In fruit juice what does concentrate mean?!

Question: In fruit juice what does concentrate mean!?
In the supermarket there are two types of fruit juice!.
One says 100% from concentrate (cheaper one)
and the other says
100% orange or apple (real juice) and you can taste the difference!.

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'From concentrate' means that the water has been removed, the resulting 'concentration' has been frozen, and shipped over here (or anywhere - I just so happen to be in the UK)!. When it reaches the country where it's to be sold, it's 'reconstituted' (i!.e!. the water is put back) and it's put into cartons!.

By law, a carton of juice has to be marked: -

From concentrate
Partially from concentrate (if it's a mixture of juices)
Or not from concentrate

Now, even though they claim that a portion (250ml) of 'from concentrate' juice counts as one of your '5-a-day', in truth the act of reconstitution does leech out a lot of the goodness so, if I ever have to drink 'from concentrate' juice, I never count it!.

Juice marked as 'not from concentrate' (e!.g!. Tropicana) is the fruit squeezed, the juice pasteurised and then cartoned, usually in its country of origin!. A NFC juice is, by definition, better for you than one marked as being from concentrate!. The only thing that is removed, is the pulp (unless the carton is marked 'with juicy bits' or similar)!.

Yes NFC juice costs about 5 times as much as 'from concentrate' but it's *FAR* better for you!.

I never drink 'from concentrate' juice!. In my fridge at the moment, I have a carton of M&S organic Florida pink grapefruit juice and a carton of innocent blackberry, raspberry and boysenberry smoothie (innocent has recently had its stuff 'reclassified' as containing *TWO* portions of fruit per 250ml)!.

Much of innocent's fruit is also FairTrade (even though their cartons don't carry the FairTrade logo, they do pay a premium for their fruit)!. I always buy FairTrade wherever and whenever possible!.

I'm not saying that FC juice is 'bad' it just isn't as good for you as NFC!.

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Juice has water in it!. If they wanted to ship or store the juice, then the water is just extra weight and volume, so they concentrate it by removing the water!. When it gets to where it is going, they add water to bring it back to the normal level!.

The concentration process can affect the flavor, and the rehydration process can also affect the flavor!. Juice that isn't from concentrate will cost more because they've had to ship and handle all of the water from the grove to your grocer!. I don't buy much juice, but I usually buy frozen concentrate and add my own water for the convenience, or freshly squeezed juice for imediate consumption when I want quality!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

In "concentrate" you got concentrate more on the "concentrate" jk!

But anyways in "concentrate" they usually add sugar or water to it with some of the fruit juice!.

In the 100% ones is should be pure!.

Read the ingredients if you don't trust the labels!.

Nutritionists suggest you drink more 100% then concentrated juices!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Concentrate means the original juice had all the water removed including liquid essences, and subsequently restored to a fluid form by adding water again!.!. this made it much cheaper to transport quantities to the markets throughout the world!. and then reconstituted there!. and bottled etc!.!.!. Original fruit juice that has not been reconstituted this way, has cost more to get to your supermarket or store, but is much the nicer , but as you say costs a bit more!.!.!. The choice is yours!.!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

The type from concentrate has the water removed for shipping, then added agian before it is packaged!. You can purchase the concentrate as well!. Juice that is not from concentrate never has water removed or added, and is usually more expensive because of the cost of shipping it!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

The concentrate has had all the water removed (usually in one country) then water added (usually in another)!. It is cheaper and not as nice tasting as fresh juice!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Factories receive solid blocks of concentrate, which as others have said has had its water removed and preservatives like sugar added!. They then dilute it just as we dilute cordial and put it in cartons!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

im not sure but i think concetrate is like when they add more say orange then water idk not sureWww@FoodAQ@Com

concentrate means water added in a different country i think!?Www@FoodAQ@Com

the one not made from concentrate is better for u its 100% the real thingWww@FoodAQ@Com

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