Sometimes I splurge on the higher priced butters from the smaller farms. If you have some information that can expand the view, please share it. They’re things like Coca Cola or Pepsi or a Starbucks Frappuccino. If you want convenience and a reliable product, buy orange juice. Yours truly; GMO free chemical free consumers from Colorado. Because each of these substances retain their own chemical identity when they are mixed together, no universal chemical formula for orange juice is possible. Also, it turns out, it’s basically all orange juice, but reconstituted and reassembled. They just dont give a damn to the slow poison they are feeding to kids. It is so frustrating! I work for one of the top 5 flavor houses in the world, so I’d like to think I know what I’m talking about, versus some bloggers trying to gather page views. Informing people is all good, but at the end of the day we all follow the same motto: ignorance is bliss. I was a bit low yesterday after seeing the comments made regarding “blueberries” in processed food items from another forum. but how do you not when they all lie about whats in your food. Flavor packs fabricated for juice geared to these markets therefore highlight different chemicals, the decanals say, or terpene compounds such as valencine. The kind without any additives? as much as i like to be informed, stories like these are useless to me if they can’t cite a single documented fact which supports their thesis. The body is trying to rid itself of glucose because it can’t burn or store it fast enough and it is dangerous; elevated bG causes organ damage. The government needs to fund mandatory chemistry lessons to all adults so that people can have some clarity and stop allowing themselves to be controlled by biased opinions. Meanwhile, fresh wholesome beer in a keg, is apparently less damaging to your body than supposedly wholesome foods promoted by big agriculture and their various corporate partners. His salary was trimmed to 39,00 per year; I recently became unemployed. Does the same go for this juice? Thanks! Last week, studies were released that have doctors thinking that the educational programs on diet aren’t working. Orange juice aroma is a complex mixture of many volatile compounds. I don’t normally drink fruit juice but had some orange juice while I was traveling in Europe and it tasted nothing like the OJ in the USA. They all come from one lab in New Jersey and even though the original flavor is natural, they tweak it with chemicals to get the flavor you want. The whole point of labelling laws is so I can DECIDE what I want to eat. I have always been health conscious, but I think I have put too much trust in the food labels. There are approximately 13 phenolic compounds in orange juice including hydroxycinnamic acids, flavanones, hydroxybenzoic acids, … I tried freshly pressed orange juice this summer at a Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market store, and have been addicted ever since. I understand people’s concern but the key fact to keep in mind here is that those chemicals (ethyl butyrate, terpenes, etc) are just the volatile flavor chemicals which were already present in the juice. Just because they take them out and put them back in does not make OJ any less natural. Now when I was personally younger and I started to smoke I was coughing my body was trying to reject it, later on it just got worse and worse off for me untill finally I was healed from smokeing, So yes this has to be taken very serously out there guys, just like smoking is a sin, there is an aditive of some kind in orange julius drinks that are also sinful too and must be repented of. The vitamin C is gone. Processed OJ tastes a lot more like candy. @Lori (Laurel of Leaves)– I think J had an honest question. Of having to put by some things to last for the winter. However, certain chemical compounds in orange juice, such as diacetyl and limonene, can not only affect the taste of the drink, … You can barely eat one apple in a single sitting? Or the break down of aspartame in the body to become methanol (tolerable in small amounts, since your body turns it into formaldehyde, but still dangerous to your nervous system unless you’re an alcoholic (since ethanol pollution of your liver forces your body to expel the methanol, rather than absorb it), and who knows what else studies will uncover with more acceptance and wide use of the sweetener substitute. ” WORRY ” is the #1 cause of illness so DAMN IT leave us alone. Personally, make my own juice, with a press, mostly organic veg, some fruit. Keep sharing thank you. If we were still perfect like Adam was when he was created, this would not be a problem. challenging politically correct nutrition, July 28, 2018 by Kristen Michaelis CNC 479 Comments | Affiliate Disclosure. Yes,I agree that we are being bombarded with foods that are overly processed,overly cooked. Then read this article! Just because companies add the chemicals back into the juice that were there before (and many organic aromatic compounds do exist naturally in oranges) doesn’t mean it’s bad for you. I hate that it comes down to that. Really useful and helpful article. I no longer buy fruit juice. Mott’s for Tots makes no pretense – they tell you straight up it is diluted juice. So in these times of big corporations controlling our food and deceiving us, the majority of American’s will be “poisoned.” My advice: do the best you can to get delicious, healthy food but don’t stress over it. Let it be on the market for 10-20 years and see what it does, then I’ll consider it. If it weren’t for those chemicals an orange wouldn’t taste like an orange when you bit into it. They’re extracting a chemical FROM oranges and putting it BACK into oranges at a later date. Creamy Mexican Cheese Dip — Without Velveeta! CARBONATED WATER, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, CONCENTRATED ORANGE JUICE, CITRIC ACID, NATURAL FLAVOR, SODIUM BENZOATE (PRESERVES FRESHNESS), CAFFEINE, SODIUM CITRATE, ERYTHORBIC ACID (PRESERVES FRESHNESS), GUM ARABIC, CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA (TO PROTECT FLAVOR), BROMINATED VEGETABLE OIL, YELLOW 5 [sic] [ 1] … My daily juice varies depending on what is in my fridge or needs to be used up, but a typical example would be one carrot, one stalk of celery, a big handful of lettuces/greens and 1/4 of an apple in my juicer and it produces… 3-5 oz juice. The acidity of orange juice is due primarily to the organic acid, citric acid and, to a much lesser extent, malic and succinic acids. i hate how they try to slide things by us. Those are human trials here in this country. Another interesting one was the disposal of agricultural waste in the form of Crisco and margarines (an interesting fact in this is that oils extracted from cotton seed are used in food products, but since cotton isn’t itself a food product, farmers are allowed to bombard them with any regiment of chemicals they choose. So it all comes from oranges right? Fresh squeeze his orange juice. Meh. You do realize that the milk that you buy in the store is also very different than what comes out of the cow, right? I think what’s more disturbing is that a lot of people won’t care one bit. If you’re upset about misleading labeling, that’s fine. yes, it is all processed, but that is not a bad thing! I guess you just have to learn not to let insults get to you. Maybe an alternative would be to push for orange juice to only be available in season? They’re extracting a chemical FROM oranges and putting it BACK into oranges at a later date. foods that have zero trans fats yet contain partially hydrogenated oil in the ingredient lists!) I have to admit that I have drank store-bought OJ for YEARS, and never thought anything of it. Come stop by for a quick take away breakfast during the week, for a leisurely weekend lunch with the kids, a mid-afternoon smoothie, or a classic Cuban dinner. Nothing that you can buy at a store could even come close. Ultimately, our bodies break all sugars and carbs down into glucose – a basic sugar molecule that, if eaten straight, isn’t nearly as sweet as table sugar. Wow, be more inaccurate in your article. This was a good informative article. Madeline Sophia Kraskin via Facebook says. So this who big point of this article is that the major orange juice companies have lied to us? SHE HAS NO AUTHORITY. Orange Juice Orange juice contains between 200 and 600mg hesperidin/L and 15–85mg narirutin/L, and a single glass of orange juice may contain up to 40 to 140mg flavanone glycosides. Panicking and saying orange juice is unhealthy just because of chemicals doesn’t really sound reliable. I juice every breakfast and dinner, and have never felt better! All OJ is garbage. Required fields are marked *. The information on this website has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease. Drink an 8 oz glass of water and test your bG again 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes and an hour after drinking. The point is to make people aware. It generally tastes good and is made from natural (not that one would want to rely on the `naturalistic fallacy’) ingredients. When compared with midseason orange oils, 25–35% higher concentration of oxygenated flavor compounds and of total aldehydes were found in Valencia orange … I ask for orange juice out of season and this is how they get it to me. So the FDA is in the business of scaring ppl now? But on top of this and the artificial flavourings, big companies (including Tropicana) are known to add nanites in their products which is not disclosed unless you do an extensive research. I am in my late 40’s-guess my mom was a pretty smart shopper even then. Your comment about being unable to imagine us EVER going back to seasonal foods barring a major shift in the way our society thinks about food – I can easily imagine us going back to a seasonal, local food supply, and not by choice. Is this really going to affect the juice that people buy? Again, though, why would you want to pay for that option when you can make your own juice and maybe even lacto-ferment it so that it’s giving you some nourishment besides sugar? “And nothing at all in this article is saying that this is poison or is killing kids. This is an excellent post and thank you so very much for the important information, I wasn’t aware of all of these things but it make sense now that you’ve pointed them out. The local farmers are practically gone and replaced by commercially processed food companies. Very informative post. You’re right – I hate you! I can see where my language may have been confusing. But again, great article. Now that I know it’s stored in vats for *YEARS* I gotta wonder who in their right mind would eat that? not dangerous? I like water more than most juices, to be honest, actually. You can use sesame seed as a source of high amounts of calcium. The FDA is not the watchdog you’d like to believe – or like to have us believe. Course, they’re not REAL babies, being brown and all. I could set my watch to him. Personally, I’d think freezing orange sections would likely retain more nutrition than any other processing of oranges I can think of. If you want to guzzle foods secretly spiked with unhealthful and unnecessary chemicals, that’s your choice. So now I feel just as bad after drinking the orange juice. Once or twice it didn’t taste very good; I guess the oranges just weren’t as good that time of year. now i feel much better cracking open a ice cold coca cola or beef for breakfast ,i always thought that same fake flavor orange juice was from the carton aftertaste,no wonder store OJ gives me the fresh squeezed shits 15 minutes after drinking it,but coke does not:S. so what about the small “organic companies”? We’ll start making lemonade and avoid store bought juices… I totally agree with you that we should avoid all processed foods including juices from the stores. And the government’s slow reaction to banning them when they prove to be harmful is dismaying (BPA anyone?). Could the citric acid in this juice It is full of it. This post is spot on. The FDA and the WHO do not have your best interest at heart. Knowing how your food is made and what goes into it is crucial, especially when companies will do anything to keep you coming back for more (even if it means harming you in the process). I would suspect it so because my Celiac kids got REALLY sick from labeled gluten free ‘all fruit’ bars that are loaded with fruit concentrates!! Yes, I mean rats. @Walter that’s extremely rude and mean. Very interesting but not very surprising. http://civileats.com/2009/05/06/freshly-squeezed-the-truth-about-orange-juice-in-boxes/. PS – Juices really are not the best way of consuming fruits. It’s sad. After the oranges are squeezed, the juice is stored in giant holding tanks and, critically, the oxygen is removed from them. The fructose in orange juice is a chronic liver toxin (see Dr. Lustig, USC Medical Centre Sugar: The Bitter Truth). Some people are on prescribed liquid diets because of their medical conditions. @Debbie — You remind me of a friend of mine who has 5 kids and has to feed a family of 7 on about $500/month. Why is it that the Minute Maid never tastes like the Tropicana, but always tastes like its own unique beverage? I use Sweetarts, which are handy to keep around cause I don’t like them. This is how they build their formula. At some point you are going to resent them not taking some responsibility for themselves. Orange juice is the most important product of citrus species worldwide [86], and causes a higher amount of by-product that could be used as a good source of bioactive compounds [87] . Can you change only your milk? For now I only suffer from very uncomfortable symptoms for several hours, but food allergies can become deadly. as well as I don’t know if I could trust that either since sometimes fresh fruit is treated too… you ever seen the ingredients list on a box of Tropicana brand tangerines? Thus, the compounds of citrus fruits were analysed. Blend whole fruits and vegetables. She had to send her husband to buy their essentials because she was too avid a label reader and too knowledgeable about how food is processed to feel good about ANY of her choices. I’ve just ordered a juicer a few days ago. All and only fresh home squeezed here. I don’t think the fiber in fruits and veggies are at all good for people so I will use my juicer for make fresh juice. All there was… was food. Real, raw milk comes out of the cow and goes into the jug. Depending on the type of orange juice, it may be a mixture of many different things such as water (H20), glucose (C6H12O6), citric acid (C6H8O7) and trace amounts of minerals. How do you think we got to the size we are today? The pH level of carbonated water is between 3 and 4, which is approximately lies between the pH value of the apple and orange juice acidity. From:”Susan McLean” Finally, I celebrate when truth comes out! If you’re discerning you may have noticed Minute Maid has a candy like orange flavor. They both unfortunately contain oxidized cholesterol, the kind that is actually bad for you, as opposed to the kind in real milk and eggs. What’s the sense reading the labels of orange juice when they do not have to list the “flavor packets” and what is in them? What is left is a milky-white sugar water which is pumped into million gallon storage tanks, where it sits for up to 1 year, awaiting am order for orange juice. Sisneros & D.R. Yes, the food industry is lying to us. There’s a lot to dislike in the industrial food ecosystem, but slinging around scientific terms without explanation or relevance (“decanals”, etc) and using vague phrases like “chemically manipulated” (PROTIP: putting bread in the toaster “chemically manipulates” it) doesn’t help. But… most people simply can’t do that as they can’t read and understand the scientific literature. Everything you eat is processed. Oranges, along with all citrus fruits, are a special type of berry botanists refer to as a hesperidium. According to Ray Peat, when the EPA cracked down on waste piles at orange processing facilities, the facilities came up with a good way to use the waste. When I went to the doctor in my mid 20s, he was shocked that I had a total cholesterol level of 100, especially since I had a very high fat diet. Everything about our lifestyle was generated by marketing execs in the 1920s. Wow. It describes this exact process. All the things they add to it. We have to eat, we have to survive, we do what we have to do to make that happen. Definitely a valid point, and I fully agree! It will never matter who runs this once beautiful country because until greedy humans whom have replaced money with common dignity, morals and basic common sense And, that’s the big issue of issueses in today’s world. Makes for an interesting conversation, though. The more we know, the more we know we don’t know. And my children do drink it. Sorry honey, that’s not how the real world works and if it did, are you going to pay $20 a gallon for that OJ? Obviously, moderation is necessary, but she’s ignoring the nature of sugar and its function in a whole/raw/organic foods diet. It’s naturally found in citrus foods but manufacturers add more synthetic ethyl butyrate to flavour packs as it imparts the fragrance associated with a freshly squeezed orange. I have been eating healthy for 5 years and life has never been this good. Industry has huge multi-million $ budget marketing plan to make it addictive (read “family tradition” passed down from one generation to the next) as to habit and brand of juice. This is a BLOG, a personal opinion backed up by some kind of facts and research on either the author’s part or someone(s) who’s lived it or a scientific finding, not a science column written for Harvard research. in people. Boo, Boo, Boo. I’m not sure the science behind making other juices, but I can tell you our experience from making our own juice. Fax 352-394-1003 As soon as it is squeezed, it is put into giant multi-effect evaporators where all/most of the vitamins and flavors are denatured and/or removed. But when her mother was pregnant with her, and when she was growing up, when her body was built, there simply WERE no GMOs, no HFCS, MSG, no processed vegetable oils, no “flavor packs”. That is the attitude we NEED. Currently, about 118 elements are known, but millions of chemical compounds have been prepared from these 118 elements. Frankly, my own suspicions about juice got weird just cause I realized it didn’t go bad for a REALLY long time. You’re right, healthier food is expensive, and it certainly seemed even more when I was at college and working part-time like your kids. The author lost all credibility when she touts grass fed beef (much more gamey, tough, and less nutritious than grain fed) and organics which are just manure soaked, salmonella chocked, overpriced foods for stupied city people. Television commercials and marketing slogans portray this … The more natural kind? They aren’t unnecessary or unnatural chemicals! in my case for my smoking it needed to line up just perfectly, now some of you may need to have that information line right up to repent from it too. I mean it’s extremely interesting that these juice companies manufacture the flavor, but how does that affect ones health? The fact is that the “industrial food system” in this country is the only reason why we’re not starving or dying of pathogens. Excellent! These soluble solids include numerous organic and inorganic compounds. The real reason the orange juice always tastes the same is because they process so much of it, they can mix it all together and get a consistent taste. Buffler et al. I remember the age old saying “God helps those who help themselves”. I’m such an obsessive label reader that I find it hard to remember that most people aren’t and will (sadly) fall for this sort of marketing gimmick. First and foremost I must say how much I have enjoyed your posts. The list probably goes on, the point is eat them fresh or squeeze them fresh! Thanks for the literature. I hope that’s not what you meant to say. Silicone. Except this chemical, it is dangerous. hello?) The food industry should be required to list their shady practices and not keep it secret. I’ve had dried, cracking & bleeding skin on *one* of my hands for years, sometimes coming and going without reason. What is it in? I don’t think the people who support the flavour industry are real humans or if they are, they are probably completely ignorant of the chemicals we are getting bombarded with everywhere…. The things they add to the orange juice are the EXACT same things they took out. I don’t know about the other brands, but Tropicana doesn’t always taste the same. Of tasting that first blueberry on the bush when late July finally arrives. “First off, I must ask: Why are you drinking juice? Taking a couple of whole oranges, putting them in a blender and straining the juice and drinking it is like drinking perfume? Because you could pose this same exact question to all liquids and even foods such as milk, beer, wine, etc.. 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