Tropicana Orange Juice Slammed by Judge as Misleading

Tropicana Orange Juice Slammed by Judge as Misleading

Did you know that the 100% orange juice you buy at the supermarket may have been lying in a refrigerated vat for 6 months or longer before it was poured into the carton standing in your fridge? Or that in … Continue reading

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Some Inconvenient Facts on National Orange Juice Day

Some Inconvenient Facts on National Orange Juice Day

You gotta love these made up holidays marketers come up with to promote consumption of this or that product. Well, today is OJ day. We thought it would be a good opportunity to point out some inconvenient facts: 1. Orange … Continue reading

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Mommy, Why is There Fungicide in My OJ?

Mommy, Why is There Fungicide in My OJ?

The FDA is halting imports of orange juice this week. The reason: a potential for contamination with a fungicide called┬ácarbendazim. Carbedazim is used to prevent mold on oranges in various countries, but has not been approved for use on oranges … Continue reading

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Are You Buying Old Food at the Grocery Store?

Are You Buying Old Food at the Grocery Store?

This is a guest blog post by Eric Burkett. It originally appeared on Delish.com Care for a glass of year-old orange juice? How about some pre-washed, bagged spinach picked almost two weeks ago? A five-month-old apple? Month-old meat? If, like … Continue reading

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Government: Dismal Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables

Government: Dismal Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables

Bleak results from a CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) telephone survey on adult produce consumption: Only a third of Americans consume 2 or more serving of fruit a day. And sadly, orange juice is the top fruit source. … Continue reading

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V8 Vegetable Juice – Twice the Salt of McD’s French Fries

V8 Vegetable Juice – Twice the Salt of McD’s French Fries

From Fooducate reader Luke: “My question has to do with V8 (the original, or the spicy hot version of the original). Avoid? OK to buy? Please help!” We certainly can understand the confusion. Just take a look at V8′s marketing … Continue reading

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The Orange-Juice-is-Bad-as-Coke Debate Rages On

The Orange-Juice-is-Bad-as-Coke Debate Rages On

A couple of weeks ago we wrote about the sacred cow of OJ nutrition being mercilessly slayed over at the Los Angeles Times. To quickly remind you – the theme is that Orange Juice is high in sugar, low in … Continue reading

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Orange Juice is Just as Bad as Cola. Really?

Orange Juice is Just as Bad as Cola. Really?

Orange juice is no better for you than soda pop. So say a growing number of health professionals, who are trying to undo more than half a century of consumer mindshare captured by the citrus industry. A fascinating article in … Continue reading

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Twelve Quick Facts about Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid, and Vitamin C

Twelve Quick Facts about Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid, and Vitamin C

Many people reading product ingredient lists see these three names quite often. What’s the connection between them, and why do they appear so often in processed foods? Get Fooducated Download APP Subscribe Follow

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On Orange Juice

On Orange Juice

Image via Wikipedia [UPDATE June 2, 2009: See response of Florida Department of Citrus in the comments] More than 620 million gallons of orange juice are sold per year in the United States. There is an undeniable health halo to … Continue reading

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