Orange Juice! \"Plant Sterols\" - derived from peanut & soybean oils

Posted on: Wed, 08/11/2004 - 12:02pm
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I am new to this site, but I've read through quite a few of the posts tonight and could not find any on the issue of "plant sterols." I was shocked (understatement of the year -- I just about hyperventilated) when I was about to pour my daughter a glass of MinuteMaid Heartwise OJ that a friend had brought over. I honestly would not have thought to read the ingredients on it, if the friend had not said something about a funny flavor. Wondering if it was sweetened or something, I flipped the carton over and read the ingredients. It said it contains "plant sterols" which are derived from highly refined peanut and soybean oils. I did a little web research and read that many, many items are not containing "plant sterols" as they have been shown to lower cholesterol.

Does anyone else have any info on this? I just checked the MinuteMaid website and they list plant sterols in the ingredients, but they do not have the same warning on the website as they do on the carton.

Posted on: Wed, 08/11/2004 - 12:11pm
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Hi and welcome. Here is a link to where this was discussed.
[url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum4/HTML/000210.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum4/HTML/000210.html[/url]

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