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Garden apples, and pears, put to productive food use

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Garden apples, and pears, put to productive food use
A Scottish inventor, and industrial chemist, has devised a simple method to produce clear fresh fruit juice from apples or pears in a domestic kitchen.
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Benefits
Product Waste Reduction

Product Categories
Food

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Supply Chain Phase
Consumer

Details

 

A Scottish inventor, and industrial chemist, has devised a simple method to produce clear fresh fruit juice from apples or pears, by the multiple gallon, in a domestic kitchen. The process is low cost, clean, compact, quick and efficient. The method and kit are known by the name Juice and strain TM.

The required kit is made up of easily available items. These comprise a heavy duty domestic whole-fruit juicer with a spout to which a hose is attached, a grip clamp, a straining bag, a straining bucket, and a large fermenting bin with a draw-off tap at its base.

The method is being adopted gradually, but globally, starting from a small core of practitioners.

Dr Nevin Stewart, who lives in Guildford, England, is the originator of Juice and strain TM.

Potential Benefits

A large percentage of garden apples go to waste. This is due, in part, to the inaccessibility, expense, bulk and weight of traditional apple pulping and pressing kit. Juice and strain TM now makes domestic clear fruit juice production in quantity, accessible for the ordinary householder who has a source of apples, or pears.

Historically, the pulping and pressing of apples has been largely a male preserve, due to the hard physical work involved. Now, however, any fit adult can operate the alternative Juice and strain TM kit. Thereby, this activity is opened up to all; male and female alike.

On a small scale, Juice and strain TM is higher yielding, and produces clear apple juice faster, than the cost-equivalent pulp and press kit.

Apples, and pears, that previously were left to insects and birds, to rot, or went onto the compost heap can now be put to productive food use. This fruit is of known organic provenance, of no food miles, is additive free, and with the use of domestic photo voltaic roof panels to power the juicer, will leave a zero carbon footprint.

Intellectual Property

There is no inventive step in Juice and strain TM.
Therefore, it is not patentable. A trademark application has been made.

Consultant View

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Contacts and Further Information

Dr Nevin Stewart can be contacted, and further information obtained, by visiting his blog: http://juiceandstrain.wordpress.com/

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