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Cloudy apple juice healthier than clear


March 17, 2008
By Fruit & Vegetable

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Cloudy apple juice is four times
healthier than the clear variety according to a recent report in
Chemistry & Industry, the magazine of the Society of Chemical
Industry.

Cloudy apple juice is four times healthier than the clear variety according to a recent report in Chemistry & Industry, the magazine of the Society of Chemical Industry. Jan Oszmianski, with the Agricultural University of Wroclaw, Poland, compared clear and cloudy varieties of apple juice, and found that cloudy juice contains four times the concentration of polyphenols. Polyophenols, also found in dark chocolate and red wine, are widely reported to have anti-cancer activity. Clear apple juice far outsells cloudy juice because of the perception by consumers that is purer. But it is the process of clarification that removes the beneficial compounds locked away in the apple pulp. Retailers also tend to favour clear juice because it has a longer shelf life than cloudy juice.

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