Most products sold as fruit juice are not really juice. This is
because juice companies have found that they received the greatest
economic reward by producing inferior juices so they can compete with
lower prices instead of superior quality. After all, most American
consumers choose unhealthy beverages like soda because they are inexpensive.
In the end, the old adage "you are what you eat" remains true. It
should be no surprise that I maintain a strict policy of avoiding
juices and other products
that contain cheap sweeteners like high fructose corn syrup. I also
have a policy of general discrimination against juices that are
reconstituted from concentrate.
While orange juice that is not made from concentrate is easy to find in
brands such as Tropicana, grape juice are pineapple juice harder to find
but available from companies like Lakewood.
As a general rule, check the ingredient list and read the label. If
you see high fructose corn syrup, utter a few pithy curses for the
manufacturer and move on to the next product. Also skip it if the
ingredient list is long. This is a simple food item and their
unnecessary complexity and processing suggests that they have
sabotaged the end result by loading it with cheap ingredients instead
of selling a healthy juice.
This Italian company uses traditional old world values and hand-picked
fruits to make their juices delicious.
Made without concentrate, this grape juice is made of only real organic concord
grapes. This is juice the way it's supposed to be made.
Based on a simple formula of unsweetened juices free of artificial flavors
and preservatives, R.W. Knudsen keeps the wisdom of the past alive.