The socially conscious juicery Mango Street aims to tackle community issues in Northern Ireland through the sale of hand-crafted cold-pressed juices. The company produces nutrient-packed juices made from locally sources fruits and vegetables in six available flavors: apple, mango, orange and lemon, lemon and kiwi, mango, orange and lemon and carrot, orange and ginger. The juices are made using the technique of cold-pressing, in which the juice is extracted from the fruits and vegetables without the use of heat and without exposure to air. This process of juicing helps to retain important nutrients during production, and yields a more nutritious product.
The motivation behind Mango Street’s cold-pressed juices goes beyond simply offering a healthy juice alternative, to also focus on tackling community issues in Northern Ireland. The company concentrates on four primary issues, which include homelessness, food poverty, environmental sustainability and community health. Calling themselves “the UK’s first ‘socially driven’ juicery," Mango Street hopes to harness the power of social enterprise to give back to the local community.