Finally, cranberry juice giant Ocean Spray (booth #2051) was also hoping to make a splash with its new PACt waters (MSRP $1.69), which are rolling out this month in California and Nevada, and contain 80mg of PACs (proanthocyanidins extracted from cranberries) per 16 fl oz serving, 2g sugar from agave nectar and 10 calories (they are sweetened primarily with monk fruit and stevia extract).
But wouldn’t you be better off just drinking cranberry juice?
If you prefer, said the company, but PACt offers a lower calorie option designed with hydration and refreshment in mind that still contains the same amount of PACs as a serving of its core cranberry juice cocktail, which has been shown in clinical studies to reduce a risk factor for urinary tract infections in women (the mechanism thought responsible is the ability of PACs to inhibit E. coli bacteria attaching to the bladder wall).
The ingredients: Purified water, cranberry extract, agave nectar, natural flavors, sea salt, monk fruit extract, stevia extract.
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