(NewsUSA) – With more and more people becoming health-conscious these days, there’s a nationwide trend headed in the direction of organic. All it takes is a walk through the aisles of your local grocery stores to notice a variety of organic cereals, meats, fruits and vegetables. Not to mention the organic teas and juices that abound.

According to the Food Marketing Institute, natural and organic food sales in the United States have nearly tripled over the past decade. Research by the Organic Trade Association has shown that sales of organic beverages increased nearly 20 percent in 2003.

One of the reasons many health-conscious consumers are making the switch is to avoid substitutes for natural sugars such as high-fructose corn syrup, which can be found in an abundance of products.

Registered Dietician Amy Bragagnini recommends Old Orchard Organic teas and juices to her patients because the products use certified organic ingredients, are preservative-free and contain no artificial dyes or coloring. They also work great in recipes as an easy way to get extra vitamin C and antioxidants, she says.

Here are two recipes using Old Orchard Organic Red Raspberry juice, one of several premium organic juices in the line:

Copper River Salmon with Raspberry Relish

Serving Size: Makes 4 servings


  • 4 8-oz. salmon steaks 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 fresh lemon


Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place steaks on roasting pan. Brush with butter, and squeeze on lemon juice. Roast for 7 minutes. Serve with raspberry relish (see recipe below).

Raspberry Relish

1/2 cup Old Orchard Organic 100% Red Raspberry juice

1/2 cup peach vinegar

1 cup sugar or Splenda

1/2 cup honey

1 cup red onions, minced

3 cloves garlic

1 Tbsp. ginger, minced

1 Tbsp. coriander, crushed

1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes

5 cups fresh raspberries

Bring juice, sugar or Splenda, honey, onions and garlic to a simmer in a non-aluminum pot. Add ginger and spices, continue to simmer for 5 minutes. Add fresh raspberries and simmer for 7 minutes. Let cool, and serve with salmon or grilled chicken.

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