FRESH FACTS

all about orange juice.

If you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. See below for our FAQs, bursting with OJ info.

What is the date on the carton, “use by” or “sell by”? Can I use it past this date?

The date stamped on our Florida’s Natural products is the recommended “Use By Date.” We do not recommend using our products past this date. We suggest using them within 7–10 days after opening, before the expiration date.

How many milligrams of calcium are in each serving of Florida’s Natural Orange Juice with Added Calcium & Vitamin D and Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice?

There are 350 milligrams of calcium per 8-oz. serving.

Can I freeze the juice?

Although we do not have any testing data regarding the effects of freezing on our products, many customers freeze the juice without any ill effects. We do recommend draining some juice from the carton to allow room for the juice to expand when frozen.

What does pasteurization mean? Is it radiation?

Pasteurization is the process by which the juice is heated to a very high temperature for a short amount of time in order to kill microbacteria. There is no radiation used in this process.

Is the sugar natural or do you add it later?

The sugar listed on the nutritional panel is the sugar that is found naturally in the fruit. Our products are 100% pure, without any added sugars or preservatives.

Are the cartons recyclable?

The cartons used for our products are recyclable. They contain a polyethylene lining to prevent them from leaking. All materials used are recyclable; however, facilities for handling the recycling may not exist in some areas.

What is the difference between a "from-concentrate" and a "not from concentrate" product?

The difference lies in how the fruit is processed. “Not-from-concentrate” means that the fruit is squeezed, and the resulting juice is then pasteurized and packaged. “From-concentrate” means that the fruit is squeezed and the water is extracted, which produces a concentrated form similar to what you see in the frozen food department. At a later time, the water is added back, and the juice is then pasteurized and packaged.