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5 ½ Things to Look for When Purchasing Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate
As the popularity of the tart cherry juice continues to increase more people want to learn about this ruby red super fruit. On this page, you’ll learn about five and ½ things to consider when purchasing tart cherry juice.
The 5 1/2 areas you'll learn:
1: The type of cherry that is used to produce cherry juice
Did you know there are over 500 different types of cherries grown across the globe? With all of these varieties of cherries available, how can an individual make an intelligent choice about which type is the best for natural health benefits? Before we answer that question, here is a list of more popular types of cherries:
Now that you have a brief example of different varieties of cherries, the next step is the further divide the cherries into two different categories. The two categories for cherries are sweet and sour (also known as tart). According to research, sour cherries are a good source of beta carotene, potassium and vitamin C. In addition, it is the tart cherries that have a growing amount of research and are best known for the natural health benefits properties including ability to soothe sore muscles and maintain healthy joint function.
The Montmorency tart cherry is probably the most popular type of tart cherry. This type and category of cherry is used to make tart cherry juice and cherry juice concentrate. In addition to the type of cherry used when making the Fruit Advantage tart cherry juice concentrate, the Montmorency variety is also the first choice for baking pies and other cherry-based recipes.
2: The brix level of tart cherry juice concentrate
One of the markers for tart cherry juice concentrate is the brix (pronounced bricks) levels. The highest brix level in concentrate is measured at 68 brix. We only use 68 brix cherry juice for the Fruit Advantage tart cherry juice concentrate.
3: The taste of the finished product.
Since we use 68 brix for our tart cherry juice concentrate, this provides an excellent combination of tart and sweetness for pure enjoyment. That is why our customers enjoy the crisp, cherry taste in the Fruit Advantage 68 brix tart cherry juice concentrate. When searching for concentrate, look for finished products that offer 68 brix.
4: Is the finished product packed in glass bottles or plastic bottles?
Cherry juice concentrate is usually packed in two types of contains, these include glass bottles and plastic bottles. However, additional type of packaging is also available including aluminum bottles and cardboard single shots. However, to date the most popular bottling type is the glass and the plastic bottles.
One of the greatest benefits of the glass bottles is this type of packing prevents plastic leaching. Plastic leaching is a well-known fact in the food industry. Leaching occurs when a product is bottled in a plastic container and the food actually pulls or “leaches” plastic molecules from the bottle directly into the food. Fortunately, leaching is not a concern for cherry juice packed in glass bottles. We only pack in glass bottles to prevent against plastic leaching.
5: Is the final product shelf-stable or does it need for refrigeration?
In addition, the Fruit Advantage Tart Cherry Juice concentrate is shelf-stable. This means our product is specifically designed to be able to be shipped and stored without the need for refrigeration. As with other food products, when the original seal is opened, it does require refrigeration until consumed.
5 ½: Does the Cherry Juice Concentrate offer a Sediment-free guarantee?
Sedimentation is a very valid concern for many cherry juice drinkers. Not only can it affect the taste of the cherry juice concentrate but also the overall enjoyment of the product. Sedimentation occurs when the cherry juice concentrate separates and thick residue settles on the bottom of the bottle.
We are so confident in the quality of the tart cherry juice concentrate; we offer the cherry industry’s only sediment-free guarantee. This means you never have to worry about unsightly sedimentation occurring in the bottom of our Fruit Advantage tart cherry juice concentrate.
Check out the video below to learn how to make a glass of tart cherry juice and see an example of sediment-free cherry juice concentrate.
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