Part of being a good UTS student is to have an appropriate and natural choice of our foods. Regarding orange juices than are offered in supermarkets, there are a wide variety offering almost the same: Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice, with no sugar, no preservatives, no concentrate and they promise it is 99,9% orange juice (with pulp included).
Mercola has find out that:
“For industrially-produced orange juice, after the oranges are squeezed, the juice is stored in giant holding tanks and the oxygen is removed from them, which allows the liquid to keep for up to a year without spoiling. It also makes the juice completely flavorless. So the industry uses “flavor packs” to re-flavor the juice.”
According to Food Renegade:
“Juice companies therefore hire flavor and fragrance companies … to engineer flavor packs to add back to the juice to make it taste fresh. Flavor packs aren’t listed as an ingredient on the label because technically they are derived from orange essence and oil. Yet those in the industry will tell you that the flavor packs, whether made for reconstituted or pasteurized orange juice, resemble nothing found in nature.”
When it comes to orange juice, squeezing your own at home would be about the only way to get the real thing.
Mercola J. 2011, The Shocking Truth About Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice, Mercola, Natural Health website, viewed 30 August 2012,