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Orange Juice; processed

Freshly-squeezed Orange Juice: should be just that. It takes 13-15 oranges to produce one litre of juice. This will have a shelf life of only a few days, and should be refrigerated. Watch out for words like pasteurised (which will increase the life-span, but decrease the flavour).

100% Squeezed Orange Juice: these should still be made from fresh (rather than concentrated juice). It is generally squeezed in the country of origin, then often pasteurised (see label), and frozen (not generally mentioned), before being sent here to be packaged. It should contain no added water, colour or preservatives - and if pasteurised will have a longer shelf life than freshly-squeezed.

Pure Orange Juice: this will have be made from oranges squeezed in their country of origin, and sent over in bulk, but generally it is made from a concentrate (see below). It will have been pasteurised, to increase its shelf life, but should contain no added colour, sugar or preservatives. Most comes from Brazil, the world's largest producer of oranges.

Made from concentrate: oranges are picked and squeezed in their country of origin. The natural water present in the fruit juice is evaporated, and the concentrate is shipped to its destination country, where it is reconstituted, pasteurised and packaged. It should still contain no added sugar, colour or preservatives.

Pasteurised: a method of extending the life of the product by heating the product. This will take flavour and character away from the product.

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