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12-29-2010, 11:57 PM
Does anyone know exactly what it means when juice is reconstituted ?
Is it still raw?
12-30-2010, 01:55 AM
They take all (or some) of the natural life giving water out of it and then transport it dry. Then they add back water in the factory before packaging it.
I never understand why they do not just sell the powder and let people rehydrate it themselve. It would save on packaging and shipping and at least you could make sure that the water was high quality.
12-30-2010, 03:35 AM
I think it's just like buying cans of frozen concentrate except they've already diluted it for you. No it's not raw, it fact it gets heated to near boiling. If you have to buy packaged juice then the best type of juice to buy is unfiltered apple juice, however it is usually heated but it's the best of the juices IMHO:
3.The filtered juice flows into a special tank equipped with a vacuum pump on the ceiling. Heaters on the bottom of the tank heat the juice to near boiling temperatures, causing water to evaporate. This water-saturated air is then sucked out of the tank from the opening in the ceiling. The juice is further dehydrated until its concentration is seven times the standard level. "
Read more: Juice Concentrate Process | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how-does_5415375_juice-concentrate-process.html#ixzz19aOdyw3e
12-30-2010, 03:40 AM
When they take the water out they probably use heat to do that, and it must be quite high heat, so it probably can't be classified as raw anymore?
Sport, you are so right, that would make such a difference, specially environmentally, but sadly, maximum profits for the juice companies overrule.
I never really considered the quality of the water they use! No mention of that on the bottles!
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