This may seem pernickety but just want to check what you all think of this product:
I use lemon an awful lot in recipes, drinks and dressings, and I think it would work out cheaper/more convenient to buy ready squeezed juice (I'm a student, and needing to save every penny I can!)
Unlike generic supermarket brands, which contain preservatives, this one doesn't - as well as the fact it is in a glass bottle. What are your thoughts?
This is a product I would be consuming daily, so I want to make sure that there are no issues with it (such as BPA etc). Thanks!
asked byjen_paleo (187)
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on May 01, 2013
at 01:34 PM
Yeah ... brands like ReaLemon, with 3 different preservatives, are sketchy for the usual reasons but at the frequency I personally use it, I'm not too concerned.
However, the brand you found seems pretty great, as it's only juice! I would check the bottle carefully for labeling or warnings like "Use within 1 week of opening", or similar. Since it is a juice-only product, it will spoil more readily than products with preservatives. Granted, since it's highly acidic lemon it should resist some types of spoilage.
Finally, if it's in a glass bottle, you shouldn't have to worry about BPA or any other plastic related concern.
on May 01, 2013
at 01:37 PM
I'm worried that they are not being transparent about their product. If you took a lemon and fresh squeezed the juice and stored the juice in a jar in the fridge, it would last maybe a week before taste started decreasing and the juice eventually went bad. Bottled lemon juices are expected to last considerably longer but, that's thanks to preservatives being added. Thus, I am assuming that this does in fact contain a preservative that is not being printed on the label. The glass bottle and organic part is a plus however.