Q: RE; Brownwood Acres Beet Juice Concentrate, 32 OZ.
1) How much Citric Acid is in the product?
2) Does the UNOPENED product HAVE to be stored in a refrigerator?
A: The Beet Concentrate is filled to 552 pounds - and the range of Citric Acid can be anywhere from 1 - 2.7%. The current batch we're shipping out is 1.8%. As for storage, YES - all of our concentrates need to be stored either in the fridge or freezer.
Q: Where are the beets sourced?
A: The concentrate we are currently sending out is sourced out of Poland, however, the origin may change throughout the year, depending on availability.
Q: what is the origin of the beet juice
A: At this time, the Beet Concentrate is sourced out of Poland. The origin may change throughout the year, so feel free to check back in the next time you're ready to order!
Q: Can you use the beet juice in cooking? For example, could you make pickled red beet eggs by adding vinegar, spices, and water? In what proportions? I understand this would probably alter the health benefits, when used in this manner. Thank you !
A: While we don't have a recipe for pickled beet eggs (feel free to send one over!), you can certainly cook with the concentrate. If your recipe calls for beet juice, take one ounce of our concentrate and mix with 7 ounces of water to reconstitute.
Q: What makes this juice a concentrate? Is it boiled down to make it more concentrated or does it simply contain pureed beet pulp?
A: The juice from the Beet is extracted, and the water is evaporated to condense the product down into the concentrate.
Q: I'm still wondering about your cold pressed beet concentrate. So you don't cook it down to gain the concentration. So how does cold pressure develop the concentrate? I'm sorry you probably get this question all the time. But if your product maintains it strength levels then I'm all in for this. Thank you.
A: There is an evaporation method used for the concentration process. The only time it is heated is during the flash-pasteurization process, submitting the product to a higher heat for a short amount of time.
Q: Why do you recommend some juices be taken after a meal?
A: Each serving of concentrate is a LOT of condensed fruit (or veggie) juice that tends to lead to discomfort for customers who are not used to consuming so much fruit/vegetables at one time.
Q: Sodium contents?
A: There is a sample label shown on the Beet Concentrate page - and it lists Sodium: 120mg per ounce of concentrate.