Monday, February 6, 2012

Guess what's in your premium orange juice?

English: Orange juice. Italiano: Succo d'aranc...
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Here's a report from ABC News on how premium-not-from-concentrate orange juice is made, using "flavor packs."

A video report on arsenic in apple and grape juice blends follows the video on orange juice.

How healthy is juice?

Another report, from Wellness and Equality, described as "a progressive health blog," discusses how a fungicide was found in shipments of Brazilian-sourced orange juice, which is used in some premium juice blends sold in the United States.

What's in your orange juice?

None of the reports discuss the taste difference between premium orange juice and those from concentrate.

To my son, Tropicana from concentrate tastes "funny," and when I tried to substitute it for Tropicana's premium juice, he took one sip and refused to finish it.

I bought both Tropicana juices at Costco Wholesale last May, and the one from concentrate was only .03 cents less per ounce than the so-called premium juice. I was able to get a refund for the concentrate.

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  1. Why all the righteous indignation? Didn't you know that "Arsenic and Old Lace" was written by Granny Smith? And if OJ can't kill you, what do you think did in Nicole Brown Simpson? Now excuse me while I go to McDonald's and order a side of healthy apple slices and an orange juice.

  2. Valerie Sullivan has left a new comment on your post "Guess what's in your premium orange juice?":

    Thanks for the mention! You are absolutely right that there is a difference in taste among orange juices - and nothing is quite like fresh-squeezed :)


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