When you buy orange juice do you seek out the healthiest option? Maybe one “not from concentrate” or with “no additives”? Maybe one “with extra pulp” or “100% juice”? The healthiest, most natural choice you can find, right? Have you considered that store-bought orange juice may not be healthy at all?
The orange juice you think is the healthiest option is probably none of those things.
When orange juice is mass produced, not only is it unhealthy, it isn’t even really juice.
“Not from concentrate” juice goes through extensive processing. “It’s really in the storage that a lot of the processing goes on,” said Alissa Hamilton, the author of Squeezed: What You Don’t Know About Orange Juice. “They strip the juice of oxygen so that the juice doesn’t go bad in these tanks where they keep it. And the juice can actually sit in the tanks for upwards of a year.” That’s all before it arrives on grocery store shelves.
When you make orange juice yourself, each time it tastes a little...