Move over Breville – making great juice just got a whole lot more exciting. Japanese food company Kagome has found a way to transform fruits and vegetables into juice using explosive underwater shockwaves! In a stunt video (which contains plenty of questionable science), Kagome shows a tomato being liquified on the inside while the outside remains intact – all it takes to savor the juice is piercing the skin with a straw!
Text at the end of the video says that the technology used for the experiment was invented by Dr. Shigeru Ito, a professor emeritus at the University of Kuamoto, current principal at Okinawa National College of Technology. The experiment itself was conducted by the staff of the “Pulsed Power Japan Laboratory.” It also says “For the sake of safety, simulated explosives were used for some scenes.”
According to Sploid, “ . . . some bits in the video are probably exaggerated or faked or both but it’s still fun as heck to imagine sticking a straw in an onion to enjoy some delicious? refreshing? gross? onion juice.” Either way, it seems like a pretty fun option to implode some fruit every morning and get some fresh, healthy juice out of the process.