from a company that has been inspected and approved by the Department of Agriculture or similar agency.

 

Can my kids have raw juice?

All bodies crave this good stuff. All ages, races, genders – everybody loves juice. With little baby and kid bodies, be sure to follow your pediatrician’s advice prior to giving raw juice.

 

Are your juices organic? Do you source from local farmers?

We use a combination of  quality conventional, organic, and local produce. As a small business in our agricultural region, we face unique challenges not found in other parts of the country.  Due to cost & availability, it is very difficult for us to only use local and certified organic produce. We are committed to giving your body the very best - this means we promise to only use high quality fruits & vegetables to blend your juice. 

 

Do you offer a detox juice program?

Yes! Please see our kits and cleanses page!

"the cleanse" must be ordered 2 days in advance for pickup or home/office delivery

Forgot to order? No worries. Our juice shop starts each day with all of our blends - so the earlier you swing by the better! We can't guarantee that all juice blends will be available when you arrive. 

 There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to your body. A cleanse is not for every body. Although we know a lot about juicing, we are not doctors.  Please consult your professional health care provide with specific health questions or concerns you may have prior to starting a cleanse.

 

I have a nut allergy and raw beets are not my thing.  Can I make substitutions on any of the juices?

If you force your body to drink something it doesn't like or want, you more than likely will have a bad juice experience. We will happily make substitutions. In the order notes section, just let us know which blends you would like to switch out. If you need advice finding the right blend to help maintain the nutritional balance of your cleanse, just send us an email at lara@franklinjuice.com

 

Do you cater or press juice for special events? 

Drop us a line at lara@franklinjuice.com to discuss. 

 

If you have any other questions, shoot us an email: lara@franklinjuice.com. We love being helpful