Do you buy orange juice at the store? If you are buying, then certainly you take the one that is 100% pure juice and not some concentrate. It’s so healthy, no additives, is it not? But …
The sad truth is that the orange juice is not as healthy as you think. The food industry is coming up with many tricks for selling their products.
We’ll write this article about the dangers of orange juice, but do not be naive, it’s the same with everything else.
Did you ever wonder how each glass of orange juice from the store is the same, no matter where you buy it or drink it?
Generally speaking, beverages that are the same flavor are made by a specific recipe. These are drinks like Coke or Pepsi. When you make orange juice at home, each cup is different. The reason why the orange juice from the store taste the same is more chemical than natural.
It’s not a rocket science to make an orange juice. Harvest the oranges, squeeze them and put the juice in the card. But there is an important step in the industry of orange juice. After the squeezing, the orange juice is stored in huge tanks and the oxygen gets removed from them. It is a necessary procedure, so that the juice doesn’t go bad. But the juice that occurs is not even close to the taste that we are used to. In fact, it is completely tasteless. That’s why the industry uses additives for flavoring deoxygenated orange juice.
When the juice is deprived of oxygen, it also deprives the chemicals that provide flavor. Because of that, the company which produce the juices, hire companies that make formula for Dior and Calvin Klein to make their packaging to taste as the juice is freshly squeezed!
The additives for the taste are not labeled as an ingredient on the label, because they are mainly derivatives of essences and oils of orange. However, the additives that are added do not resemble at all the natural products and it is believed that they contain large amounts of ethyl butyrate, a chemical that mimics the taste and smell of squeezed oranges, and also terpenic compounds such as valencene. Formulas are different for each brand, so that everyone has its own specific taste.