We all know that fruit and vegetable juices are often consumed for their health-boosting properties. Many fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of Carotenoids (a vitamin A precursor), vitamin C, Folate and potassium.
People will choose to drink orange juice in the morning with their breakfast to get a healthy dose of vitamin C because oranges are a rich natural source, and drinking the juice is a quick, convenient and delicious way to get this immune-boosting vitamin into your system.
Fresh fruit juice concentrate may also offer nutrients that help to reduce inflammation and can help promote healthy skin.
Juice consumption in on the increase in many countries across the world. Fruit juice is considered to be the top natural source of vitamins and minerals for people to seek out when they want to improve or maintain their health.
These days many more people are concerned with improving their health compared to previous generations, and will actively seek out products on the supermarket shelf that contain natural fruit ingredients.
This is why if you are looking to bring a new health drink or a healthy snack to market, then including fruit in the ingredients can give the consumer what they want and deliver a lot of health benefits.
Why use fruit concentrates?
Choosing to use fruit concentrates in your food or drink recipe can make your product manufacturing process much simpler. The reason is that you can buy in bulk stocks of ingredients from a trusted UK based fruit juice concentrate supplier, such as JC Dudley, and have the convenience of storing a concentrate that takes up less space due to it having less volume than fresh fruit juice.
Fruit juice concentrate also has a much longer and a more stable shelf life than fresh juice so it is a more versatile and cost-effective product to work with. It is also far more affordable than packaged fresh fruit juice and doesn’t spoil nearly as easily.
How fruit juice concentrates are made
After the fresh fruit has been graded and thoroughly washed, the fruit is pressed, crushed or blended, filtered, evaporated, and pasteurized under completely sterile conditions before being packed into hermetically sealed packaging.
The water content of some fruits can be as much as 90%, so the idea of concentrates is to retain all the flavour of the fruit while removing most of the water from it. When most of the water is removed from the pressed juice, the result is a thick, more viscose type product called juice concentrate.
By extracting the water content of the juice, bacterial growth is also reduced, meaning that the finished fruit juice concentrate does not spoil or go off as readily as fresh fruit juice. Concentrating the juice also makes packaging, transporting and storing the product much more cost-effective.
Fruit juice concentrates do nit need to be refrigerated like fresh juice and are sold at room temperature or in frozen form.
JC Dudley fruit concentrate range
No matter whether you want to create a healthy fruit juice drink, fruit-based snack, high-fruit jam or marmalade, fruit flavoured yoghurt or other fruit-containing food or drink, JC Dudley is your go-to fruit juice concentrate supplier.
Take a look at our comprehensive range of fruit juice concentrate ingredients – we are sure you will find the perfect flavour combination that you need for your food or drink product. We have everything from Açai to Watermelon to choose from.
If you would like any more information or guidance, do not hesitate to contact our friendly team at JC Dudley who will be able to answer your questions.