This pure sour cherry juice is Not from a concentrate, it has no sugar added, the juice is released from the cherries in a cold press, put in the kettle and brought to pasteurisation, bottled, sealed and cooled. Once the bottle is opened it needs to be refrigerated. Sour cherries are noted for anti inflammatory and antioxidant properties so sour cherry juice may help with the relief of pain due to arthritis. They also have a high natural level of Melatonin, so the juice can help give you a restful sleep, and the tartness of the juice comes from a natural acid in the cherries that works to break down uric acid crystals that cause gout. The Santa Fe Pure Sour Cherry juice has a very intense cherry flavor with a tart taste that can be added to smoothies, drank straight or mixed with your favourite beverage.