The Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Frequently Asked Questions


Hidden Sweeteners in Fruit Juice

Lisa writes:
Do not trust fruit juices labeled no sugar added! You want to find a juice that has only that vegetable or fruit listed as an ingredient - such as oranges for orange juice. Check the ingredients list. If apple juice is listed for orange juice this is because the manufacturers have dehydrated the apple juice to be left with apple 'sugar' or fructose. This powder is then de-ionised to remove the apple flavour so only fructose is added. In this way, the juice makers can add large quantities of fructose to sweeten juices. Although Fructose per se is legal (in its natural fruit form, bite the apple!) this form of manufacture is not natural and not sugar free - it will just complicate your diet for you. Stick to the natural juices you can find or make your own.

Fructose can be added to all manner of foods unnoticed as an additional sweetener. The manufacturers like to dehydrate and de-ionise fruit juice to make fructose and then add this to their products. You will only see this listed as apples or apple juice in the ingredients. With the manufacturers messing with the food this much there is no way of knowing if they have added other illegals or sweeteners.

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