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  •  Depends on your definition of juice (16+ / 0-)

    Seriously. Here's a writeup describing the production of 100% orange juice:

    "Making OJ should be pretty simple. Pick oranges. Squeeze them. Put the juice in a carton and voilà!

        But actually, there is an important stage in between that is an open secret in the OJ industry. After the oranges are squeezed, the juice is stored in giant holding tanks and, critically, the oxygen is removed from them. That essentially allows the liquid to keep (for up to a year) without spoiling– but that liquid that we think of as orange juice tastes nothing like the Tropicana OJ that comes out of the carton. (source)"


    Why aren’t these flavor packs listed as ingredients?

    Good question! As with all industrial foods, it’s because of our convoluted labeling laws. You see, these “flavor packs are made from orange by-products — even though these ‘by-products’ are so chemically manipulated that they hardly qualify as ‘by-products’ any more.” (source) Since they’re made from by-products that originated in oranges, they can be added to the orange juice without being considered an “ingredient,” despite the fact that they are chemically altered."

    Modern mass-produced juice is as close to the real fruit juice as white flour is to stone-ground whole wheat flour.
    •  Actually there isn't any difference btw stone... (2+ / 0-)
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      stone ground wheat and white wheat. The plant itself has been compromised- and so has anyone who has eaten "wheat" in the past 45 or so years.

      Scary stuff. I stopped eating wheat two years ago as an experiment to reducing my asthma responses- it worked, as well as lowering my anxiety, removing acid reflux, brain fog, and hives on my chest. And then I read this book in August 2011, and well, well, well, where do we start? I believe that we need to get back to "heritage" or historical wheat before we see real improvements in diabetes, and inflammatory diseases.

      The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution. Paul Cezanne

      by MeToo on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 07:02:17 AM PST

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