Q. What’s the story behind Suja?
A. Suja was started by several people all of which are committed to healthy lifestyles. Founder and chef Eric Ethans was cold pressing juices for friends and family for years and gradually expanded it into a home delivery business. From there and with the addition of experienced beverage industry team members, Suja expanded to a retail offering. The core ethos for Suja is to help people find a healthy way of living.
Q. Is Suja organic?
A. Yes. Our complete line of fresh cold pressed juice is 100% USDA certified organic. The USDA organic seal is reserved exclusively for 100% certified organic products.
Q. Can my kids drink Suja?
A. Of course! We’ve designed the taste profiles so that kids love the juices too. Keep in mind children should not be doing cleanse-only programs.
Q. What's the environmental impact?
A. We maintain a low carbon footprint by sourcing locally. As a result of being organic, our farms are pesticide and herbicide-free. The containers that we provide our juices in are PETE #1 plastic bottles which are recyclable.
Q. Why don't you use glass bottles?
A. Interestingly plastic is a better choice for us than glass for the following reasons:
- Plastic uses considerably less energy than glass to be recycled.
- It is dramatically lighter than other bottle options, which means less fuel is used to create and deliver each bottle.
- Our method of ensuring that the product is safe from bacteria is called HPP. This FDA approved method of heat-free pasteurization can only be done in a plastic container.
Q. Is Suja Kosher?
A. Our juices are made to Kosher standards and we are in the process of obtaining our Kosher certification.
Q. What is High Pressure Processing?
A. High Pressure Processing retains food quality, maintains natural freshness, and extends microbiological shelf life without the addition of heat. After our juice is bottled, a high level of cool pressure is applied evenly to destroy any pathogens and ensure the juice is safe to drink while preserving all of the vitamins, enzymes and nutrients.
Q. How many calories are in your juices?
A. An average Suja drink contains about 180 calories per bottle. A one day cleanse of six juices has about 1200 calories total. All nutritional information can be found on our website in the Education tab.
Q. Is your juicer the same as my blender?
A. Actually, they are not the same. We cold press, hydraulically. First we grind or cut the produce into a fine pulp. Then we apply thousands of pounds of pressure to the pulp extracting every ounce of juice that the fruit or vegetable has to give. This results in you receiving the most nutritional value possible. A traditional blender uses high speed to spin and often times heats the product. As a result of having the skin liquefied your body still needs to break it down to digest thereby limiting what you can quickly receive into your bloodstream.
Q. Where is your production facility?
A. We make our juices fresh in our kitchen in San Diego.
Q. I want to get regular juice deliveries to my house. Is this possible?
A. Absolutely! We deliver directly to your doorstep in San Diego and Orange County and use Federal Express to deliver to you if you are outside those areas.
Q. I'm allergic to nuts. Do you have nut-free products?
A. Yes, only one of our beverages contain nuts (Vanilla Cloud). If you are cleansing, feel free to substitute that for any other juice on our menu.
Q. What about juicing only until dinner? I have business dinners that I need to attend, and don't want to seem anti-social.
A. Many of us long-term juicers frequently "stay liquid" until dinner. Just make sure you drink enough food (blended) and juice (without fiber) so that when you sit down for dinner your hunger doesn't cause you to overeat. Most restaurants will also accommodate special diets. You can ask for a good bottled water (sans "gas"), a nice vegan soup, and a hefty salad (remember to ask them to add avocado, and other veggies you see on the menu or on the "sides"). Ask with a smile and you'll likely get a lovely, healthy meal that might even inspire your colleagues to do their own cleanse!
Q. How should I store my juice?
A. Keep it chilling in the fridge until you're ready to consume it.
Q. Do you ship nationally?
A. Yes! We ship all of our juices via FedEx according to the following schedule:
- Orders placed Monday-Tuesday by 5pm PST will arrive Friday, same week
- Orders placed Wednesday-Thursday by 5pm PST will arrive Tuesday, following week
- Orders placed Friday-Sunday by 5pm PST will arrive Friday, following week
Note that overnight shipping done only on Mondays and Thursdays.
*We guarantee 7 days before expiration on all shipments.