Here’s a fact about me. I’ve never been much of a tea or coffee person and I rarely have either of them for breakfast. I much prefer a glass of juice and therefore there’s always a carton in my fridge. One brand that I’ve been loving recently is B Natural from ITC Foods and I was actually introduced to it by my mom. She tried the Pomegranate Juice somewhere and came back and told me how tasty and ‘real’ it was. On our next monthly grocery shopping day, we came back with couple of cartons of B Natural’s Pomegranate and Mango Juice. And I’ve been hooked on to them since.
B Natural Range
Why do I like these juices? Because they are made from fruit and not from concentrate. When part of the water, is taken out from the fruit juice or pulp by heating, it becomes a concentrate. B Natural, ITC says, is made directly from pulp and not from concentrate. And therefore, you get that fresh fruit flavor in your juice. The brand also says that the juices contain “no synthetic colors, artificial flavors or added preservatives“. I cannot check those claims but I can say that they taste really good.
The brand sent me a hamper few days back for Diwali containing four variants – Litchi, Pomegranate, Guava and Mango. Pomegranate used to be my favorite earlier but Litchi is on top now. It may sound very cliched but I’ll still say it. I really feel like I’m having a fruit when I’m drinking these juices. They are not extra sweet, they are rich in flavours and are very refreshing. The packaging is also quite special says ITC. The juices are packaged in 6-layer Tetra Pak cartons. These cartons “protect the contents from environmental conditions and preserve their nutritional value, so one can experience the goodness in its entirety“.
If you have kids at home, a fun way to ensure they get their dose of nutrition is to make fruit juice popsicles. Just pour any B Natural juice into ice-pop molds, sweeten it with a little honey or maple syrup, if you like. Squeeze in a tiny bit of lemon juice, freeze overnight and serve. You can also stir up tasty mocktails with these juices. Check the website for recipes.
This post is written in collaboration with ITC B Natural