Frequently asked questions

Fruit juice concentrate is fruit juice that has been decreased the naturally contained in it amount of water, usually by vaporising it. When preparing juice, the concentrate is added as much water as has been separated before thereby obtaining natural juice. Whereas preservatives are food supplements that prolong the storage period of the products by protecting the product against the decay caused by microorganisms.

Juice contains nothing but the fruit, berry or vegetable concentrate that is obtained from one or several kinds of juices by physically separating a certain part of water and replacing it with drinking water during the production process by adding as much water as it has been separated before.

Juices of some fruit or berries are not demanded due to their flavour peculiarities – intense sourness or sweetness therefore nectars are made of them – drinks that are added more water than has been separated during vaporisation. Depending on the particular fruit or berry, nectar contains 25-50% of juice. Whereas fruit drinks are primarily intended for quenching thirst thereby they contain less concentrated juice.

It is suggested that an opened Tetra Pak packaging be not stored in fridge at +2 °C to +6 °C temperature for more than seven days.

The used in Gutta production Tetra Pak packaging has six protection layers that ensure the product quality during the entire period of storing. Three inner layers ensure hermetic packaging – to prevent air access as well as protect the product from the influence of light and extraneous flavours. Whereas the three outer layers ensure stability of the package, provides additional air-tightness and prevents moisture.

Nowadays, the most popular method of yielding concentrates is vaporising – a method of vaporising in vacuum concentrating boilers. In such a way 20-80% of water may be extracted. It is achieved that the product boils at 65-70 °C temperature thereby vitamins and biologically active compounds better preserve and as a result a natural raw substance is obtained from the juice of completely ripened fruit.

The Gutta juices, nectars and fruit drinks are produced at industrial amounts from juice concentrates that are acquired of the fruits, berries and vegetables grown in various continents. The juice concentrates are produced of ripened fruit and they contain the natural sugars, mineral substances, pectin and vitamins. Juice concentrate is a natural raw substance that is acquired of the juice of fully ripened and flawless fruit by vaporising water. Thereby the juice is concentrated or thickened. Within the process of production the concentrate that has been received from the country of production is added the separated amount of water, performed the quality control and heated or pasteurising in order to ensure the micro biological compliance during the entire period of storage. After pasteurisation the juice is cooled and filled in the Tetra Pak packaging, which allows keeping the juices fresh and healthy for a longer period of time.

 

More about the juice production process: see here

The beverages producers have to offer in the market also products of such fruit that are not available in our region. Therefore juices are made of juice concentrates that are prepared of completely ripened and flawless exotic fruit that are harvested in the region of their origin. The concentrates are prepared in such a way that they may be transported.

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Spilve, Babite Parish, Babite Region, Latvia, LV 2101
Phone: +371 67063000
Fax: +371 67063005
E-mail: orklafoods@orkla.lv