One of my guilty pleasures is getting Jumex mango nectar. A Mexican origin product, it's actually pretty good, and relatively inexpensive. But recently, I noticed that the can has received a makeover. Now, since the can, sized for 12 ounce, already contains a shrunken 11.3 ounces, I doubt if the makeover is due to the infamous Grocery Shrink Ray
|The old can is to the left, the new to the right. The main change in information is the disappearance of the claim that mangos are a natural source of Vitamin A. |
|Indeed, looking at the RDA values, the old can used to claim 25% for vitamin A, and it went to 0% in the new can.|
How can there be a complete depletion of vitamin A content? Vitamin A is a group of compounds
that can be formed from the carotenoids of many yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, such as carrots (from which they are named). Mangos, being a yellow fruit, contain carotenoids
. Granted, the reformulated nectar also shrank from 30% juice to 21% juice. The ingredient list is more or less the same. Mystery upon mystery.
But aside from this, how did it taste? Well, the new stuff is thinner, sweeter - less fruity. More or less in line with the lowered juice content. Sadly, I think an old favorite is gone.
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