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How do I use the straw for the school juices 200ml and vitamin apple correct?

The straws can be indeed a little challenging. With their telescopic function (the grooved part at the joint bend), they need to be entirely pulled out to double length until you hear a distinct snap. Only then, you can really get into the most remote corners of the small packages (and without risk that the straw would be shrinking again).

Are there any harmful plasticizers in the PET bottles?

Our products are absolutely safe to drink without any hesitation. Plasticizers are frequently in the public debate, in part because some phthalates can have hormone‐like or estrogen‐like effects. For the production of PET bottles however, phthalates and other plasticizers are not used. During lab tests, phthalates were either not detected in PET bottles or found only in such low concentrations that the issue can be ignored without any concerns.

Is there any Bisphenol A in the PET bottles?

For the production of our PET bottles there is no use of Polycarbonate or Bisphenol A. Therefore we can eliminate the transfer of hormone/hormone effective substances through PET bottles.

Where can I buy organic syrups?

ADEG is a purchaser of our raspberry syrup and therefore carries this product in their stores. You can buy the syrups also in the BILLA stores. A safe bet are the METRO markets, however, a commercial membership card / an access authorization is required for shopping at METRO. Dennree, owner of the denn's markets, also buys our syrups, which can be found in various denn’s markets. Meinl am Graben should also stock Höllinger syrups. Also, the U3 supermarket in the intermediate level of U3 and U6 Westbahnhof carries almost our complete range of products including syrups and can also easily be reached by public transport.

Are 0,2l school juices and Vitamin Apple suitable for children under 1 year?

Our School Juices consist of juice and still water. The problem for smaller children, however, are the straw and the packaging. The straw could mean risk of injury, the packaging is not suitable for very small children’s hands, as they may spill the juice if they grab too hard. Basically our school juices are ideal for children, but it should be noted that the juice contains natural sugars and fruit acids – excessive consumption in large quantities is therefore not recommended. An ideal alternative, by the way, are our 1l juices, which can be mixed with water to any individual taste.

What are the differences between directly pressed juice, fruit nectar and fruit concentrate?

Direct juice is especially high quality fruit juice which is obtained directly from the fruit and only contains the original ingredients of the processed fruit. A standardization of the product is impossible, certain variations in taste are inevitable ‐ or even welcome as an expression of natural individuality and diversity.

Fruit nectars contain an exactly defined proportion of fruit juice and/or fruit purée of at least 25%. Other ingredients are water and sugar. The fruit content varies depending on the variety. Some fruit varieties like our Bio Mango would be undrinkable as 100% fruit juice because the high amount of fruit pulp would make it too thick.

Fruit juice from concentrate is produced from concentrated fruit juice (i.e. juice with a highly reduced water content) which is restored to its original concentration by adding drinking water. This industrial production method allows the production of a highly standardized juice product with no variations in taste.

Are ingredients of animal origin used in the production process of our juices?

Our products are absolutely free of any substitutes, colours or flavours of animal origin and are therefore ideally suited for a vegan diet and lifestyle. Some of our products are already certified vegan. The V-label by the Austrian Vegan Society guarantees only herbal products along the entire value and production chain.

Why do not all our juices contain 100 % fruit content?

We make an effort to offer mainly pure, directly pressed juices. But fact is that there are some juices that already border on inedible as 100% juice. Pure Apricot, for example, is no juice rather purée. 100% apricot would not be drinkable rather spoon it from the glas. It is similar with the black currant.  100% black currant juice would be extremely sour and not very tasty. However, since we want our juices to be tasty and bought often, we adjust the fruit content in our recipes for optimum flavour.

What is a naturally cloudy juice?

Especially our bottled, unfiltered juices show clearly that they contain natural suspended solids derived from the fruit pulp, which settle on the bottom of the bottle. These suspended solids are an unmistakable characteristic of highest product quality, indicating that the juice was directly pressed and not filtered. Unfiltered apple juice is therefore opaque. For optimum enjoyment, we recommend to simply shake our naturally cloudy juices before serving.

Do Höllinger juices contain allergen?

We guarantee, our juices do not contain any allergen.

Organic Sprizz in the aluminium can - why?

Why do we sell our delicious Organic Sprizz in aluminum cans? A legitimate question and a question that is asked very often. We have been thinking about it for a long time. But for the following reasons we have chosen this packaging.

The can carries the following features:

- Environmental compatibility
- practical
- Product protection
- BPA (bisphenol A) free

The most part of the beverage cans can be recycled completely and as often as they like. In addition, the cans are made of very little material and are therefore extremely light. As we export the cans worldwide, transport therefore plays a major role. Because of their practical size, many more units fit in a truck than other packaging solutions. This protects the environment over long transport routes.

Furthermore, cans are simply extremely practical. Many consumers stay away from glass bottles because they are fragile and do not like to be taken in the bag. Whether during sports, in the car or on the go for quick refreshment, the can is very practical.

Another important feature is product protection. The can protects the drink from light and oxygen. Due to the impermeability, the drinks in the can are much longer lasting. Even after 24 months (stored under normal conditions) our Bio Sprizz still have a unique taste - and we do not use any preservatives.

And now for the last important point: BPA free. Although beverage cans coated with BPA-containing materials continue to be a safe packaging, we have decided to change our cans as well. An alternative coating material (commonly referred to as "BPA non-intent") is used in our Bio Sprizz cans. The paints are not produced with BPA fabrics.

Unfortunately, the right packaging does not exist. We have to compromise and choose the best we can. We hope you understand that!

What can be the effects of sugar in the juice?

Human studies of the Universities of Hohenheim and Kiel show that a glass of juice to a meal causes no weight gain. In addition, the juice significantly reduces the level of uric acid.

More gout and overweight - for some years, sugary drinks have been a pillar of these problems in the industrialized nations. Not only sweetened lemonades, but also fruit juices are affected. This is not justified, scientists from the universities of Kiel and Hohenheim in Stuttgart have now found out in two human studies. The regular consumption of orange juice can even lower the level of uric acid and thus counteract gout. Enjoyed with meals, the researchers were also unable to observe any increase in weight due to fruit juice. They therefore recommend one glass of fruit juice per day, as this naturally contains not only sugar, but also vitamins, polyphenols, minerals and fibers and thus represents a valuable supplement to the diet.

It was a change from Paulus to Saulus: Just a few years ago, fruit juices were considered healthy; today they are banished from some kindergartens and elementary schools. The reason: their high total sugar content, which can certainly keep pace with that of many sodas. For some nutritionists, they are therefore as unhealthy as cola drinks.

That's what Prof. Dr. Reinhold Carle from the University of Hohenheim and Prof. dr. Anja Bosy-Westphal from the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel want to verify. The nutritionists carried out two human studies, in which 26 young, healthy volunteers covered 20 percent of their daily energy needs for two weeks with either decaffeinated cola or orange juice.

"For the juice, most subjects were around 1.2 liters, for cola about one liter a day," explains Prof. Dr. med. Carle. In the sense of a so-called cross-over study, there was a leaching phase of one week for the participants after the first 14 days, then the orange drinkers switched to cola and vice versa.

Against gout: Orange juice lowers uric acid levels

In the first study, the focus was on how cola or orange juice affects uric acid, which is responsible for the increasing incidence of gout disease in industrialized countries. The result: "Even with this very high consumption, orange juice, in contrast to cola, did not affect the glucose metabolism, and the uric acid level was even significantly lowered," explains nutritionist Prof. Dr. med. Bosy-Westphal.

The reduction in uric acid level was most evident at higher baseline levels. "For the uric acid-lowering effect of orange juice is both the vitamin C intake by the juice and its content of flavonoids, especially hesperidin, into consideration," said the expert.

Because vitamin C promotes the excretion of uric acid, which is why the regular consumption of orange juice for the prevention of increased uric acid levels (hyperuricemia) could contribute. This effect had already been shown for hesperidin in animal experiments. "And if the crystallization of uric acid in joints and tissues is inhibited, this in turn can prevent the development of gout," concludes Prof. Dr. med. Bosy-Westphal.

Body Fat: No increase through juice at meals

In the second study, volunteers also covered 20 percent of their daily energy needs with orange juice - but this time they first consumed 400 milliliters of orange juice three times a day for two weeks, the other time they consumed the juice between meals.

"We were able to show that even this very high level of consumption had no negative effects on body weight - if the juice was not consumed in between, but was drunk for breakfast, lunch and dinner," reports Prof. Dr. med. Bosy-Westphal. "When consumed with food, the juice reduces and adapts spontaneous energy intake to the meal." However, when consumed between meals, the researchers found a slight increase in body fat.

Researchers recommend one glass of juice a day

Literary fruit juices against thirst would therefore also Prof. Dr. med. Carle and Prof. dr. Bosy-Westphal not recommend it, but that is not a common practice anyway: "The annual per capita consumption of orange juice in Germany is around 7.5 liters," explains Prof. Dr. med. Carle. "In contrast, about 75 liters of sodas are drunk. In contrast to sugar-sweetened soft drinks that adolescents and especially young men eat in quantities of up to half a liter daily, fruit juices are essentially not as a thirst quencher in between. "

According to the conclusion of the study results, fruit juice can not only be safely consumed in the usual amount of consumption, but can also be regarded as a valuable supplement to a meal. "Orange juice is a valuable source of potassium, folic acid and vitamin C. It contains bioactive substances such as carotenoids and polyphenols with good bioavailability", emphasizes Prof. Dr. med. Carle. "For example, a glass of fruit juice for breakfast can replace one of the DGE's recommended five servings of fruit and vegetables a day."

The German Society for Nutrition (DGE) recommends to consume 250 g of fruit daily - an amount that is less than 43 percent of Germans. Taking the fruit juice intake off the DGE recommendations would be 59 percent below recommended levels. "That would not make sense," says Prof. Dr. med. Carle. "As early as 2015, a study by the University of Hohenheim showed that the human body absorbs the valuable ingredients of orange much better from the orange juice than from the fruit."

Soure: yumda, 26.06.2018

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Do PET bottles really have such a bad life cycle assessment?

The PET bottle does not have the best reputation. However that is not fair. In the latest report published April 2019 from the agency c7-consult presents results of the life cycle assessment based on the ISO 14044 life cycle assessment for containers for typical branded products for drinks and detergents in Austria. The results of the investigation show that the PET bottles - the higher the recycled content - are better than other containers.

Results for lemonade in detail:

In the case of climate change, PET refillable bottles for lemonade are slightly ahead of the PET disposable bottle with 100% recycled content; in acidification and summer smog, however, they are behind this bottle and on the same with the PET disposable bottle with 50% recycled content. In the case of climate change, the glass returnable bottle and the PET disposable bottle with 50% rPET, each containing approx. 70 g CO2 equivalent. are astride. In the case of acidification and summer smog, the glass returnable bottle performs worse than all PET bottles. The aluminum can is usually behind the PET disposable and glass returnable bottles, but in front of the glass one-way bottle. In the case of summer smog, the aluminum can and the glass disposable bottle have the same result, while the water consumption is the same as glass returnable bottles and aluminum cans.

The glass disposable bottle is the most ecologically unfavorable container of all drinks.

Source: c7-consult sustainable performance, Life Cycle Assessment for packages made of PET and other materials, 09.04.2019, Roland Fehringer

The c7-consult report is intended to promote an objective-oriented dialogue on the ecological evaluation of the beverage containers analyzed on the basis of the current data basis. The results of the LCA were confirmed by an independent reviewer.

More details of the study results

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