0

votes

Concentrated juice

Answered on January 28, 2014
Created January 27, 2014 at 7:56 PM

For the reason of efficient shipping, often only the meat of fruit is transported, and water is added again at the destination. This is then found as 'from concentrated juice' on the label. I'm wondering if any nutrients get lost in this process.. Any ideas?

  • 1550fdae7f9d7c610db02c91d12da182

    asked by

    (0)
  • Views
    1.5K
  • Last Activity
    1630D AGO
Frontpage book

Get FREE instant access to our Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!

3 Answers

0
543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on January 28, 2014
at 09:22 AM

"...often only the meat of fruit is transported, and water is added again at the destination"...not sure what you are talking about there, but i don't think that describes juice concentrate (concentrated juice).

just looking at the wiki for orange juice, here are a few quotes,

"It is made by squeezing the fresh orange, by drying and later re-hydrating the juice, or by concentration of the juice and later adding water to the concentrate"

"Frozen concentrated orange juice: Commercial squeezed orange juice is pasteurized and filtered before being evaporated under vacuum and heat. After removal of most of the water, this concentrated juice, about 65% sugar by weight, is then stored at about 10 °F (−12 °C). Essences, Vitamin C, and oils extracted during the vacuum concentration process may be added back to restore flavor.(see additives, below).

When water is added to freshly thawed concentrated orange juice, it is said to be reconstituted.[5]"

0
543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on January 28, 2014
at 09:19 AM

"...often only the meat of fruit is transported, and water is added again at the destination"...not sure what you are talking about there, but i don't think that describes juice concentrate.

just looking at the wiki for orange juice, here are a few quotes,

"It is made by squeezing the fresh orange, by drying and later re-hydrating the juice, or by concentration of the juice and later adding water to the concentrate"

"Frozen concentrated orange juice: Commercial squeezed orange juice is pasteurized and filtered before being evaporated under vacuum and heat. After removal of most of the water, this concentrated juice, about 65% sugar by weight, is then stored at about 10 °F (−12 °C). Essences, Vitamin C, and oils extracted during the vacuum concentration process may be added back to restore flavor.(see additives, below).

When water is added to freshly thawed concentrated orange juice, it is said to be reconstituted.[5] The product was developed in 1948 at the University of Florida's Citrus Research and Education Center. Since, it has emerged as a commodity product, and futures contracts have traded in New York since 1966. Options on FCOJ were introduced in 1985. From the late 1950s to the mid-1980s, the product had the greatest orange juice market share, but not-from-concentrate juices surpassed FCOJ in the 1980s.[6]"

0
Medium avatar

on January 28, 2014
at 07:34 AM

The longer anything is off the tree/bush the more nutrients get lost, with the possible exception of fermented/sprouted goods etc. It doesn't matter though in this case because any packaged fruit juice with a label will contain a lot of sugar and is best avoided in my opinion. If you want juice, get a juicer and juice your own, it's fun, tastes so much more fresh, and you can incorporate veggies to keep the sugar down.

Answer Question


Get FREE instant access to our
Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!