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Our Process (Ekio)

Not all juices are the same

At green hydrant, we believe great juice starts with a great foundation 

We spent over a year researching raw ingredients before producing a single bottle of juice. The investment in time and effort paid off—we are proud to say that every ingredient in the recipes we created have been carefully selected for its taste and benefit.

And the foundational to great juice is the produces we use. Our fresh produces are handpicked for freshness and quality so you get the best out from our nutrient-dense juices.

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Our Preparation (another word?)

We believe in achieving (or maintaining) the highest standard in our process

All the produce we use are thoroughly cleaned before juicing. Because vinegar is a natural disinfectant, we soak our fruits and vegetables in an organic apple cider vinegar wash to remove dirt, bacteria, pests, and pesticide. Leafy green vegetables are given extra care and meticulously cleaned. 

We then weigh ingredients according to recipe and prepare them for juicing. We are particular about each step of our process because it is important to us that our juices are made at the highest standard possible. 

 

Our Juicing

We believe in the cold-pressed method for its minimal heat and oxidation 

Cold-pressed juicers (not slow juicers) use thousands of pounds of pressure to extract juice thus keeping the minerals, vitamins and antioxidants that have not been oxidised by the heat of fast spinning blades. The nutrients and enzymes are thus preserved, as well as the taste and integrity of the juice. 

 

Our Work Environment

We believe sanitation, time and temperature are key in keeping juice fresh 

We keep our utensils, bottles, kitchen surfaces and appliances clean, rinsed out and sanitised before use. Everything we use is food grade quality, and our kitchen temperature is kept low with our fresh produce and juices refrigerated at 0ºC-4ºC at all times. 

We wash our ingredients in cold water, move them quickly through each station, and bottle the juice soon after they are pressed. We do not compromise on the taste, freshness and quality of our juices.

 

Our Sustainability Effort

We believe in being socially responsible in what we produce for consumption and as producers 

We bottle our juices in glass bottles because it is non-toxic, non-reactive and reusable! It is important to us that glass does not leach chemicals into raw juice and can be eventually recycled with no loss in quality.

Besides being mindful of what is good for us, we strive to be mindful of what is good for our environment. We produce juice based on pre-orders to keep our raw ingredients and juice fresh (in small quantities to reduce excess that might become food waste). We also send our pulp and vegetable scraps to local farmers to be composted. Instead of adding to the landfill, this enriches and fertilises soil that is used for producing more fruits and vegetables! 

 

Our Standard

We believe there is a correlation between health and food science

We poured our heart and soul into getting this right—from researching to educating ourselves. We are not merely juice makers—we are certified nutritionists and we want you to benefit from what you consume. 

We strive to rightly understand the link between food and technology so we can produce one of the best juices in the industry. We hold ourselves to a high standard because we believe that food is one of the most powerful tools we have to help our bodies live and feel better.

 

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