What does orange juice ‘from concentrate’ mean?

Monday 1st August 2011
Uploaded by: mstaple
Asked by: JULIE MCFARLANE, BY EMAIL

At the manufacturing stage, when juice from oranges has been extracted and the pulp removed, the product is processed into two forms: not-from-concentrate (NFC) or bulk frozen concentrated orange juice (FCOJ). ‘From concentrate’ means that all the excess water from the oranges is removed, yielding a product seven times more concentrated than the initial juice. Compressing and then freezing the orange juice allows more efficient packaging and transportation. Water is then added in again before it is sold.

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