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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Single Strength Juice

A number of types of fruit juice are produced on a commercial basis. These are primarily defined by the post-extraction processing.

Single-strength direct juice is technically the simplest an undergoes no concentration.

Single strength direct juice can be produced on a very small scale, for immediate consumption in cafes, etc or packed without heat treatment for consumption within a few hours.

Single-strength juice may be sold without heat treatment but shelf life is very short.

Single-strength direct juice is also produced on a full commercial scale for much wider distribution. Preservation is necessary by pasteurization or by in container or UHT sterilization.

Most conventionally processed single-strength apple juice is heat treated. In small scale operations the juice is cold filled into bottles and heated in a water bath.

Single strength juice freezing and storage in a low oxygen environment can maintain fresh character as well or better than any other process.

Single-strength direct juice is primarily a consumer product and the high costs of transport and storage has tended to restrict its role in international commerce.

The chilled single-strength orange juice has limited shelf life and requires installation of expensive refrigerated tanks.

The consumer preference is increasing towards single-strength chilled juice. The necessity for food safety and quality requires pasteurization of juice before packaging and distribution.
Single Strength Juice

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