Ökotest: No orange juice “Very good” – even organic juices fail

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Ökotest: No orange juice “Very good” – even organic juices fail

Ökotest examined 20 orange juices, the results were sometimes alarming

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Ökotest evaluated 20 orange juices and several orange juices as poor. Even the expensive organic juices failed the test.

Ökotest examined 20 orange juices for their components, such as aroma, taste, production and packaging – including orange juices from well-known brands such as Hohes C, Granini and Innocent. Five organic juices were also tested. The magazine reports on this in its current issue, which was released at the end of December.

Organic water is bad in the Ökotest

Among the organic juices, “Beutelsbacher Direct Juice Demeter Orange Juice” came out worst with a price of 5.41 euros per liter with a general grade of “Poor”, while among the conventional ones, “Innocent Direct Orange Juice” ” at the price of 3.32 euros per liter, the overall price was “deficient”. Both received only “poor” in the productivity and clarity of the test result. Production and transparency, such as the supply chain, have undermined the fruits of drinking water. The quality and quality of the “Beutelsbacher” fragrance also had a negative impact on the vote.

Four milks failed with “poor” and none received an overall “very good” grade, three milks were “very good” in the so-called bone test. According to the researchers, they taste “like fresh juice” and are not all concentrated juice. Except for two juices (both “Satisfactory”), all other juices received “Good”. The general plan “Good” was given to “Albi Orange” produced by Albi at a price of 1.69 Euro per liter. Pesticides were not found in any drinking water.

Working conditions in orange juice production “sometimes bitter”

All conventionally produced orange juice comes from Brazil, tested organic juice comes from Mexico, Paraguay, South Africa, Spain and Egypt. According to Ökotest, working conditions in Brazil, Mexico and South Africa are “sometimes bitter”. According to research, the wages of workers who collect oranges are so low that they often cannot meet their needs and that of their families.

According to Ökotest, the first choice of packaging is returnable glass bottles – especially when filled locally. Storage is best done in cardboard boxes due to their light weight as they leave a smaller carbon footprint.

Source: Ökotest

The entire Ökotest study can be found here


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