FSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 11 Posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2229 times:
I'm a big fan of Cranberry and Grape juice. In fact I drink a bottle with dinner every night, sometimes it's Cranberry, Sometimes Grape, sometimes Cran-grape. I also recently learned that that's actually really good for you.
Anyways, the other day I was reading the bottle and noticed that the one I drink, which is Dole, contains only 20% juice. The other cranberry juice I drink is Nantucket Nectars (because they have it at a sandwich shop I go to every other day after class in the afternoon...btw Nantucket Nectars is the worst tasting Juice EVER. It all tastes like crap to me except cranberry because it's hard to screw up cranberry juice. They just have fancy marketing and cute stories on the bottles). Anyways, the Nantucket Nectars I think is even less, like 15% juice.
So I was wondering, why is this? Why do I buy cranberry juice that is only 1/5 cranberry juice? Are cranberries not good for you in concentrated amounts?
N229NW From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2072 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2150 times:
Cranberries are too bitter to make juice without sweetening it, so basically craploads of sugar and water are added.
Can't be that good for you in that form.
(If you buy "100% juice" cranberry stuff, what you are actually getting is some cranberry juice mixed with a more sugary juice such as pear juice, etc.)
Grape juice, on the other hand, is actually juice rather than a juice cocktail (i.e. good grape juice should be 100% straight grape juice)
NoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7989 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1939 times:
Quoting TheCoz (reply 3): Solnabo, you can't get cranberry juice in Sweden? That's hard to believe. Why can't you get it there?
I have never been to one European country where you can buy cranberry juice. Maybe I just had not seen the packs, but Cranberries are still comparatively unknown here, and 'though I'm not sure if all of the cranberries are imported, they likely are.
Good news is that sales boom for cranberries in Europe, especially Scandinavia, France and Germany.
For something slightly different:
Can a pack of cranberry juice read "juice", although it's not 100% juice?
I ask this question because "juice" is always 100% juice here.
FoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3048 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 1929 times:
Ah, this is a pet peeve of mine. I HATE all those "5% juice," "20% juice," etc. products out there. They try to pass themselves off as all natural and good for you, but they're not! You might as well have a regular Coke. Snapple is one of the worst offenders--their drinks are full of crap. Hardly "made from the best stuff on earth." If I'm going to drink fruit juice, I want fruit juice--not a bottle of high-fructose corn syrup!
FSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 14 hours ago) and read 1828 times:
Jeez I forgot I had this thread up for the past two weeks.
It's misleading. I think if you're going to call something "Cranberry juice," it should be more than 20% juice, that's all. All this time I've been drinking it thinking "wow I'm probably doing my body good" when in reality I'm just loading up on sugars.
Another interesting thing, I picked up the same juice, only in "light," the other day, and it contained more actual juice (I don't remember offhand the exact amount, but I think it was around 50%). Same company, DOLE. The normal one is 27%.
Another interesting fact, they use the municiple water supply for their juices.