The Great Orange Juice Lie

Posted on September 2nd, 2011 by Dr. Mercola  |  30 Comments »

Are you sure that your orange juice is the real deal? Have you ever wondered why you can get orange juice 365 days a year? Or why your favorite orange juice brand tastes the same no matter where you buy it?

It’s because commercial orange juice is NOT real orange juice.

If orange juice was really freshly squeezed and packaged as is, then different batches would have different flavors because not every orange tastes exactly the same, Dr. Joseph Mercola points out. Some are sweeter than the others, while there are more sour ones.

Tropicana does not taste like Minute Maid because of one simple reason: all juice brands have their own patented formulas. These recipes include artificial ingredients that don’t resemble anything found in nature.

How Supermarket Orange Juice is Made

Orange juice manufacturers use a technology known as aseptic storage. They take out the oxygen from the squeezed orange juice in a process known as “daeration.” This protects the orange juice from oxidation, allowing manufacturers to keep millions of gallons of juice in storage tanks for more than a year.

While daeration extends orange juice’s shelf life, it also strips it of its natural flavor. To solve this problem, juice manufacturers hire flavor and fragrance companies to artificially engineer flavor packs that are added to the juice to make it taste fresh. They are not required to list flavor packs as ingredients because they come from orange essences and oils.

The flavor packs for the North American market often contain high levels of ethyl butyrate, a chemical in the fragrance of freshly squeezed orange juice that is appealing to Americans. You’d be better off if you consume an orange, which contains more fiber and vitamin C, or make your own orange juice.

Orange Juice is Not a Health Food

While oranges and freshly squeezed orange juice can be a good source of vitamins and other nutrients, it’s also very high in fructose, Dr. Mercola points out. One eight-ounce glass of orange juice contains the equivalent of about eight full teaspoons of sugar, with at least 50 percent of that sugar in the form of fructose.

An eight-ounce glass of orange juice will give you 25 grams of fructose (almost the same amount of fructose in a can of soda), which exceeds the amount of sugar you should have the entire day.

Fructose, particularly in the form of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), is believed to be a major contributor to the obesity epidemic. HFCS is added in majority of processed foods and beverages.

Natural fructose from fresh fruit causes less of a problem, but you should still avoid eating too much fruit if you’re having problems managing your insulin and weight. Juicing vegetables is a healthier alternative. People who drink vegetable juice are able to manage their weight better because they are less likely to eat junk food and processed foods.

Dr. Mercola is convinced that juicing is an important habit that can help give you a radiant, energetic life and truly optimal health.

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Responses to “The Great Orange Juice Lie”

  1. Julio Lozano Ibañez says on :

    No es prudente, alterar el modo en que se consumen los alimentos desde siempre. Es evidente, que la naranja, siempre se ha comido en greña, incluso con parte del albedo. Los jugos, se les daba a quienes no podían consumir la fruta tal cual. El consumo de naranjas como fruta entera(sin su corteza exterior), siempre se ha comportado, como una fuente de alimentación beneficiosa para el consumidor.

  2. bertha tatum says on :

    Yes we had already thought there was something aims because we had been making our own foods,mayonnaise,ketchup,ranch dressing. So we juiced 2 oranges and we were blown away,it wasn’t as sweet,it was thicker and it tasted fresh and real””’go figure”””””

  3. gayle miller says on :

    I make my own fresh juice then I know what is in it

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  6. Anna says on :

    I’ll try to get a better kind when I go to the store but my dad is getting old. What kinds are good??

  7. Jon ball says on :

    no kinds are good. that’s the point. you need to be buying fresh oranges and a juicer if you want to be healthier. then juice the oranges yourself to get real fresh oranges.

  8. Ben says on :

    Some Food Store juice their oranges in the store with there own produce. Most likely not the greatest oranges but at least it has nothing added or subtracted.

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