These are some of the questions we are asked about Biotta juices. Hopefully, they will answer some of the questions you have. If not, we’d love to hear from you (contact).

 Organic/Non-GMO Project

  • Are all Biotta juices USDA Organic?

    Yes, in addition to being Swiss organic and EU organic, all Biotta juices are now recognized as USDA organic as a result of the U.S.–Swiss organic equivalency agreement announced in July 2015.

  • What does it mean to be USDA Organic?

    Organic foods are made according to specific growing and production standards. The use of conventional non-organic pesticides, insecticides and herbicides is greatly restricted and avoided. Before a product can be labeled ‘organic,’ a Government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet organic standards. In addition, the manufacturing facility is carefully inspected to ensure strict standards are adhered to.

    Organic farming uses natural fertilizers and crop rotation to minimize insects and diseases and maximize the soil health. This reduces external influences that could compromise the purity of the harvest and eliminates synthetic pesticides, hormones and antibiotics. It places a strong focus on renewable resources and protecting the environment.

    Grown on more than 1,700 acres of chemical-, fertilizer- and toxic-free land, our vegetables and fruits are field-/vine-ripened and are processed in a strict, quality controlled manufacturing environment.

  • What does it mean to be Non-GMO Project Verified?

    GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals created through the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering). This experimental technology merges DNA from different species, creating non-natural combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.

    The Non-GMO Project is an independent, non-profit organization committed to preserving and building the non-GMO food supply, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. Their seal indicates that a product has gone through the verification process, which is an assurance that a product has been produced according to consensus-based best practices for GMO avoidance.

    All Biotta Juices are Non-GMO Project Verified.

About Biotta Juices

  • Many of your juices are good or excellent sources of Potassium. What are the benefits of Potassium?

    Many Biotta juices are an excellent or good source of Potassium.  Potassium is essential for the body’s growth and maintenance.

  • Are Biotta juices shelf stable?

    Biotta juices have a long shelf life. At any point prior to the “best before” date stated on the bottle, you can open a bottle of our organic vegetable or fruit juice and experience fresh-from-the-field flavor and nutritional value. Biotta juices are sealed in tamper-evident glass bottles and do not require refrigeration until opened. Because our juices do not contain preservatives, bottles that have been opened should be refrigerated and consumed within 7 days.

  • Biotta juices are never from concentrate. Why does this matter?

    Many companies manufacture their juice by dehydrating and condensing, which creates a “concentrated” juice product. To make “reconstituted juice,” either the consumer or the manufacturer needs to add water back in to dilute the concentrated juice.

    Often times sugars, flavors or preservatives are added to concentrated juice when it is reconstituted, making it a less-healthy alternative to 100% juice.

Drinking Biotta Juices

  • How much juice should I drink in order to receive the health benefits?

    The standard serving size, as defined by the FDA, is 8oz of juice (one cup).

    One to two cups of Biotta juices a day have been shown to have a significant impact on health and wellness. To learn more about the health benefits provided by each of our juices, visit one of our products pages by clicking on a bottle above. Remember, Biotta vegetable and fruit juices provide 1-2 servings of your daily recommended vegetables and/or fruits per bottle.

  • Are there any side effects to drinking beet juice?

    The dark carotenes of beet juice may give your urine and bowel movements a red color. This color change is harmless.

    Since beets are high in oxalates, people who tend to make oxalate kidney stones may want to avoid beet juice.

  • Why is there sometimes sediment at the bottom of the bottle? Is this safe to drink?

    Sediment contains many beneficial properties, such as phytonutrients – natural chemicals contained in plants, which have been scientifically proven to provide health benefits. In order to retain the highest possible quantity of vital nutrients, sediment is an essential part of the juice. For this reason, Biotta juices are not enhanced or clarified (sediment filtering). Sediment is a sign of juice in its natural state.

    Biotta recommends shaking the bottle vigorously before consuming.

Making Biotta Juices

  • What makes Biotta juices better?

    Biotta’s attention to quality throughout the manufacturing process is critical to delivering the best juice.

    We focus on one basic principle throughout our process: the fewer the processing steps and the lower the temperature, the higher the nutritional value of the juice.

    • First, we pick our vegetables and fruits at the peak of ripeness to ensure the highest quality ingredients.
    • Next, we decant the juice from the vegetables and fruits. Instead of pressing the juice, which can damage the nutrients, we use a gentle process of centrifugation to separate the juice from the mash.
    • Then, we put the juice into our proprietary production process. Our process excludes oxygen as much as possible, hindering oxidation and the resulting loss of vitamins.
    • We use a natural process of lactic acid fermentation in the production of our all-natural vegetable juices to maintain the premium quality of the juices while in storage.
    • Biotta juices are never from concentrate. They are processed without any water removal or reconstitution, producing a fresher tasting, better-for-you juice.
    • With pasteurization, we use a quick process and a low temperature to maintain quality and nutrients.
    • Our juice is packaged in 100% non-gas-permeable glass bottles. Glass provides the best product protection and prevents undesired external elements (oxygen) from permeating the product, resulting in the best vitamin retention.
  • What is the difference between pressing and decanting?

    Rather than pressing the juice, which can damage the vegetable or fruit and its nutrients, Biotta uses decanting. This short process of centrifugation is used to gently remove the liquid from the vegetable or fruit. Decanting allows maximum nutrition to be maintained in all of Biotta’s juices.

  • Some of your juices are lacto-fermented. What does that mean?

    The process of fermentation allows foods to safely stay edible longer. Lactobacillus bacteria are present on the surface of all plants and have the ability to convert sugars into lactic acid. These bacteria convert lactose or other sugars quickly and easily to lactic acid, which is a natural preservative that inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria.

    Beyond preservation advantages, lacto-fermentation also increases or maintains the vitamin and enzyme levels, as well as digestibility, of the fermented food.

  • How does the pasteurization process affect the juices?

    Biotta’s gentle pasteurization method heats the juice quickly and at a lower temperature, and then cools it down immediately, allowing for greater retention of nutrients while killing harmful pathogens, like E. coli. The longer the pasteurization process and the higher the temperature, the greater the damage to the juice and the vitamins it contains. Because of that, our juices are pasteurized at an average temperature of 198° F, while many other juices are sterilized at over 250° F.

    Juices that are unpasteurized have a shorter shelf life and are more susceptible to being contaminated by harmful microorganisms.

  • Why does Biotta use glass bottles?

    Glass is completely tasteless and provides the best product protection and ensures non-gas-permeability. This means external, undesired elements (such as oxygen) cannot get into the product, and nothing is able to escape from the bottle (flavor). This allows for full retention of flavor, content and aroma. With glass bottling, there is no migration of packaging materials into the product, as can happen with plastic or aluminum, having negative effects on product quality.