September 6, 1989 |
Dear Polly: My kids love to drink apple juice, but their dentist says it's bad for their teeth. Is this true? I really thought drinking juice was better for them than soda. - Fran Unfortunately, apple juice really is not much more than flavored sugar water, according to most nutritionists. And a constant drenching of the teeth with it is probably not the best thing for the kids, although saliva washes juice from the teeth more quickly than it washes away sticky candies or dried fruits.
December 2, 2011 |
It's true - apple juice can pose a risk to your health. But not necessarily from the trace amounts of arsenic that people are arguing about. Despite the government's consideration of new limits on arsenic, nutrition experts say apple juice's real danger is to waistlines and children's teeth. Apple juice has few natural nutrients, lots of calories and, in some cases, more sugar than soda has. It trains a child to like very sweet things, displaces better beverages and foods, and adds to obesity, critics say. "It's like sugar water," said Judith Stern, a nutrition professor at the University of California, Davis, who has consulted for candy makers as well as for Weight Watchers.
November 13, 1986 |
A Pennsylvania supermarket chain has filed a $10 million class action suit against Beech-Nut Nutrition Corp. of Fort Washington, charging the company with fraud in connection with the sale of a sugar water solution as apple juice for babies between 1978 and 1983. Giant Markets, a Scranton company, filed the class action suit in U.S. District Court yesterday on behalf of itself and other retailers who sold the bogus apple juice. The suit charges that Beech-Nut sold as "100 percent apple juice" a solution of water and ingredients that included beet sugar, caramel color, cane sugar syrup, corn syrup and maleic acid.
November 13, 1986 |
A Scranton supermarket chain yesterday filed a class-action suit seeking at least $10 million from Beech Nut Nutrition Corp. and charging that the baby- food company sold "significant quantities" of flavored sugar water as apple juice from 1978 to 1983. Giant Markets Inc., a chain of eight stores in the Scranton area, filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia on behalf of "hundreds, if not thousands," of Beech Nut customers. The suit comes one week after the president of Beech Nut and five others were indicted on charges of conspiracy and violations of the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act for allegedly selling millions of bottles of sugar water as apple juice.
July 3, 2008 |
An 84-year-old woman died at a Burlington County hospital Monday night two days after drinking tiki torch lamp oil that she had mistaken for apple juice. Four other people across New Jersey have gotten sick since May from accidentally drinking the amber liquid, prompting state officials to issue a health alert yesterday about the hazards of ingesting it. Officials have urged people to keep tiki torch fluid far away from foods and common areas to avoid confusion. "Lamp oil bottles closely resemble juice containers and the colors of those fluids is indistinguishable from juice," said Bruce Ruck, spokesman for the state Poison Information and Education System.
May 9, 1987 |
Beech-Nut Nutrition Corp. of Fort Washington, the baby-food producer accused of selling millions of bottles of sugar water labeled as apple juice, has agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle seven class-action suits against the company, attorneys announced yesterday. Under terms of the agreement, $5 million will be paid to consumers who can verify that they purchased the bogus apple juice between Oct. 1, 1978, and March 31, 1983. In addition, the settlement calls for Beech-Nut to provide $2.5 million worth of its food products to supermarkets and grocery stores throughout the nation as their share of the agreement, said David Berger, the lead attorney for the plaintiffs in the case.
March 5, 1987 |
For more than 50 years, Red Cheek has sold its apple juice warm in supermarkets. That changed somewhat last month, when Red Cheek, based in Fleetwood, Pa., worked out an agreement with Smiler Beverage Co., a Philadelphia beer distributor, to distribute sell Red Cheek's new, 10-ounce bottles of apple juice to delicatessens, pizza parlors or restaurants, where it can be refrigerated. "It's called growing the business," said Franklin Claire, Red Cheek's president, when asked why the company is pushing its product through a beer distributor.
September 7, 1988 |
Yes, you can make your own jams and preserves, despite your diet, and despite high fruit prices too! These small-quantity "preserves" are simple to make, and you don't need sugar. You don't need pectin, or a pressure cooker either. In fact, you don't cook these at all. What we have here are the freshest, fruitiest spreads you can make, not like anything available in the store. Because these aren't sterilized by traditional preserving methods - and contain no sugar - they must be stored in the refrigerator and used promptly (within a week or two, or stored in the freezer until needed)
April 29, 2013
Apple juice is one sugary drink Television's Dr. Mehmet Oz recently raised an alarm - experts say a false one - over arsenic in apple juice. But nutrition experts say apple juice's real danger is to waistlines and children's teeth. Apple juice has few natural nutrients, lots of calories, and, in some cases, more sugar than soda has. It trains children to like sweets, displaces better beverages and foods, and adds to the obesity problem, critics say. Many juices are fortified with vitamins, so they're not empty calories.
August 12, 1992 |
Baby Blue Saga Cheese. $5.99 per 12-oz. wheel. Bonnie: Blue Saga is a creamy, mild Danish cheese with pungently flavored blue veins. Like other blue cheeses, the visible dark-colored veins are from the safe-to-eat mold that's been injected during the cheese-making process. Baby Saga is just this company's Classic Blue Saga in a convenient 12-ounce round. Both Baby and Classic Saga are high-fat cheeses. Each contains about 12 grams fat in a 130-calories-per-ounce serving. But Saga is lower in fat than such desserts as an ice cream sundae or strawberry shortcake, which is why I'd serve Saga European-style, along with some fresh fruit for dessert.