Does your company use organic products?

Yes. It is important to our company to use organic produce for several reasons. We know that whatever you juice ends up in your juice. That includes pesticides and any chemicals that are used to grow the fruit and vegetables. Since organic means no harmful chemicals can be used during the growth process, we are ensuring that our customers are consuming the cleanest and purest form of juice possible. Organic fruits and vegetables have also been found to be higher in nutrients because the soil that is used for organic farming tends to be more fertile due to the methods organic farmers use such as composting, cover cropping and crop rotation. This means that your organic juice is also going to be more nutrient dense than juice created from conventional produce.

Do you use seasonal and local fruits and vegetables?

Yes. We strive to use seasonal and local fruits and vegetables whenever possible. Although this is something we cannot do 100% of the time, we believe that using seasonal and local vegetables is one of the best ways to support local farmers and the Canadian economy, to be a sustainable company and to respect the ecology of our planet. Using seasonal and local produce is also an effective way to provide your body with what it needs during different times of the year. This is why you will find seasonal items on our juice menu that rotate based on what produce is most abundant during that particular time of year.

What is “Cold-Pressed Juice”?

Cold pressed is a method of extraction that does not apply any heat or use high speed spinning blades that are found in centrifugal juicers. The cold press method uses a crushing technique that grinds the produce to a pulp and presses the juices out of them. The cold press method is a low heat method, therefore avoiding killing off the live enzymes and nutrients that are found floating around in your juice. We have specifically chosen the cold press method because we feel it maintains the integrity of the live juice best.

Why juice?

Juicing is a great way to consume a large serving of fruit and vegetables each day, which is something many of us don’t get enough of in our diet. In one serving of juice, it is possible to consume 2-3 pounds of fruit (sometimes even more). Juicing also promotes an increased intake of vitamins, minerals, and other phytonutrients. Since the insoluble fiber is extracted from the juice, the nutrients in the juice become highly absorbable. This is why juicing can benefit people with compromised immune or digestive systems. It is also the reason why juicing can simply improve one’s health and wellbeing while preventing disease. It is like taking a multivitamin in the purest, cleanest and most absorbable form!

What does “raw and unpasteurized juice” mean?

Raw and unpasteurized means no heat was used during the production of the juice. Pasteurizing requires juice to be heated at very high temperatures to kill off any bacteria or pathogens. Although pasteurizing will kill off any bad bacteria, it also kills everything that is live and beneficial in the juice including enzymes, probiotics, and nutrients. This is why it is important for us to use high quality and organic produce and to take the time to thoroughly clean all of the fruits and vegetables before use. We want our juices to be raw and live so that our consumers can reap their full benefits.

Does your juice have a best before date?

Yes. Because the juices are raw, live and unpasteurized, the juices tend to spoil a lot faster than the juice you would normally buy at a grocery store. Ideally, the juice should be consumed within 72 hours of producing it. Depending on the juice, we do not recommend any one drinking a cold pressed juice that is older than 4 days. This is why we label all of our juices with a best before date.

Any other questions?

Please don’t hesitate to reach out! You can contact us at (416) 259-7525 or at info@thefixandco.com.