Some of the potential benefits of drinking cranberry juice include heart disease reduction, improved stomach health, and a better immune system. Despite these potential benefits, does cranberry juice also contain an often unwanted ingredient in form of red dye?
This article will specifically inform you whether cranberry juice has red dye by reviewing the ingredients of several popular cranberry juice brands. Here is what we found…
Cranberry Juice & Red Dye
The table below reflects various cranberry juice brands, their ingredients, and whether they have red dye.
You can determine if cranberry juice has red dye by reviewing its ingredients on the label. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that manufacturers disclose dyes when used. This includes synthetic (man-made) dyes and dyes from natural sources.
All cranberry juice products listed have no synthetic red dye. Furthermore, most juices have no added coloring. The products that do have coloring are colored from natural sources like vegetable juice.
|Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice Cocktail||Colored With Vegetable Concentrate||Filtered Water, Cranberry Juice (Water, Cranberry Juice Concentrate), Sugar, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Vegetable Concentrate for Color.|
|R.W. Knudsen Just Cranberry||No||Filtered Water (Sufficient To Reconstitute), Cranberry Juice Concentrate.|
|Lakewood Organic Pure Cranberry Juice||No||Organic Cranberry Juice|
|Tropicana Cranberry Juice||No||Filtered Water, Sugar, Cranberry Juice Concentrate, Grape Juice Concentrate, Natural Flavors, Citric Acid, and Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C).|
|Langers All Cranberry 100% Juice||No||Cranberry Juice From Concentrate (Filtered Water and Cranberry Juice Concentrate).|
|Apple & Eve Cranberry Blend||Vegetable Extract For Color||Apple Juice (Filtered Water, Apple Juice Concentrate), Cranberry Juice (Filtered Water, Cranberry Juice Concentrate), Pear Juice (Filtered Water, Pear Juice Concentrate), Vegetable Extract (Color), Citric Acid (Provides Tartness), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C).|
|Field Day Organic Cranberry Juice||No||Filtered Water, Organic Cranberry Juice, Organic Cranberry Juice Concentrate.|
|Welch’s Cranberry Juice Cocktail||No||Filtered Water, High-Fructose Corn Syrup, Cranberry Juice From Concentrate (Filtered Water, Cranberry Juice Concentrate), Grape Juice From Concentrate (Filtered Water, Grape Juice Concentrate), Natural Flavor, Citric Acid (For Tartness), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C).|
|Great Value Cranberry Juice Cocktail||Colored with Vegetable Juice||Water, Cranberry Juice From Concentrate (Water, Cranberry Juice Concentrate), Sugar, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Vegetable Juice (For Color).|
|365 Whole Foods Organic Pure Cranberry 100 % Juice||No||Filtered Water, Organic Cranberry Juice, Organic Cranberry Juice Concentrate.|
|Kroger 100% Cranberry Juice||No||Grape, Cranberry And Apple Juices From Concentrate (Filtered Water, Grape, Cranberry And Apple Juice Concentrates), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Natural Flavors.|
Ingredients can change at any time. The product label will provide the most accurate and up-to-date ingredient information for cranberry juice.