Orange juice is not mysterious, and it’s not complicated. But here are some interesting OJ-related tidbits that you may not already know.
We reduced the size of our 59 ounce carton to 52 ounces due to the increased cost of fruit. Most other orange juice brands made a similar reduction earlier this year. Natural events such as Hurricane Irma significantly reduced the availability of Florida oranges and increased our costs. While our retail partners set prices, we will continue to work with them for lower pricing when possible.
All 59 Florida’s Natural domestic and international carton items will convert to a 52 oz size beginning in September 2018. Florida’s Natural 59 oz lemonade varieties will remain in 59 oz carafes.
The date stamped on our Florida’s Natural products is the recommended “Use By Date.” We do not recommend using it past this date. We suggest using it within 7–10 days after opening before the expiration date.
There are 350 milligrams of calcium per 8-oz serving.
Although we do not have any testing data regarding the effects of freezing 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.
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.
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.
The cartons used for our products are recyclable. They contain a polyethylene lining to prevent them from leaking. All materials are recyclable; however, facilities for handling the recycling may not exist in some areas.
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.
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