More than twenty years ago, the founder of Vegus Foods, Michael Reynolds, sold his papaya farm in Mexico and moved back to San Francisco, California. After studying sprouts he decided that he could produce a better product than you could buy in the shops. He created a company that supplied sprouts of daikon, sunflowers, snow peas and wheat.
Sprouts Can Be Dangerous
In those days, there were about 100 sprout growers in California but one by one they closed down because of recalls of products contaminated with e:coli and salmonella. Due to careful growing conditions, Michael didn’t have those problems but he could see that there would always be a risk in supplying sprouts. He eventually sold his sprout supply business and started to investigate ways to give people the fantastic health benefits of fresh sprouts, but without the risk.
But Sprouts Are Safe if…
After much research and experimentation, he discovered the solution:
Always, grow happy, healthy sprouts in a very clean environment.
Create a propriety condition that controlled the growth of spores.[/tick]
Harvest and immediately juice to retain all the nutrients, enzymes and natural synergies and living energy.
Use a proprietary high pressure processing protocol to kill the bacteria in the juice, without destroying nutrients or enzyme activity.
With these principals, in 2008 a new company Vegus Foods Ltd was created.
And Now Discover Vegus Juices…
We are proud to bring you our selection of cold-pressed, raw Vegus Juices made from safe, clean mould-free sprouts.
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What We Do
We are farmers who spend most of our day cultivating sprouts (young plants) that we then turn into juices for you to enjoy. Before we start growing our crops, we spend months researching which juices we believe will be most helpful for you. Once we have carefully chosen which which juices would be best, we follow a process that we perfected over 20 years to ensure that our raw juices are as good as those you press at home.
How we Make the Sweetest, Freshest Tasting Juices:
100% Raw Cold-Pressed Juice
Vegus Juices are 100% raw cold-pressed, never heated and never frozen. They are preserved using ultra high pressure, known as HPP, that preserves all the nutrients and enzymes so you get to enjoy all the benefits of freshly-squeezed juice whenever you want.
What’s so good about raw food?
The nutrients within foods can be more easily digested when the enzymes in those foods are still intact. In Vegus Juices the important nutrients are sulforaphane in broccoli sprouts juice and chlorophyll in wheatgrass juice.
Why are Enzymes Important?
Enzymes are important because they help break down the food you eat into usable components. This means that the body does not have to produce these in order to perform the digestive function.
Cooking and heating over 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) denatures (destroys) these enzymes. The heat changes their structure and makes them inactive. Because most enzymes occurring naturally in food are killed off during processing or cooking, the body lacks the tools to breakdown heated or freeze dried foods properly. This means that instead of being fully digested, the food it is processed in the gut by fermentation with sugars. This leads to indigestion, bloating and constipation. Worst of all the body doesn’t get the food values it needs. When eating food that still has enzymes present, your food is properly digested so you are able to assimilate all the goodness out of the food your body will feel more satisfied, leaving you less likely crave unhealthy foods.
Vegus Juices: The Raw Advantage
Vegus Juices are never heated so that all of the enzyme activity is preserved. In fact, tests have shown that the enzyme activity is actually slightly increased by 1-3% after after HPP. This means that it is easier for the body to absorb the important sulforaphane and chlorophyll that are present in our raw juices. Note that heat-treated dry powdered extracts no longer contain active enzymes.
Enzymes are the Key
Have you ever wondered why people who eat raw food look so young and healthy? It’s because they’re eating foods loaded with nutrients and the enzymes in those foods enable them to digest all the nutrients.
Give your body a head start and make sure you include generous portions of salad, raw vegetables or a raw Vegus Juice with every meal.
We at Vegus Juices are a dedicated team driven by the desire to help others.
Our values help shape the juice shots that we make to how we treat you our lovely customers.
We care that you are healthy.
This is fundamentally what drives us to spend hours in rainy Ireland nurturing and loving our sprouts so that our raw juices are full of vibrant living energy for you to enjoy.
We care that you love our juices enough to buy them again.
In fact, 90% of you do buy our raw juice shots again which we are very grateful for. We love that some of you have been buying our juices for years and many of you tell your friends about us, thank you.