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PANASONIC ANNOUNCES DEBUT OF FIRST SLOW JUICER IN U.S. MARKET
Slow Juicing Limits Damage to Nutrients and Protects Juice from Oxidation
Stainless Steel Juicing Screw and Powerful Low-Speed DC150W Motor
January 5, 2015 (Las Vegas, NV) – Panasonic unveiled today its first Slow Juicer product for the U.S. market at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) as part of its expanded line-up of healthy-lifestyle small home appliances.
The Panasonic Slow Juicer (MJ-L500) features a stainless steel juicing screw and a powerful low-speed DC150W motor which enables the user to also create healthy drinks and frozen confections from frozen fruits and vegetables as well as hard or dense whole foods. The Slow Juicer will be available in July via panasonic.com and other retailers. Pricing and additional availability details will be announced at a later date.
The slow juicing method of extracting juice from fruits and vegetables has shown benefits over traditional juicers. Traditional juicers cut and spin food – like a lawn mower -- causing damage to the nutrients. The spinning action also creates heat and introduces air which can oxidize the juice and degrade its color and flavor. Panasonic’s Slow Juicer presses and squashes fruits and vegetables – like a mortar -- which avoids damage to nutrients and limits the heat and air exposure so that the juices maintain their natural color and great taste.
“Slow juicing is an easy and very effective way to enjoy the benefits of fresh and also frozen fruits and vegetables,” said Denise Selman, Senior Product Manager – Small Appliances & Healthcare, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company. “Panasonic’s Slow Jucier was designed and developed to offer consumers the widest range of options when juicing and can also process frozen and harder foods such as ginger root which high-speed juicers are unable to process effectively. But the most important benefit of our slow juicer is that it does not damage the nutrients and enzymes that are so important as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle.”
The Panasonic Slow Juicer’s sleek design houses a low-speed motor which operates at 45 spins per minute and is rated for 15 minutes of continuous operation. Included with the MJ-L500 are an anti-drip cap, juice beaker, pulp beaker and an attachment for making frozen foods like ice cream or gelato..
For more information about the Panasonic Slow Juicer and and all of Panasonic’s home appliance products, visit the Panasonic CES website at panasonic.com/CES and the Panasonic USA website at panasonic.com.
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About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
Based in Newark, NJ, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. The company offers a wide range of consumer solutions in the U.S. including products from Ultra HD 4K TVs, Blu-ray Disc Players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Wellness, Beauty, Personal Care products and more. In Interbrand’s 2014 Annual “Best Global Green Brands” report, the Panasonic brand ranked fifth overall -- the highest ranked electronics brand in the report.
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