What is the difference between juice and Nectar ?

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Although not widely known to consumers in general, the difference between juice, nectar and still drink is related to the content of fruit juice present in the packaged beverage. Worldwide, products labeled as "juice" must contain 100% fresh fruit, therefore these are pure products with no preservatives or sweeteners and no artificial colors, and may or may not contain the pulp of the fruit itself. In this category, there is a division between "Reconstituted Juices," which are basically concentrated from three to six times at the juice concentrate factories where they are produced, and subsequently diluted with potable drinking water at a bottling plant, returning the juice to its original condition (in terms of concentration of soluble solids in water) at the time of bottling, before being distributed to consumers. Another division of the juice category is "Not-From-Concentrate," commonly known as NFC, which only undergoes a slight pasteurization process. © Wageningen Academic Publishers 2011

Other definitions for Juice and Nectar 


Juice contains only the natural ingredients from fruit and vegetables. Whether the juice comes from concentrate or not, it undergoes a mild pasteurization process before packaging to ensure that the consumer gets a safe, high-quality product. Product content and labeling of fruit juices are subject to different regulations which vary globally.


Within the beverage industry, the term ‘Nectar’ refers to a fruit juice that is too thick to drink – for example, the juice from apricots, peaches, or pears. Such fruits naturally contain so much fruit acidity or fruit pulp that they cannot be sold as 100% fruit juice. So, the juice or, more accurately, the purée, must therefore be diluted with water and have sugar added to make it drinkable. The fruit juice content in nectar can vary between 25 and 99%.
Fruit nectar should not contain any colorings or preservatives.

Noncarbonated fruits drinks (Still Drinks)

Noncarbonated drinks are namely fruit drinks with less than 25% of fruit content. Some countries require that the juice content is stated on the package, while others have a standard minimum requirement for juice content.

Source TetraPack


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