I read this ingredient list on the container of an orange juice carton stating that it was 100% orange juice:
- Filtered water
- Concentrated orange juice
- Tricalcium phosphate
- Calcium lactate
- Monocalcium phosphate (calcium sources)
- Cholecalciferol (vitamin D3)
So because I am a product of the Ontario public education system, my first question is – if it is 100% orange juice, why are there 6 ingredients? How can you have 6 ingredients, and then say that 1 of those ingredients constitutes 100%? If my math is correct (honed in the Ontario public education system), 100% of one item is the full amount, an indication that it is pure – there is nothing else.
My second question, a two parter – why are we limited to monocalcium phosphate and tricalcium phosphate? Why don’t we also get dicalcium phosphate?
And my last observation – I find it odd that I don’t even know what more than 50% of the listed ingredients are in 100% pure orange juice!