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Join the Rugani juice revolution


How do you incorporate veggies into your kid’s diet?

I don’t how about you, but before having kids I naively thought they would eat anything I placed in front of them. I assumed that by way of a good diet and fresh air that they would be 100% healthy. All the time. Ha. Those good intentions have disappeared in a puff of smoke but it’s okay because I now get to rely on other people doing the hard work for me 😉

Imagine you could get the freshest veggies, but in juice form? The clever folks at Rugani offer natural juices and their world-first Rugani extraction process ruptures 95% of veggie cells, optimizing the nutritional content of the juice. For those days when you need to get a dose of yummy goodness in you kid’s face (even your own face), it’s a time saver of note!

As a local, innovative business, they are passionate about transparent, empowering farming practices, as well as building a lasting legacy for generations. Because of this, there is 100 percent traceability to where the fresh produce used for Rugani Juice is sourced. How many other businesses can say that?!

Beginning with 100% carrot juice, they have developed their range to offer:

  • Carrot Juice
  • Beetroot Juice
  • Queen Pineapple Juice
  • Carrot and Pineapple Juice Blend
  • Ginger Infused Carrot Juice
  • Turmeric Infused Carrot Juice
  • Zobo Infused Beetroot Juice

Recently launched is the carrot and tumeric juice which has anti-inflammatory antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, and the Zobo infused beetroot juice which can be used to decrease body temperature, to treat heart disease, to soothe a sore throat and to treat high blood pressure.

If some of these flavours seem like a tough sell to give to your kids, I’m breaking out the Popsicle maker and freezing the juices for healthy summer treats. Another great idea is to add a cup of juice to a smoothie, or to even add it to soups.

What is so special about Rugani?

Rugani promotes a lifestyle that encapsulates health and nutrition. They take vegetables and fruit straight from harvest to their juicing facility. Here the sap is extracted and the juice is packaged, free from contamination. The innovative juicing process means you get the full nutritional benefits of any veggie and there is no added sugar, water or preservatives. NB, their juices are not made from concentrate.

In a nutshell, you’re getting the best, condensed array of vitamins and minerals in an easy-to-consume format.

The benefits of Rugani juice

It’s amazing to think that what you are drinking is made with vegetables that are harvested at sunrise, juiced and packed by sunset. The health benefits are virtually endless. If you’re craving a boost of nutrition or need to bolster your immune system, there is something for everyone.

Pass the Pineapple!

Whilst we have tried the entire range, the staple in our house is their pineapple juice.

Did you know, Pineapples contain an enzyme called Bromelain.

  • It reduces swelling and inflammation
  • Is very potent in helping with hay fever
  • Prevents the collection of water in the lung
  • Relaxes muscles
  • Stimulates muscle contractions
  • Slows clotting,
  • Has been linked with fighting cancer cells
  • Helps the body get rid of fat.

Amazing, right!

Pineapples are a freakin’ super fruit and I always have a bottle of Rugani’s 100% Pineapple juice in my fridge because it works wonders for sore throats and coughs (it thins mucus) which my kids pick up on a daily basis. For R27.99 from my local Spar, it’s nice to have something on hand that is not only natural – because I’m loathe to pump my kids full of antibiotics all the time – but also doesn’t illicit a battle of wills to actually get it down them because who doesn’t love pineapple juice?!

I dilute it with water, if I’m using a big cup, or give it to them straight in the morning to kick-start their day.

I can’t praise this juice highly enough and their seven variants are available in 330ml and 750ml packs. You can find them at Food Lover’s Market, DisChem and selected Pick ‘n Pay, Checkers and Spar outlets.

To find out more about Rugani juices, visit their website here and tell me what your favorite juice flavour is!

Disclaimer: this post is sponsored but the views are my own. 


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