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Cranberry juice is not only delicious, but also packed with nutrients and health benefits. Ocean Spray is a leading producer of cranberry juice, and their juices are made with 100% cranberries. But, is Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice vegan?
All flavors of Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice are vegan because they don’t contain any ingredients derived from animals.
Below is a table showing Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice flavors and its vegan status.
|100% Grapefruit Juice||Vegan.|
|100% Juice Cranberry||Vegan.|
|100% Juice Cranberry Cherry||Vegan.|
|100% Juice Cranberry Concord Grape||Vegan.|
|100% Juice Cranberry Elderberry||Vegan.|
|100% Juice Cranberry Mango||Vegan.|
|100% Juice Cranberry Pineapple||Vegan.|
|100% Juice Cranberry Pomegranate||Vegan.|
|100% Juice Cranberry Raspberry||Vegan.|
|100% Juice Cranberry Watermelon||Vegan.|
|100% Juice Ruby Red Grapefruit Blend||Vegan.|
|Cranberry Juice Cocktail||Vegan.|
|Cranberry Juice Cocktail with Calcium||Vegan.|
|Cranberry Juice Cocktail with Lime||Vegan.|
|Cran•Apple Cranberry Apple Juice Drink||Vegan.|
|Cran•Cherry Cranberry Cherry Juice Drink||Vegan.|
|Cran•Grape Grape Cranberry Juice Drink||Vegan.|
|Cran•Lemonade Cranberry Lemonade Juice Drink||Vegan.|
|Cran•Mango Cranberry Mango Juice Drink||Vegan.|
|Cran•Pineapple Cranberry Pineapple Juice Drink||Vegan.|
|Cran•Pomegranate Cranberry Pomegranate Juice Drink||Vegan.|
|Cran•Raspberry Cranberry Raspberry Juice Drink||Vegan.|
|Cran•Tropical Cranberry Tropical Juice Drink||Vegan.|
|Cran•Watermelon Cranberry Watermelon Juice Drink||Vegan.|
|Diet Cranberry Juice Drink||Vegan.|
|Diet Cranberry Juice Drink with Lime||Vegan.|
|Diet Cran•Apple® Cranberry Apple Juice Drink||Vegan.|
|Diet Cran•Blackberry Cranberry Blackberry Juice Drink||Vegan.|
|Diet Cran•Cherry Cranberry Cherry Juice Drink||Vegan.|
|Diet Cran•Grape Cranberry Grape Juice Drink||Vegan.|
|Diet Cran•Lemonade Cranberry Lemonade Juice Drink||Vegan.|
|Diet Cran•Mango Cranberry Mango Juice Drink||Vegan.|
|Diet Cran•Pineapple Juice Drink||Vegan.|
|Diet Cran•Pomegranate Cranberry Pomegranate Juice Drink||Vegan.|
|Diet Cran•Raspberry Cranberry Raspberry Juice Drink||Vegan.|
|Diet Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice Drink||Vegan.|
|Frutas Frescas Cranberry Lemon Raspberry||Vegan.|
|Frutas Frescas Cranberry Pineapple Passion Fruit||Vegan.|
|Frutas Frescas Cranberry Raspberry Pear||Vegan.|
|Growing Goodness Cranberry Apple Peach Flavor||Vegan.|
|Growing Goodness Cranberry Blueberry Raspberry Flavor||Vegan.|
|Growing Goodness Cranberry Cherry Orange Flavor||Vegan.|
|Growing Goodness Cranberry Strawberry Kiwi Flavor||Vegan.|
|Immunity Cranberry Blueberry Acai||Vegan.|
|Kirkland Signature Cranberry Premium 100% Juice||Vegan.|
|Light Cranberry & Concord Grape flavored Juice Drink||Vegan.|
|Light Cranberry & Raspberry flavored Juice Drink||Vegan.|
|Light Cranberry Juice Drink||Vegan.|
|Pink Cranberry Juice Cocktail||Vegan.|
|Pure Tart Cherry||Vegan.|
|Pure White Grapefruit||Vegan.|
|Revitalize Cranberry Pineapple||Vegan.|
|Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice Drink||Vegan.|
|White Cranberry Juice Drink||Vegan.|
|White Cran•Peach White Cranberry and Peach Juice Drink||Vegan.|
|White Cran•Strawberry® White Cranberry and Strawberry Juice Drink||Vegan.|
Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice Ingredients
Below is a list of some of the most important ingredients from all the flavors that I could find.
- Cranberry juice
- Natural Flavors
- Gum Arabic
- Ester Gum
- Fumaric Acid
- Ascorbic Acid
As always I’ve highlighted the ingredients that we need to take a closer look at.
Sugar in itself is vegan because it does not contain any ingredients derived from animals. However, there can be a problem regarding the production process of refined cane sugar for vegans. The sugar is most often refined before used in candy and in this process the sugar is also bleached.
A common bleaching method is to use bone char from dead cows and exploiting animals in the production process does not align with veganism. This have had many vegans upset and leading them to stay away from sugar. The source of the sugar rarely disclosed on the ingredients label and if you want to be sure then you should contact the company.
The second questionable ingredient in Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice is natural flavors and for good reasons. It’s an umbrella, meaning that it often consists of several ingredients and the source of these ingredients are not disclosed on the ingredients label.
So the source could be from animals and this would make the ingredient non-vegan. In juice it’s very are this ingredient would be non-vegan, but it’s important to make vegan aware of the issue with natural flavors.
It’s amazing that all flavors of Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice are vegan. Even tho it contains some questionable ingredients, these juices are healthy and safe for vegans to consume.
Thanks for reading, take care!