About Fruit Juices

Fruit juices are healthy products consumed for their essential nutrients, like sugars, vitamins and minerals.

The best tasting fruit juices are the freshly squeezed variety and consumed immediately, since the fresh flavours are unstable and tend to either break down on storage or evaporate off on storage. Processed long life fruit juices are consumed when the fresh squeezed variety are unavailable.

Processing of Fruit Juices

Fruit juices are processed mainly by three methods to increase the shelf life:

1.) By concentration

These products are mainly preserved by high concentration of solids. Above 70% solids by volume, bacteria and other food spoilage micro-organisms are unable to grow. However, the negative side is the product needs to be diluted to drink. They may also be too sweet, and juice content may be too low because of all the sugar that needs to be added to reach 70% solids content. Cordials and fruit based mixers fall into this category.

2.) Preservatised ready to drink fruit juices

these juices are preserved via addition of preservatives and must be kept chilled at 4c to 10c.  Chilled storage is necessary since preservatives by themselves cannot control bacteria growth.  The negative side of this method is that even with chilled storage and preservatives the shelf life is restricted to around 60 days.  If you check your typical chilled ready to drink juice at a supermarket, check the labels – ingredients like sodium benzoate and sorbic acid are commonly used preservatives. there may be chilled products without preservatives, but these products will have even shorter shelf life, perhaps 15 days to 30 days under chilled storage

3)  Heat treated long shelf life ready to drink juices

with this method, the bacteria and other food spoilage organisms are destroyed using heat, making chilled storage or presevatives unneccessary.  The product can have a shelf life of up to two years low sugar, high juice content is also possible.  The negative side of this method is loss of some of the flavours in the juices. However, losses in flavour can be minimised by careful control of the heat treatment and addition of additonal flavours to  compensate.

Juice Concentrates & Extracts

Since fruits are seasonal, manufacture of fruit juices typically use concentrates. These are fruit juices of which 80% of the water has been removed via evaporation and heating, allowing the concentrate to be stored in a smaller place and easily transported to the place of manufacture. Unfortunately, during concentration of the fruit juice, a great deal of the flavour is also lost. A fruit juice that is produced from reconstituted concentrate taste markedly different from the fresh variety.

To overcome this problem, fruit juices processed directly from the squeezed fruit juice instead of concentrate are also available. These are sold under the label ‘NFC’ which stands for ‘Not From Concentrate’. NFC products are always sold at a premium price since the cost of manufacture and transportation is much higher. To improve quality and taste of processed juices, juice extracts are also used. Juice extracts are natural aromatic compounds which are recovered during the juice concentration process. The extracts consist mostly of very volatile essential oils and are recovered by centrifuge from water condensed from the evaporator. Typically water condensed from the evaporator may contain only 0.1% orange aroma.

Lime & Guava Juices

Sundrop Lime Juice and Guava Juice are ‘Not From Concentrate’ products and are carefully heat treated to give long shelf life of up to 2 years without refrigeration. Not from concentrate means the products taste very close to the freshly squeezed variety. They do not contain any artificial flavours or colours.

Orange Juices

Sundrop Orange Juice is produced from concentrate with careful heating to destroy bacteria to give long shelf life of up to 1 year. Natural extracts are added to boost the flavours. It does not contain any artificial colours or flavours.

At Sundrop Fruit Juices Sdn. Bhd

We have many years experience with manufacture of ready to drink milk teas. Our teh tarik is prepared with best quality highland teas, brewed to perfection. Only natural, non modified and transfat free fats are used in our teh tarik. Also, no artificial butter or tea flavours. Everything is natural and healthy.

Our Product

Lime Juice

Mango Juice

Guava Juice

At Sundrop Fruit Juices Sdn. Bhd

We have many years experience with manufacture of ready to drink milk teas. Our teh tarik is prepared with best quality highland teas, brewed to perfection. Only natural, non modified and transfat free fats are used in our teh tarik. Also, no artificial butter or tea flavours. Everything is natural and healthy.

Our Product

Lime Juice

Mango Juice

Guava Juice

Bag in Box Drinks

Mango Juice

Orange Juice

Plum Juice

Guava Juice

Lime Juice

Bag in Box Drinks

Mango Juice

Orange Juice

Plum Juice

Guava Juice

Lime Juice