Daily consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables is very important for a healthy lifestyle. But all over the world, the percentage of the population that consumes enough fruits and vegetables is usually low. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for example, found recently from a study that less than 15% of U.S. adults eat enough fruits and vegetables and the most worrisome is that just 8.9% eat enough vegetables.
Most people may not be blamed for their inability to eat fruits and vegetables, assuming that lots of people never learned to like or eat natural and raw foods like fruits and vegetables. Some people, when deciding to live healthier, will try to cultivate the habit of eating raw foods while others may turn to juicing. There are also health enthusiasts who turn to juicing because of certain positive effects of juicing. For example, with a masticating juicer, the body will better absorb the nutrients and the enzymes than by normally chewed food.
All of the Green Star juicers in this review are masticating juicers. A masticating juicer is different from a centrifugal juicer because first of all, masticating juicers work at slower speeds of about 100 RPM (Rotations Per Minute) as opposed to the over 3,000 RPM of centrifugal juicers. This makes it impossible for masticating juicers to generate centrifugal forces and because of the low speed too, there is also no possibility of the juice heating up and destroying both enzymes and nutrients.
Masticating juicers work by slowly turning and churning and thereby pressing the juice out of anything, be it fruit, vegetable and even nuts. Also because of their natures, masticating juicers can easily extract juice from leafy greens, a feat that is impossible with centrifugal juicers. The only downside to masticating juicers is that they are generally more costly than centrifugal juicers, but for insiders, their extra cost is worth every penny.
Tribest-life is a healthy-living focused firm with the motto “Making Healthy Living Easy”. They specialize in the development and marketing of kitchen appliances like juicers, blenders, dehydrating and sprouting devices and other machines. They also carry a wide variety of supplements and natural food extracts. Tribest is therefore a brand that anyone who consciously pursues a healthy lifestyle can identify with, and the Green Star juicer is their offer for health conscious juicers.
Green Star Technical Specifications
The basic design of Tribest Green Star juicers is horizontal twin gear mastication. The motor power of the machines average 200watts and their rotation speeds average 110 RPM. It is possible to determine the amount of pulp in the juice by using either a fine or a coarse filtering screen. It is also possible to make sorbets and baby food using a Green Star machine, you will just have to collect whatever you are making from the exit that is normally used for waste pulp while using the homogenizing or breadstick screen instead of the normal fine or coarse filters.
1.Tribest Green Star GS-1000 Masticating Juicer
The GS-1000 is the entry level Green Star juicer from Tribest. It features the same twin gear horizontal system as the other juicers and also works at 110 RPM. It can easily juice anything from fruits to vegetables and will also blend nuts. From a design perspective, it is made of plastic and available only in white. This makes it not very visually appealing although it is very sturdily built. It comes with a fine screen, a glass pitcher, homogenizing blank, a wooden plunger, a plastic plunger and a cleaning brush. The GS-1000 Green Star juicer is a very finely engineered piece of equipment with good durability, which has also been confirmed by countless happy users.
2.Tribest Green Star GS-3000 Masticating Juicer
The GS-3000 is a Green Star juicer that physically looks like the GS-1000. The outer casing is also made completely of white plastic and the parts are identical. It can also be used as a food mill for baby foods, nut butters and sorbets. It has two settings for pasta: fettucini and spaghetti setting. The GS-3000 will produce very high quality juice and is a very reliable machine but you might need to run nuts through it a few times before getting a rich paste.
3.Tribest Green Star GSE-5000 Masticating Juicer
This Tribest Green Star juicer, the GSE-5000 is a very sturdy masticating juicer from Tribest. You can use it to juice carrots, oranges, apples and spinach. In addition, it can be used to make sorbets, baby food and nut butter. It also features a sure-grip handle for carrying and the company offers a 12 year warranty on it. To clean the machine, you will have to open it up, run cold water over the parts and then use the supplied brush to wash it clean. You have to pay special attention to the tiny pinholes of the strainer which will usually gather up fibers from the food items.
4.Tribest Green Star GSE-5050 Masticating Juicer
The GSE-5050 is the latest Green Star juicer offering. It is available both in black and in chrome. It looks much better and offers a more efficient juicing experience than the previous models. It can actually produce more juice than the GS-1000 and GS-3000 from the same amount of fresh produce. The GSE-5050 is easy to clean and to assemble and comes with a 12 year warranty. It also has a futuristic design that will enable it to fit into most modern kitchens beautifully. The juicing parts have been made more heat resistant and can now be washed in the dishwasher and the other parts have been made lighter than the previous models, making the device lighter. It also features a well balanced handle for carrying it around. It comes delivered with a glass pitcher, outlet adjusting knob, dip tray, fine screen, coarse screen, homogenizing screen and a cleaning brush.
In you have to pick the best Green Star juicer, then it is definitely the GSE-5050. First, is because of its more modern and futuristic design. Secondly, is because it produces more juice than the other models. Thirdly, is because of all the new features that come with a newer model like new locking mechanisms for the parts and the new easy-grip adjusting knob for outlets. If you are not bothered by the slight difference in price, then the GSE-5050 is simply the best Green Star juicer you can buy right now.