Frequently Asked Questions
What is Pasteurization?
Pasteurization is the process of heating the juice to kill any bacteria that might be in the fruits and veggies.
Why Aren't Bamboo's Juices Pasteurized?
While pasteurization process removes harmful bacteria, it also damages the vitamins, minerals and enzymes found in the juice. Without these vital nutrients, your juice no longer has the transforming health benefits it did prior to the heating process. In order to ensure you do not ingest any harmful bacteria, Bamboo follows a strict cleaning, washing and sterilization guided by FDA mandated HAACP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) process prior to juicing the fruits and vegetables.
What does cold pressed mean?
Cold-pressed is the process of removing the juice from a fruit or veggie without any heat. As discussed in the pasteurization question above, heat destroys essential vitamins, minerals and enzymes you want and need in your juice. Cold-pressed is also a juicing process that removes the maximum amount of vitamins, minerals and enzymes from the fruit and veggie.
Why are Bamboo Juices different from the juices I buy at the grocery store?
Bamboo juices are RAW! Our juices have a short shelf life because they are ALIVE! They have not undergone a pasteurization process that keeps the juice from spoiling. The short shelf life makes it difficult for stores to carry raw juice products, therefore Bamboo sells all its juices direct to consumer.
Fruits and veggies were not intended to have a long shelf. We don’t eat apples that are a month old so why do we choose to drink fruit and vegetable juice that is a moth old??? We highly recommend buying raw juice or making your own as you don’t get many health benefits from store bought, pasteurized juice.
What will a cleanse do for me?
Our digestive and detoxification systems are constantly working to remove old waste in order to keep your body healthy. Sometimes, it needs a rest. Resting your system allows your body to expend more energy fighting disease, revitalizing your organs and restoring your beautiful glow. All things in nature need rest, including our vital organs.
How long do Bamboo's Juices last?
In order to maximize the shelf life of your juices and almond milks, they should be refrigerated below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Properly stored, Bamboo's juices last 5-7 days and almond milks last 4-5 days.
Are Bamboo's juices any different from other cold pressed companies?
Bamboo’s recipes are created by our CEO, Kelley Sibley, who has conducted years of research on the health benefits of different types of juice. Our juices are not random fruits and veggies thrown together, but instead are a combination (never more than 5 individual ingredients) of easily digested nutrients that help maximize the benefits of the vitamins, minerals and enzymes being ingested. Once Kelley comes up with the most nutritionally dense ingredient combinations, Bamboo works with local chefs to finalize the recipes so that your juice is packed with flavor and zest!
How many juices should I drink per day?
Listen to your body! What is good for me may not be good for you. When many people first start juicing we recommend we drink 2 or 3 juices per week and then find themselves craving juice. It sounds weird but as your body becomes more nourished and less dependent on processed food you will experience a similar shift. Many customers now drink 2-3 juices per day and 1 almond milk. If you really listen to your body, you will not become burnt out. Slowly, juice will naturally become a part of your every day diet.
Can't I just drink a smoothie?
Smoothies are great! As mentioned earlier, it’s important to give your organs and digestive system a rest while flooding it with nutrients that are already broken down. The plants and fruits in smoothies are not totally broken down so your body still has to do quite a bit of work to digest it. Smoothies are great before and after cleansing but not while cleansing. We generally recommend drinking one smoothie and 2-3 juices per day.
Why should I buy your almond milks rather than just get it at the store?
Look at the back of a box of almond milk purchased at the store. There are usually about 5 ingredients on the box you have never heard of. In particular, carrageenan is found in most store bought almond (including organic) milks, and research has shown that carrageenan causes inflammation throughout the body. Many doctors believe inflammation is the root of all illness and disease.
If you look at the ingredients in Bamboo’s almond milk, we only have two: water and almonds. Bamboo keeps it simple, the way nature intended. We always recommend our customers make their own almond milk or buy it from Bamboo.
How long do Bamboo's Juices and Almond Milks last?
Bamboo juices only last 5-7 days because they are raw and unpasteurized. Its just as if you made your own fresh squeezed orange juice. You wouldn’t want to drink it a week after it had been made.
Do the Juices have to be refrigerated?
YES! To ensure your juice realizes its full shelf life, it should stay in the refrigerator at a temperature below 40°. This preserves the vitamins and enzymes for as long as possible.
Bamboo asks me to put out a cooler, what if I don’t have one?
It is NOT required to put a cooler out. All our juices are delivered in thermal mailers with appropriate ice packs to ensure your juice stays cold during the delivery process and afterwards.
Coolers allow us to increase our commitment to recycle all our materials so we can minimize the waste we create from delivery.
Does Bamboo recycle its bottles?
YES! We ask that you leave any old bottles outside each time you are scheduled for a delivery so Bamboo’s delivery team can take them to be recycled. We recommend you keep a few bottles to use for water bottles or otherwise, but recycle any excessive bottles you may have.