1.- Fruit juices and squash – general information
– JUICE –
Fruit juices are made from pure filtered fruit juice with nothing added. Sodium benzoate can be added as a preservative to extend the shelf life, but this is not essential. Properly pasteurised juice has a shelf life of several months. Most fruits can be used to make juice. The most popular ones are pineapple, orange, mango, grapefruit and passion fruit.
– SQUASH AND CORDIAL-
Squashes and cordials are concentrated, sweetened drinks made from a 30% mix of fruit pulp and sugar syrup. They are diluted before drinking. The sugar concentration must be high enough (12-14%) to preserve the squash after the bottle has been opened.
Some juices, such as guava juice are not filtered after pulping. They are bottled and sold as fruit nectars.
2.- Processing details for fruit-juice production