Cherry juice concentrate for older adults is the first step in making tart cherry juice. To make a full 8 oz. glass of tart cherry juice you should mix 1 ounces (2 tablespoons of tart cherry juice concentrate with 7 ounces of water). This will provide a 7-to1 ratio.
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As stated on our Fruit Advantage Montmorency Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate label, the reason for this 7-to-1 mixture is this is the correct mixture that the U.S. Government to qualify to make a 100% pure drink. Basically, this suggested mixture amount allows us to advertise that the reconstituted concentrate makes a 100% pure glass of juice.
However, you can always mix the ounce of the cherry concentrate with 4 ounces of water for a stronger cherry flavor or dilute it more. For example, mix in 10 ounces of water with the cherry concentrate.
No matter how you dilute the Fruit Advantage Cherry Juice Concentrate with water, the most important thing to remember is to get the full ounce of the concentrate daily. This amount is what most of the research has been conducted on regarding the natural health benefits of the tart cherry.
In addition, if participants in a specific research study are drinking the cherry juice, reconstituted from the concentrate, they are usually consuming an 8 ounce glass to be studied for the research.
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The intake of an 8 ounce glass, or multiple glasses, of the cherry juice allows the researchers to standardize the research findings and provide a solid understanding of the final results by both their peers in the research community and public in general.
For example, it would extremely confusing if cherry researchers used arbitrary amounts of the cherry juice. This would not only cause confusion but wouldn’t provide much insight to the dosage of cherry juice an individual should drink to receive the greatest benefits.
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So to answer the question of "How much tart cherry juice should I drink?", the answer is to mix one ounce of the cherry concentrate with 7 ounces of water to make a 100% pure glass of tart cherry juice.
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