National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week
The third Sunday in January is observed every year as National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week. The purpose of this holiday is straightforward and to the point. It’s a week when people are encouraged to squeeze their own fruit juice instead of relying on the juice that they purchase at the grocery store.
Squeezing your own juice is not only a great way to get your daily dose of Vitamin C, trace minerals, and antioxidants, but the act of squeezing is also is somewhat of a calming experience. So everyone should grab their favorite fruits and start juicing during this holiday week.
The History Of National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week
Despite researching this holiday thoroughly, we were unable to uncover the history of this holiday week. In our estimation, it was probably created by either someone who really loved juicing or by one of the manufacturers of juicing equipment.
What we can relay, however, is the history of juicing. Although some people tend to think of juicing as a relatively modern trend, the fact of the matter is that humans have been juicing for thousands of years. Ancient tribes would often juice figs and pomegranates for their health benefits. There is actually recorded evidence that goes back to the 1st century B.C of the Essenes in Israel doing that exact thing.
The first modern juicing machines were created during the 1930s by Dr. Norman Walker. His machine made the process of extracting juice from fruits and vegetables a lot. This made the process of extracting juice a lot easier for the average person.
Observing National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week
Regardless of whether a person has actually juiced fruits or vegetables before, National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week is a fun week. Anyone who regularly juices will have one more excuse to juice, and those who don’t juice finally have the excuse they need to start.