Cookbook:Orange Juice

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Orange Juice

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Cup of commercially-available orange juice

Orange juice is, at its most fundamental, the juice squeezed from fresh oranges. It has developed into a commercial product, and a variety of types are available.

Types[edit | edit source]

Fresh[edit | edit source]

Fresh orange juice is simply made by squeezing or reaming a fresh, cut orange to extract the juice. It is not very stable and must be chilled and consumed within a few days.

Frozen concentrate[edit | edit source]

Concentrated orange juice is strained, pasteurized, concentrated, and frozen. This process extends its shelf life, and it can be re-diluted with water before using.

Pasteurized "not from concentrate"[edit | edit source]

This variety of orange juice is commonly available in the refrigerated section of grocery stores. It is pasteurized and stored aseptically, and it is sold ready-to-use.

Canned[edit | edit source]

Canned orange juice is heated before storage in metal cans. It is shelf-stable for a long period of time, although it loses flavor with age.