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05-28-2005, 12:05 AM
I bought some carrot juice from Wal-mart today. It is 100% organic and 100% juice. I check the ingredients and it says it is 100%. I don't have a juicer or anything that can turn fruits and vegetables into 100% juice, yet. So, would you all recommend this product until I can afford one?
Bolt house makes more products, but I just bought the banana/strawberry and the carrot today.
Thanks for your information
05-28-2005, 12:14 AM
I think its "okay" ,since it IS juice it contains refined sugar ,when raw this is fine -but when pasturized it sorta scares me ,have you thought about orange juice ,you could buy a small cheap hand juicer for that -and have raw juice!!!!
05-28-2005, 12:48 AM
I have a small juicer for oranges and I love that.
So, you think the product ^ contains refined sugars? That bites.
Natural sugars are not ok for raw?
05-28-2005, 12:57 AM
This is what the company says about the banana/strawberry that I bought.
Fresh strawberry taste unlike any on the market today! At Bolthouse Farms our philosophy is simple: use the best fruit and you get the best juice. Our Strawberry Banana Fruit Smoothie is a naturally sweet blend of hand-picked bananas, vine-ripened strawberries and delicious apple juice. It is a classic combination of some of our freshest tasting fruit from the farm.
How does our fruit smoothie taste so fresh?
Only fresh pressed strawberry juice, banana puree, and apple juice used.
No preservatives and nothing artificial.
Flash pasteurized and cold-aseptic filled for longer shelf life and superior nutrition.
100% Juice, 100% Natural and no sugar added.
05-28-2005, 01:01 AM
Yanno, don't fret about it. I drank something like that when in transition. Certainly beats a lot of other things you can be drinking. Pasturized still kills most the nutrients.
Would you consider getting an inexpensive citrus juicer as VV suggested? It'll save you money and you'll be getting the best juice you can afford until you can add a regular veggie juicer.
05-28-2005, 01:10 AM
It has REFINED sugars ,not added -all juices are full of refined sugar (sweet fruit juices anyways) -b/c the fiber is seperated from the juice (which is where all the sugar is).....so it is refined(and the sugars are taken in surges instead of a slow steady breakdown) ,but it is flash pasturized ,so probably not too bad -like revvel said its a good transitional drink ,but raw and fresh is best!
Be PROUD of yourself ,alot of ppl when starting raw still buy diet soda (including me -blushes- not anymore t.g.)and have to REALLY work on getting out the soda ,so youre steps ahead :)
Sharon in Colorado
05-28-2005, 10:04 AM
Not sure that I'd consider FRESH juices as refined sugar. They are still simple sugars, although concentrated. Refined sugars to me are more like the real processed kinds (white sugars, corn syrups, etc.)
If something is pasteurized, whether flash or reg, it's been heated enough to kill any bacteria present. This does change the sturcture of the juice and how your body sees and processes it. If the juice has been cooked, it's definately not raw or fresh. However, in transition you shouldn't have much of a reaction to it.
05-28-2005, 11:13 AM
As Sharon of Colorado pointed out, it is not RAW, it is pasturized
Paturization kills the bacteria AND the enzymes, which is the whole point of going raw.
So, just know that this is NOT a raw product, then you can make your decision if you choose to drink it or not.
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