It’s the 2020 Cherry Season, so let’s continue to learn about this amazing ruby red fruit and the all-natural products produced from it.
In this Cherries 101 article we will answer one of the most common question. A common question in the cherry industry is…. “What is the difference between cherry capsules and the concentrate?”
Most of the published studies about the natural health benefits of cherries has been conducted on the Montmorency tart cherries. We will learn more about the Montmorency cherries.
The difference between the cherry capsules vs the cherry concentrate is how the cherry is used. You see, different parts of cherry are used to make products.
How is the Cherry juice Concentrate Made?
As the name suggests, this is the drinkable, liquid concentrate. Simply mix ounce of cherry concentrate with water to make a glass of 100% pure cherry juice.
To make the cherry concentrate, the cherries are pressed. Once the cherry juice is collected from the pressed cherries, it is then concentrated by a low heat evaporation process. The concentration process is a slow and time-consuming process.
This unique approach helps to ensure the cherry juice concentrate is sediment-free.
It takes the juice of approximately 100 cherries to make just one ounce of cherry juice concentrate.
Cherry Concentrate Facts
- Serving Size: 2 Tbsp. or 1 oz.
- Servings per 16 oz. Bottle: 16
- Cherries per Bottles: 1600
- Cherries per 8-ounce Glass: 100
- Natural Sugar: 12g
- Ingredients: 100% Montmorency Tart Cherries
How are the Cherry Capsules Made?
Unlike the cherry concentrate, the cherry capsules use the entire fruit. The entire cherry, minus the pits and stems are processed into the cherry capsules. Like the concentrate, it is a slow process using low heat and pressure. Cherry capsules contain the whole cherry. This means the skin, the pulp and juice of the fruit.
The cherry powder is then placed into a veggie capsule.
Cherry Capsules Facts
- Serving Size: 1-2 Capsules
- Capsules per Bottle: 60
- Montmorency Tart Cherry Powder 600 mg
- 100% Montmorency Tart Cherries
Most common question about Cherry Capsules
How many cherries are in each cherry capsule serving?
Cherry capsules are measured by weight of the powder inside the capsules. Each daily serving (2 capsules) of our cherry capsules deliver 1200mg. This is the most amount of daily cherry serving on the market.
It takes approximately 60 pounds of fresh cherries to make just one pound of the powder.
Tart Cherry Capsules and Diabetes
The glycemic index for cherries is a low 22. The glycemic index measures how foods affect blood sugar levels. A score of 55 is considered low. Since cherries rank even lower, according to studies, they won’t spike blood sugar levels, for example, when compared to a sugar donut when consumed.
How much tart cherry capsules should I take?
Published research suggest a person should take a minimum of 1000mg per serving? Each daily serving for our cherry capsules is 1200mg. This is the most amount of tart cherry on the market.
How to buy cherry capsules?
We ship tart cherry capsules directly from our warehouse to your home or office with free shipping. We ship worldwide.
Most Common Questions about Cherry Concentrate
How many calories and carbohydrates per serving of the cherry concentrate?
There are 50 calories and 19 grams of carbohydrates per an 8 oz. glass of cherry juice.
How can cherry juice offer a sediment-free guarantee?
Sedimentation is caused in cherry juice from several reasons. These may include:
– Using older cherry juice concentrate that been in storage for years
– Using an inferior bottling process
– Using plastic bottles – Glass bottles help to prevent plastic leaching
– An inferior shipping and store methods
You don’t have to worry about any of those issues with our cherry juice concentrate.
I have found other cherry juice that is cheaper? Why is that?
It could be due to:
1: The product is a single strength juice rather than concentrate. Here is a cost comparison for cherry juice and cherry juice concentrate. Learn how buy cherry juice concentrate is more cost effective then buying single-strength, ready-to-drink cherry juice.
Here is a comparison from Fruit Advantage. They are the only cherry juice brand to offer a sediment-free guarantee.
2: They may be using imported cherries from China, Turkey, etc. These are usually available at a cheaper price, but you don’t know the growing procedures, processing procedures, etc. Check the label to see if they are using 100% USA Grown Montmorency Cherries.
3: The concentrate may be diluted. 68 brix concentrate is the highest amount. This is basically a measurement of the natural sugar in the products. We don’t add any sugar to our cherry juice, but like all fruit is does contain natural sugar.
4: Check for sedimentation. Sedimentation is a thick residue that builds up on the bottom of the bottle. It may also look like a pinkish cloudy formation near the bottom, too.
This occurs when the cherry juice breaks down or is from an older crop. No worries about sedimentation with our cherry juice. Fruit Advantage is the only cherry juice company to offer a sediment-free guarantee.
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