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KEY INGREDIENTS

Vegetable juices

We use a wide variety of vegetables to create our delicious blends. Our quality carrot juice is mainly from California, other vegetables including spinach, beet, and yellow carrot juice are sourced from farmers in North America when seasonally available. Our sweet potatoes and purple carrots are sourced internationally.

Fruit juices

We use nearly 20 different types of fruit including apple, grape, mango puree, kiwi, strawberry and many more to add natural sweetness and create uniquely flavored juices. These juices are sourced within the U.S. and internationally for optimal flavor.

Green tea

We use caffeine from green tea extract to provide the energy boost to V8 +Energy beverages.

INGREDIENTS FOR FLAVOR


We select ingredients to add unique flavors to V8 +Energy. Many of these are commonly used, but others you may not be familiar with.  We’ve explained some of these here.  

Sucralose

Sucralose adds sweetness and flavor without increasing added sugars or calories. Although sucralose does not occur naturally, it is safe to use in all food products.

Citric acid

Citric acid occurs naturally in many fruits and vegetables such as oranges, lemons, limes, and tomatoes. We add it for tartness and to control the acidity of our products to ensure product safety. The citric acid we use is derived from either sugar beet or corn crops that may be grown from genetically modified seeds. This is the only ingredient in V8 +Energy that is derived from genetically modified seeds.

Malic acid

We add it for tartness and flavor and to maintain the safety of our products. Although naturally-occurring in many fruits and vegetables such as apples and grapes, the malic acid we use is manufactured.

Natural flavors

The natural flavors used in V8 +Energy are derived from fruits and vegetables.

OTHER INGREDIENTS


Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)

Ascorbic acid is another name for vitamin C. It occurs naturally in many foods and we add it to replace the naturally-occurring vitamin C that may be lost during preparing and cooking the juice. It is considered an antioxidant.

B vitamins

We add a variety of B vitamins to V8 +Energy beverages because of their recognized role in supporting energy metabolism.

PACKAGING

We choose packaging for our V8 juices which is both appealing and environmentally-friendly.

We make some of our V8 +Energy in aluminum cans.  These cans are recyclable and contain on average around 70% recycled material.  The inside of these cans are coated with a thin layer of plastic to separate the juice and the metal. This keeps the juice safe and preserves its nutritional value. Often this lining contains a substance called bisphenol A or BPA.

In March 2016, we announced plans to transition to non-BPA can linings and coatings and started shipping cans with linings made from acrylic or polyester. We expect this transition to be complete by mid-2017. We understand that some people would prefer to avoid BPA and have many of our V8 +Energy beverages are in packaging which doesn’t use the substance.

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