Question by curious_inquisitor: How much acai berry juice is in a bottle of Mona Vie original?
I heard that Mona Vie has 19 different fruits and is 80% juice. But how much of that is acai berry juice?
Answer by daffyd
Here’s the wiki on the snake-oil that all the fuss is about ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MonaVie )
Here’s a list of ingredients from ( http://www.acai-berry.com/content/monavie-pulse-faqs.html )
Ingredients: Exclusive blend of acai (freeze-dried powder, puree), reconstituted fruit juice blend (concord grape blend, pineapple, apple, prickly pear, pomegranate, elderberry, yumberry, bilberry, blackberry, blueberry, cherry, cranberry, raspberry, aronia), puree fruit blend (acerola, strawberry, cupuacu, camu camu), plant sterols (emulsified with corn syrup solids, polyglycerol esters of fatty acids, gum acacia), Apple Phyto-Phenolics® (polyphenol blend), omega-3 (cranberry seed oil), resveratrol, natural flavors, potassium sorbate (preservative), sodium benzoate (preservative), citric acid.
Supposedly, the ingredients are to be listed in order of predominance – a regulation not always strictly adhered to.
The argument is moot for me; I refuse to pay vintage burgundy prices for a juice that is no more or less healthy than broccoli or blueberries.
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