Masticating refers to the act of chewing. When strawberries are in season, you eat them out of hand after a brief rinse under water. Your teeth provide the mastication when you enjoy strawberries dipped into sugar, piled high on a strawberry shortcake or incorporated in a strawberry pie. To include strawberries in health drinks, use a masticating juicer that extracts the strawberry juice by means of mechanically chewing, pressing and squeezing the fruit until it is separated from its pulp.

Assemble the masticating juicer according to the manufacturer’s directions.

Plug the juicer into your power source.

Pour your rinsed and hulled strawberries into the hopper, located at the top of the machine.

Turn the power switch from the off position to the on position.

Allow the machine to process the strawberries, separating the juice from the pulp, then turn the machine off. Use the juice extracted in your chosen recipe.

Tips

  • Don’t waste the dry strawberry pulp that is left over from juice extraction. Add it to muffin mixes and pancake batters for added fiber.