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Orange Juice's 'Secret Ingredient' Worries Some Health-Minded Moms
ABC News ^ | December 16, 2011 | Susan Donaldson James

Posted on 12/17/2011 6:14:19 PM PST by decimon

Natalya Murakhver, a New York food writer and mother of an 18-month year old daughter, loved her premium brand orange juice -- the "100 percent pure" and "not from concentrate" kind that comes in the colorful carton and tastes consistently delicious.

That is, until she said she learned from her first-time moms group that there's a "secret ingredient" in all premium orange juices that companies are not required to put on their labeling.

Now, after writing Whole Foods, she refuses to buy her favorite, "365" juice, amid uncertainty about its contents.

"One of the moms said she had read about [how the juice is made] and they held it in tanks for up to a year and it pretty much lost all of its flavor and had to be reinvigorated with these flavor packs, which are essentially chemicals," said Murakhver, 40, and co-author of "They Eat What?: A Cultural Encyclopedia of Weird and Exotic Food from around the World."

For the last 30 years, the citrus industry has used flavor packs to process what the Food and Drug Administration identifies as "pasteurized" orange juice. That includes top brands such as Tropicana, Minute Maid, Simply Orange and Florida Natural, among others.

Murakhver said the addition of the flavor packs long after orange juice is stored actually makes those premium juices more like a concentrate, and consumers need to know that.

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TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: davidfenton; depopulation; fentoncommunications; genocide; honey; malthusian; oj; ojflavorpackets; orangejuice; poison
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1 posted on 12/17/2011 6:14:24 PM PST by decimon
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To: neverdem; DvdMom; grey_whiskers; Ladysmith; Roos_Girl; Silentgypsy; conservative cat; ...

Ping


2 posted on 12/17/2011 6:15:28 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

If they were truly health conscious they would go to the store, but fresh oranges, buy a orange juice squeezer and there you go Mom! Fresh orange juice. People are funny. They want a consistent taste but don’t think through how something like that could happen. There isn’t a lot of consistency in fresh anything from the earth. It’s natural!!


3 posted on 12/17/2011 6:16:42 PM PST by GOP Poet (Time for Bambi and his commie crew to go.)
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To: decimon

4 posted on 12/17/2011 6:17:15 PM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: decimon

Whaddya gonna do. I guess that’s why I just buy fruits I don’t trust any juices as healthy that are sold by stores.


5 posted on 12/17/2011 6:18:00 PM PST by chevydude26
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To: decimon
Amazing.I have drunk this stuff for 60 years of robust health. I should have been dead for years by now, according to this idiot mom.
6 posted on 12/17/2011 6:18:44 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: GOP Poet

My Grandmother always squeezed oranges for her juice. It goes to show the old ways are the best.


7 posted on 12/17/2011 6:22:05 PM PST by Elderberry
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To: decimon

The article seems alarmist.


8 posted on 12/17/2011 6:23:59 PM PST by El Sordo (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.)
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To: decimon

Children are starving in some parts of the world and this is what liberals care about.


9 posted on 12/17/2011 6:25:04 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: decimon
One of the moms said she had read about...

If she read it, it must be true. And for God's sake, they're all chemicals. The acetic acid in your catsup and mustard. The baking powder in your cookies, etc... And ABC thinks this is news?

10 posted on 12/17/2011 6:25:07 PM PST by SunTzuWu
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To: Elderberry
Buy an Orange Julius at the mall and they squeeze the oranges right in front of you.

Then they add sugar and milk and other stuff...

11 posted on 12/17/2011 6:26:03 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: decimon

This is why frozen concentrate is actually the freshest.


12 posted on 12/17/2011 6:26:25 PM PST by aruanan
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To: hinckley buzzard

She’s right to be concerned.

40 years ago, if you bought juice, it was 100% juice.

Now, unfortunately, if you read the labels, what is called juice can be more accurately called drink, because there really isn’t any real juice that is nutritious.

All in the name of squeezing profits.


13 posted on 12/17/2011 6:26:39 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

It’s amazing how long some of us have lived since we grew up on fried food, real butter - not that imitation that won’t even melt when left out -, real cream and all our canned food contained that awful sodium.


14 posted on 12/17/2011 6:27:13 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: decimon
The secret ingredient which will cause
obesity and diabetes is SUGAR !

15 posted on 12/17/2011 6:28:45 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: decimon

Well, we can’t have juice with flavor, can we?


16 posted on 12/17/2011 6:29:04 PM PST by SmithL (Proud Tennessee Volunteer)
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To: GOP Poet

Yep. You want orange juice, buy an orange!


17 posted on 12/17/2011 6:30:01 PM PST by Lady Lucky
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To: hinckley buzzard
Amazing.I have drunk this stuff for 60 years of robust health. I should have been dead for years by now, according to this idiot mom.

Actually, you are dead. The preservatives in the OJ did their job wonderfully(only joshing).

18 posted on 12/17/2011 6:30:09 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
Amazing.I have drunk this stuff for 60 years of robust health. I should have been dead for years by now, according to this idiot mom.

Actually, you are dead. The preservatives in the OJ did their job wonderfully(only joshing).

19 posted on 12/17/2011 6:30:46 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: exit82; hinckley buzzard

Drinking too much Kool-Aid makes you post double........


20 posted on 12/17/2011 6:32:21 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: Grams A

“It’s amazing how long some of us have lived since we grew up on fried food, real butter”

I’ve eaten margarine since WW2 and can’t stand butter since it’s inconsistant depending on the stupid cow!

They can also take their grass fed beef and shove it!!!


21 posted on 12/17/2011 6:33:21 PM PST by dalereed (uity wise!)
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To: decimon

I bought an Omega Juicer last August. I now fresh squeeze large bags of Valencias instead of buying OJ in a carton. It’s amazing the difference in the taste. Fresh squeezed OJ will quench a thirst, something carton OJ can’t do. I’ll never go back.

It’s also great for grapefruit, watermelon and apple juices, as well as green juices with kale and spinach.


22 posted on 12/17/2011 6:34:26 PM PST by melissa_in_ga (Laz would hit it.)
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To: decimon

Articles like this make me think women should be seen and not heard.

Most sports stories leave me thinking the same about men.


23 posted on 12/17/2011 6:36:35 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny ("Fair share" are the last two words I hear before I stop taking someone seriously.)
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To: Jonty30

You mean orange drank.


24 posted on 12/17/2011 6:37:48 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: gieriscm

ping


25 posted on 12/17/2011 6:38:32 PM PST by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: GOP Poet

Just out of curiosity, do you know how many oranges one would have to squeeze for a standard 8 ounce glass of juice?


26 posted on 12/17/2011 6:40:21 PM PST by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: GOP Poet; All

Obsessing about food ingredients is unhealthy!


27 posted on 12/17/2011 6:45:43 PM PST by marktwain (In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: mylife

For example, I learned this recently, most honey is processed in China. It is of poor quality, because all of the pollen, that gives honey it’s nutritional qualities, has been filtered out so you cannot prove the origin of it. All you’re putting on your bread or pancakes is liquid sugar.

To ensure you’re getting real honey, you gotta read labels to ensure the pollen hasn’t been filtered out.


28 posted on 12/17/2011 6:46:32 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: BCR #226

pulp


29 posted on 12/17/2011 6:47:14 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: exit82

LOL Must be the red dye.


30 posted on 12/17/2011 6:47:58 PM PST by stilloftyhenight
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To: mplsconservative

2-4 oranges, depending on size.


31 posted on 12/17/2011 6:49:20 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: decimon
Flavor packs are created from the volatile compounds that escape from the orange during the pasteurization step. But, she said, "It's not made in a lab or made in a chemical process, but comes through the physical process of boiling and capturing the [orange essence]."

It's still 100% orange juice.

32 posted on 12/17/2011 6:49:46 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: aruanan

“This is why frozen concentrate is actually the freshest”.

Is it? I would actually prefer to buy the frozen concentrate simply because you can make it when you need to (that is, I keep it in the freezer and try to buy it on sale).


33 posted on 12/17/2011 6:50:06 PM PST by momtothree
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To: decimon

Did it mention anywhere in the article what the dangerous chemicals were? I would have kept reading but I got attacked by a loud Nissan advertisement and quickly turned it off.


34 posted on 12/17/2011 6:50:22 PM PST by BreezyDog (PLAN A: A Peaceful Restoration of the Republic.....PLAN B: A Restoration of the Republic)
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To: decimon

Orange juice is loaded with sugar as are most fruit juices. It’s better to eat the fruit itself, than drink the juice only.


35 posted on 12/17/2011 6:57:34 PM PST by Signalman
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To: BreezyDog

They did. See #32.


36 posted on 12/17/2011 6:57:54 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Lady Lucky

It’s confusing, I know, but orange and orange juice are two unrelated products.


37 posted on 12/17/2011 6:59:28 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: decimon

Back in my youth, the only secret ingredient in my OJ was vodka....


38 posted on 12/17/2011 7:01:00 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

Thanks for the info. That might be a little on the pricey side for us.

Congrats on running the gardening thread. I haven’t posted there much in the past year. Dad died a year ago today. Hope to be more active there in the coming year. Can’t plant orange trees in Minnesota, but I’m looking forward to all of the other topics!


39 posted on 12/17/2011 7:03:27 PM PST by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: Jonty30
yeah. profit hopefully happens in a capitalist society and people like their consistent yummies. supply demand.

shopping today i see they still sell stacks of oranges for those that want them and the squeezers for them aren't far away.

40 posted on 12/17/2011 7:14:13 PM PST by GOP Poet (Time for Bambi and his commie crew to go.)
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To: decimon

A first time Mom’s group?

Hysterical.

We used to call it getting together for coffee.

What’s next-——a mother of two group?

A mother of boys group?


41 posted on 12/17/2011 7:16:30 PM PST by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Joe 6-pack

haha. oh darlin’, i am so in love :). too bad i put down the bottle for an AA schedule. lol.


42 posted on 12/17/2011 7:16:47 PM PST by GOP Poet (Time for Bambi and his commie crew to go.)
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To: Signalman

Agree.... Comes already packaged an everything !


43 posted on 12/17/2011 7:20:40 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Mears

oh no! Now you’ve go me curious. damn it. i may just have to read this article now or scan it more closely. that would jeopardize a 5 year non reading record though. lol.


44 posted on 12/17/2011 7:21:31 PM PST by GOP Poet (Time for Bambi and his commie crew to go.)
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To: GOP Poet

I’ve got nothing against honestly earned profit. A company should earn a profit for it’s efforts.

But I do have something against companies that call their products, ‘quality products’, when they really aren’t, like lead-lined toys from China and forgetting to tell consumers that their kids will play with them and possibly get poisoned from it.

I just can’t imagine why anybody would have any concerns about that or other things, like food that cannot really be defined as such in the nutritional sense.

Give me an honest product and an honest price. I’d rather pay a higher price knowing the product I’m buying won’t kill me if I use it as directed.


45 posted on 12/17/2011 7:22:41 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: decimon

Vodka is my favorite secret ingredient in orange juice.


46 posted on 12/17/2011 7:23:15 PM PST by MadJack ("Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." (Afghan proverb))
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To: GOP Poet
"...too bad i put down the bottle for an AA schedule. lol."

Me too :-)

47 posted on 12/17/2011 7:23:45 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: BreezyDog

Dihydrogen Monoxide.


48 posted on 12/17/2011 7:24:49 PM PST by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: Joe 6-pack

“... secret ingredient in my OJ was vodka”.

I remember the drink “Fuzzy Navels”... barely. You added Peach Schnapps to orange juice and the drink tasted like the syrup from jarred peaches. The most deceptive drink I ever tried.... (and I won’t say anymore!)


49 posted on 12/17/2011 7:26:03 PM PST by momtothree
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To: Jonty30

see i don’t even go there. i just stick my hand into the local beehive like Pooh Bear and slap it on a piece of Wonderbread. :-D.


50 posted on 12/17/2011 7:26:20 PM PST by GOP Poet (Time for Bambi and his commie crew to go.)
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