Flavoring Found in Orange Juice Recipe

Elisabeth Leamy looks into the making of juices branded "100 percent pure."
1:40 | 12/19/11

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Now our consumer watchdog taking a close look at one of America's favorite beverages most of -- start -- -- with a orange juice and many pay extra when -- -- 100% pure. But today we were surprised to learn the secret formula in those premium juices here's ABC's Elizabeth -- Ron does -- every glasses you or natural and rash. -- And consumers pay about 25%. More -- it's as close to the -- -- you can get premium orange juice not from concentrate. There are sixteen fresh picked oranges squeezed into each carton so you might think that your orange juice is made something like this. Turns out that. The case typically between the Groban the grocery store the oranges are crushed then processed in pasteurized with high heat stripping the -- of its flavor. Then it's stored in million gallon tanks for months so to make it taste like orange juice again they added flavor pack made from the byproduct of other oranges. Finally it's packaged and shipped TU. Alyssa Hamilton no longer drinks orange dues after writing a book about how woods made. They break down the essence -- -- goes into the individual chemicals and then they reassemble them into -- product that would not be found in nature and industry spokesperson told ABC news the Food and Drug Administration does not require adding flavor packs to the labeling of pasteurized Jews because it is the orange so before you spent extra money for juice mixture -- comparing oranges. Oranges. Elizabeth -- ABC news Washington.

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