Juice that is directly squeezed from a fruit or vegetable. Can be made from juice concentrate reconstituted with water and certain other ingredients (for example, vitamins or minerals) as prescribed by law.
Ace K/Acesulfame Potassium
Is a low-calorie sweetener that contains no calories and is 180 to 200 times sweeter than sucrose. It is commonly known as Sunnett® or Sweet One®.
The most common beverage package is the aluminum can. Aluminum is an ideal material for beverage containers because it is light weight, can withstand a lot of pressure and is 100 percent recyclable.
An ingredient in soft drinks that functions as an antioxidant preservative, flavoring agent or vitamin enhancer.
Is a low-calorie sweetener that is 180 to 200 times sweeter than sucrose. It is thought to have a more natural sugar taste. It is commonly known as NutraSweet® or Equal®.
B-group vitamins are essential nutrients that play an important role in energy metabolism.
Black Tea is oxidized more than other tea varieties. Since black teas use dried oxidized tea leaves, they generally have stronger flavor and contain more caffeine than some other teas.
A bottle bill mandates a minimum refundable deposit on specified beverage containers. (See Deposit)
Bisphenol A . A chemical found in some plastic consumer products as well as the epoxy liners of virtually all food and beverage cans.
Caffeine is a natural substance and mild stimulant found in coffee beans, tea leaves, kola nuts, cocoa beans and other plants. Both natural and manufactured forms of caffeine are safe ingredients that consumers have enjoyed in many beverages around the world.
Fruit or vegetable juice that has been heated and sealed in cans to provide shelf life for an extended period of time. Canned juice should be refrigerated after opening in a container other than the can it came in, and consumed within one week.
A coloring agent with a moderating effect on the soda flavor.
Carbohydrates are the human body’s main source of energy. Our bodies break down carbohydrates during metabolism to release energy. During physical activity, carbohydrates are used to provide energy and should be replenished to have optimal performance.
Chilled, Ready to Serve
Juice made from frozen concentrate or pasteurized juice. It is packaged in paper cartons, plastic or glass containers.
Specific type of flavoring agent used in citrus soft drinks.
Color is important to taste perception as it effects our psychological impression of food. Many food and beverage products use colors from both natural and synthetic sources. Colors are used in beverages to offset natural color loss due to exposure to light, air, temperature extremes and storage conditions and to enhance colors that occur naturally in products like juices. Finally, colors are used to make some products more fun and exciting.
Comprehensive recycling efforts seek to address all recyclables in the waste stream (newspaper, cardboard, aluminum, glass, etc.), rather than singling out one product.
Carbonated Soft Drink
These programs allow residents to place recyclables in a recycling bin/container to be picked up as directed by their local municipality. Curbside recycling is a convenient, proven and cost-effective way to encourage recycling of all recyclables.
A deposit tax mandates a refundable deposit on specified beverage containers. (See Bottle Bill)
Diet Carbonated Soft Drink
Electrolytes are salts that are found in the body fluid, tissue and blood, and are essential to proper hydration as these salts are lost during exercise or in the heat. Common electrolytes include: sodium, chloride, potassium, calcium and magnesium.
Energy drinks are novelty refreshment beverages. They may contain a variety of vitamins and minerals, caffeine, taurine and other ingredients.
Flavoring agents enhance the taste of foods and beveragess.
This refers to juice manufactured as a frozen concentrate and/or reconstituted from concentrate.
Juice that is packaged and frozen without pasteurizing or further processing is called “frozen.”
This juice has been concentrated and frozen. It is ready to be consumed after reconstituting with water per the instructions on the container.
Fructose is a simple sugar which can be found naturally in fruits and also is a component of both sucrose and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).
Ginseng is a perennial herb that can be found in some energy drinks and ready-to-drink teas. There are two different herbs commonly called ginseng: Asian or Korean ginseng (Panax ginseng, also known as Chinese ginseng) and American ginseng (Panax guinguefolius). The two types are closely related. Panax ginseng is one of the most commonly used herbal ingredients. Ginseng has been safely used as a tea in many cultures for hundreds of years.
A simple sugar that is the main energy source for the human body.
Green tea contains the highest concentration of antioxidants called polyphenols. Green teas have a slightly grassy flavor and less caffeine than black teas.