Frequently Asked Questions – Juices

JUICES

 

1. What does Organic mean?
Organic food is the product of a farming system which avoids the use fertilizers, pesticides, growth regulators and livestock feed additives. The fruits and berries we use in our juices are grown and harvested in accordance with the USDA National Organic Program (NOP). In addition to being USDA Organic our juices are also recognized as EU Organic.

 

2. Are all Yan juices GMO-free?
Yes, all our juices are made without use of any genetically modified organisms.

 

3. Are all Yan juices gluten free?
Yes, all our juices are gluten free. Gluten refers to products derived from wheat or other grains.

 

4. Are all Yan juices vegan?
Yes, no animal products, derivatives, or animal by-products are used in any form in our juices.

 

5. Why is there sometimes sediment at the bottom of the bottle? Is this safe to drink?
Sediment contains many beneficial properties, such as phytonutrients – natural chemicals contained in plants, which have been scientifically proven to provide health benefits. In order to retain the highest possible quantity of vital nutrients, sediment is an essential part of the juice. For this reason, YAN juices are not enhanced or clarified. Sediment is a sign of juice in its natural state. We recommend shaking the bottle before consuming.

 

6. Do any of Yan juices contain preservatives, artificial sweeteners or colors?
No. None of our juices contains any preservatives, artificial sweeteners or colors.

 

7. What is the shelf life of Yan juices?
Because our juices contain no preservatives, already opened bottles should be refrigerated and, for the best quality, consumed within 7 days. All our juices are encouraged to be maintained in a cool or air-conditioned environment as they will lose flavor and color if they are not properly stored and rotated. Fruit juices should not be frozen as freezing will cause the vacuum seal to rupture, and the juice will ferment upon thawing.

 

8. Are Yan juices pasteurized?
Yes, all our juices are gently pasteurized.

 

9. Is YAN Kosher?
All our products are Kosher Certified.

 

10. What does Cold Pressed mean?
Cold Pressed technology uses a hydraulic press to extract juice from fruit and vegetables, as opposed the centrifugal method. Many companies manufacture their juice by dehydrating and condensing, which creates a “concentrated” juice product. To make “reconstituted juice,” either the consumer or the manufacturer needs to add water back in to dilute the concentrated juice.

 

11. How are Yan fruit juices made?
Once the fresh fruits are picked, they are loaded onto the field trucks and transported to our processing plant, where they are washed, graded, selected, and separated. Next, the fruits are cold pressed and the puree or juice is passed through a finisher to remove excess pulp, seeds, and skin. Finally, our juice is pasteurized, bottled, and vacuum safety sealed in glass bottles.

 

12. Why does Yan use glass bottles?
Glass is completely tasteless and provides the best product protection and ensures non-gas-permeability. This allows full retention of flavor, content and aroma. With glass bottling, there is no migration of packaging materials into the product, as can happen with plastic or aluminum, having negative effects on product quality.

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