Do you like juicing? If you’ve seen my video on Juicing with Jack, you know I do!
But if you juice regularly, like me, you may be wondering how you can save money on this process. Especially if you juice carrots.
Carrots are one of the best things you can juice (see Norman Walker’s book on Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices).
Here are just a few of the benefits of carrot juice mentioned in Walker’s book (p.26 – 27):
- helps your entire system
- aids digestion
- one pint per day “has more constructive body value than 25 pounds of calcium tablets”
- a solvent for ulcers and cancer
- preventative of infection
Walker also references how the carrot juice molecule is similar to that of the blood molecule (p. 33). I could see, then, why carrot juice is so beneficial.
I went to a live blood analyst years back who was able to assess individual health levels based on a view of drawn blood under a microscope. And I learned there that healthy blood indicates a healthy body. If drinking carrot juice can help me have healthier blood, and a healthier body, I’m all for it!
So, now that you’re ready to juice carrots, where ought you to buy them?
Organic is always better than pesticide-ridden foods, so be sure to choose non-sprayed ones.
The best price I’ve found for organic carrots in Raleigh is at Costco.
Here’s how the price compares to Whole Foods:
A 5 lb. bag of carrots at Whole Foods is $3.99.
A 25 lb. bag of carrots at Whole Foods is $18.99
A 10 lb. bag of carrots at Coscto is $6.59.
- The 5 lb. bag of carrots at Whole Foods comes to a price of $0.80/lb.
- The 25 lb. bag of carrots at Whole Foods comes to a price of $0.76/lb.
- The 10 lb. bag of carrots at Costco comes to a price of $0.66/lb.
- Using four 5 lb. bags of carrots at Whole Foods would cost $15.96/week
- Using 20 lbs. of the 25 lb. bag of carrots (saving the other 5 lbs. for later) would cost $15.19/week
- Using two 10 lb. bags of carrots from Cosctco would cost $13.18/week
- Using 5 lb. bags from Whole Foods, your cost would be $829.92/year
- Using 25 lb. bags from Whole Foods, your cost would be $789.98/year
- Using 10 lb. bags from Costco, your cost would be $685.36/year
Thus, buying carrots at Costco saves you at least $104.62 ($789.98 – $685.36) if you buy their 10 lb. bags instead of the 25 lb. ones from Whole Foods. Or, buying carrots at Costco could save you up to $144.56 (if you choose to do this rather than buy all your carrots in 5 lb. bags from Whole Foods).
The annual membership fee at Costco is currently $55.
My take? The Costco membership is worth it for just buying carrots alone. Plus, just think about the cheaper gas you’ll get at Costco as a member (an added perk of joining), and consider what other treasures you might find (like the glass storage containers I featured in my popular blog post entitled Going Glass.)
Will you get your juicing carrots at Coscto?