Are you sure it’s 100 percent?
So you’re in the store and you’re getting ready to buy a product. The package says 100% whatever it is you’re going to buy. But did you read the label?
If you read the label on the back of the package, you might find it’s not 100 percent.
Let’s use Tropicana 100% Orange Juice with Omega-3 as an example.
Tropicana claims that they use 100 percent orange juice, and maybe it is. But that carton you’re buying isn’t 100% oj because it’s got fish products in it.
Who knew an orange had fish products in it? I didn’t.
But read the label on the package:
100% pure pasteurized orange juice and MEG-3* (fish oil and fish gelatin). *Ingredient not found in regular orange juice Contains tilapia, sardine and anchovy (Would that be pharmaceutical grade fish oil? I wonder)
Now, if Tropicana wants to use fish products in their orange juice, that’s fine by me – I don’t have to drink it if I don’t want to (the thought of fish juice in my oj is a huge turnoff! Besides, I prefer to get my fish oil in a supplement form so that the casing will take a week to dissolve in my stomach.) But they shouldn’t claim it’s 100 percent when it isn’t.
Look at the picture of the front of the carton at the link above.
If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, and you didn’t read the label, you’re in for a rude awakening. What if you’re allergic to shellfish and forgot to read the label? You might be up the creek without a paddle.
It’s important to read labels and understand what you’re buying. Just because a product claims 100 percent, doesn’t mean it is.