Tag Archives: juice content

Pom not so Wonderful

22 May


So the Pom people are in trouble over their health claims.  an interesting read.


Lassonde Industries and social media

25 Apr

ok, so this has really nothing to do with cranberries, but a Lassonde alert came accross my computer and it really is interesting the extent to which Lassonde defended it’s brand and reaction folks had using social media.  So, if in the future United Cranberry is to promote/advertise/make people aware of those cranberry products with high cranberry content, are we going to get swift pushback? I’m thinking that we will.  Interesting.


Simply Cranberry is on the shelves!

14 Feb


I’ve seen it in Wausau, WI at the Pic and Save….so I am sure it is everywhere.  I will post a photo of the label…but this juice is not from concentrate so I’m thinking it is going to be good.  Let’s all give it a try!  I LOVE new cranberry products 🙂

new clinical trial on cranberry juice and children sponsored by Ocean Spray

2 Feb


Isn’t it amazing that I can blog from 39,000 feet?  technology is amazing!  Anyway, the above is a new study just out on the effects of cranberry on children and UTIs.  Looks promising!

Juice makers are put on notice, and we have to agree….

1 Feb

http://cspinet.org/new/201202011.html This is an article about juice makers and how they put tiny amounts of something in a bottle and make health claims.  As cranberry growers, I think we would agree that our favorite, healthy berry should be front and center in many, many drinks.  MOST people can’t eat/drink cranberries “straight up” so to speak and need a little sweetener.  I say, choose your sweetener.  We all know that the bottlers use every type of sweetener out there…cane sugar, beet sugar, agave, apple juice, pear juice, Splenda, Truvia….just read the labels, people.  It is mostly on the label.  The only thing missing is how much cranberry is in the bottle!

The juice company experts have told me that they make juices that people like (they test the heck out of them) AND are affordable.  They also tell me that people SAY they want one thing (more nutrition) but make their purchases according to taste and price.  I think they are missing a whole bunch of people that want the juice companies to tell them straight up, what is in the bottle, how much of it and spell it out.  How about reallygoodjuice  branded juice with all the particulars on the bottle?  What do you think?


we grow cranberries and what is it about fractionalization?

9 Jan

This is a repost of an earlier post.


This came across my news feed today ;http://www.smallcapnetwork.com/The-Next-Health-Trend-Get-Ready-for-Dietary-Supplement-Ingredients-and-Natural-Ingredients-CYAN-CDXC-COT/s/via/3414/blog/view/p/mid/1/id/20/

It is basically a story about the future of “natural” dietary supplements.

Fractionalization is all the rage…the scientists take apart fruits and vegetables…fractionalize…and then add them to whatever.  The question I have, and what we are trying to answer through fingerprinting, is what is a cranberry and when can you call something cranberry.  If you take the skin off and blow out the inside pulp, is it a cranberry?  If you take the seeds out and use just the seeds, is it a cranberry?  If you extract the PACs, is that cranberry? If there is some new amino acid or something that is found in cranberry and you take it out and add it to something else, is it cranberry?

As cranberry growers, our only product is cranberry.  We don’t make all the pills, powders, juice, etc, etc….others do.  We have to protect the cranberry name, because no one else will.  If someone tells you that they will, and they make finished products, they aren’t telling the truth.  They are making money for their stock holders, not you, the cranberry grower.  Oh and if you are a cranberry grower who is a stockholder, you’re just kidding yourself, long-term.

Don’t get me wrong here…. the companies who process and handle our fruit and make good, tasty products that millions of people enjoy are good companies run by really fine people.  I applaud them for their ingenuity and effort.  But it is possible that future growth and profits can have a negative effect on us, if they fractionalize our fruit to the point that they don’t need very much of it OR that they call it cranberry and it doesn’t act like a cranberry.  If they are going to call something cranberry, it should have the properties of a cranberry.  Am I missing something here?

We are going to all that we can do to keep people honest!

I wish Langers made a cranberry juice like this one:

7 Jan




Ok, so this is all pomegranate, no added anything. Sold in a small 32 oz bottle and located on the regular juice aisle in a regular grocery store.  Could we have more of this please?  How about a big brand making a 100% cranberry juice? Please?