Frequently Asked Questions
What are some other uses for Italian Volcano® Lemon Juice (such as cleaning) ?
- Whiten, Soften, and Freshen Clothes – For the brightest whites from bed linens, towels, white shirts to favorite summer clothes; just add ¼ cup of Italian Volcano® Lemon juice to wash cycle instead of bleach. Be sure to use on white cotton items only.
- Clean and Fresh Room – Just blend 3 parts water, 1 part white table vinegar and 1 part Italian Volcano® Lemon juice in a spray bottle and use to clean, deodorize, and gently sanitize your home, car, office or bathroom, quickly and safely. This works great for porcelain and stainless steel, but don’t use it on marble surfaces.
- Bug Bites – Take the itch out with a few teaspoons of Italian Volcano® Lemon juice. Mix baking soda with the lemon juice to create a paste, and apply directly to the bite. Alternately, soak in a tub of lukewarm water, lemon juice and baking soda to soothe skin. This also works well for poison ivy or acne prone skin. Make sure to consult with your doctor first if you have sensitive skin.
- Microwave Steam Clean – Fill a microwave safe bowl with water, ½ cup Italian Volcano® Lemon juice, and heat on high for 3 minutes, allowing steam to build. Let rest for 1 minute, then carefully remove bowl. Using cloth or paper towel, dip into hot lemon mixture and wipe entire microwave inside and out, including heating plate (with caution). Repeat whenever odors or splatters abound.
What is the pH acidity level for your Italian Volcano® Lemon juice?
Italian Volcano® Lemon juice is batch produced and the pH acidity range is from 2 to 3.
Are your products a part of a healthy diet?
Yes, Italian Volcano® juices are a good source of vitamin C. Among all citrus, blood oranges, are the richest in vitamin C, with almost twice the levels of the average for navel oranges. In addition, the red pigments in the pulp contain flavonoids called anthocyanins which are free radical scavengers and act as powerful anti-oxidants. We have also been mentioned in the Maker’s Diet book.
Are your products kosher? Who certifies them?
Where can I purchase your products?
Dream Foods products can be found in grocery stores such as Whole Foods, Vons, and online at www.mybrands.com. For a detailed list and search please go to Where to Buy. If you don’t see one of our products on your grocer’s shelves, please recommend our products to the store manager so they can order and stock them for your convenience. You can also contact us directly by clicking on Contact Us.
Where can I find recipes?
Is your packaging recyclable?
Our juice products that are packaged in glass and plastic containers can be recycled through your local recycling centers. Also, there are redemption values on certain items and redemption information is printed on the labels of eligible bottles.
What do the words “not-from-concentrate” mean?
“Not-from-concentrate” means that our juices have not been reconstituted with water. Our juices come from 100% certified organic blood oranges, tangerines, lemons and limes. In order to secure the freshest flavor possible, the citrus is squeezed immediately after harvest and pasteurized giving the product a longer shelf-life. The juices are then shipped immediately to the United States to ensure their freshness for your consumption.
Why is the red color of Italian Volcano® Orange Juice special?
Italian Volcano® Orange Juice has a red or violet color that develops inside the oranges. This color means two things. First, it means that the flavor can have berry overtones, and the overall taste is flavorful and feels less acidic. Second, this red color contains antioxidants, so they are great for your health, especially during winter when the cold and flu season requires your immune system to be in top condition.
How are Italian blood oranges different from other blood oranges?
Italian blood oranges are different from other blood oranges because they grow in a special region of Eastern Sicily near the Mt. Etna volcano where they benefit from the rich volcanic soil and cool ocean breezes. The European Union has recognized this region as a special zone of production for red oranges with the “Indicazione Geografica Protetta.” While there are some varieties of blood oranges which are grown in the United States, the Tarocco and Sanguinello varieties which are considered to be the best oranges in Italy due to their size, red color and sweet juice, are extremely difficult to find outside of Italy.
Does Italian Volcano® Orange Juice have the same amount of Vitamin C as regular orange juice?
It has more! The red pigmentation of the blood orange contains a higher concentration of Vitamin C than a regular orange. A glass of Italian Volcano® Orange Juice can have twice the Vitamin C as a glass of regular orange juice, according to the Italian National Health Institute.
Are your juices pasteurized?
Yes, we pasteurize all our juice products to ensure that they are safe for consumers. This heating process eliminates the possibility of harmful bacteria. Incidentally, we have added the word “pasteurized” to our labels. Please remember to refrigerate after opening to maintain freshness.
Do your juices, lemonade or limeade have added sugar?
There is no sugar added to any of our juices nor do we add any concentrated sweeteners. The lemonade and limeade have organic glucose-fructose syrup or dehydrated organic rice syrup.
How long can I store your drinks?
You can find the expiration date on the top of every bottle cap. Once opened, the juices should be capped and refrigerated, and may be kept up to a week or 10 days.
I have many allergies. Are there any common allergens in Italian Volcano® products?
Italian Volcano® products and the factory in which they are produced contain none of the following allergens: Gluten, Dairy, Apples, Corn, Soy, Sesame, Tomatoes or Nuts.
Does the color of Italian Volcano® Orange Juice change naturally?
Since the Italian Volcano® Orange Juice is organic and made without dyes or preservatives, it is natural for the color to change over time. The color can vary from cinnamon to raspberry. The juice and great flavor will last until the expiration date.
What makes Volcano Lemon Burst® and Volcano Lime Burst® taste better than other juices available in plastic squeeze bottles?
Our Volcano Lemon Burst® and Volcano Lime Burst® are made without additives or preservatives, and they come from ORGANIC LEMONS and are produced with NOT-FROM-CONCENTRATE juice. The fresh flavor is retained due to their specially patented caps, which contain essential oils. This cap is filled with oils taken from the lemon rind, which adds a natural zest, just like freshly picked citrus. A little bit of oil comes out with every squeeze, unlike any other bottled juices.
Why are using Volcano Lemon Burst® and Volcano Lime Burst® better than squeezing fresh lemons or limes?
Do Volcano Lemon and Lime Burst® have any added sugar?