Not all pineapple juice is created equal. I discovered that when I gathered my ingredients to make a Coconut Milk Smoothie this afternoon.
As you hurriedly grab a jar of pineapple juice off the grocery store shelf, you read organic 100% juice on the label and off you go... as I did. Now look more closely. The R.W. Knudsen brand states Juice From Concentrate and its ingredients include: FILTERED WATER (SUFFICIENT TO CONCENTRATE), ORGANIC PINEAPPLE JUICE CONCENTRATE, NATURAL GUMS (GUAR, XANTHAN AND SODIUM ALGINATE GUMS). The Lakewood brand states Not from Concentrate and its ingredients are plain and simple: FRESH PRESSED JUICE AND PUREE (FIBER) FROM WHOLE RIPE CERTIFIED ORGANIC PINEAPPLES. Lakewood has my vote with less processing and no extra ingredients.