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What Is 'Fruit Concentrate,' Anyway? And Is It Good For You?

The mystery ingredient pops up in a lot of household favorites, but its nutrition level depends on how it's used.

Fruit concentrate is made by removing the water from fruit. It's an added ingredient in many food products, from orange juice to granola bars. Source: Joy Ho for NPR

If you look in your cupboard and start reading nutrition labels on your favorite box of granola or your gummy vitamins, there's a good chance you'll notice a popular ingredient: fruit concentrate.

"Fruit concentrate is not really something I thought about," says Wendy Rae Little via Twitter. She is a blogger living in Belle Vernon, Pa. But once Little started going through her pantry

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