What is orange juice ‘from concentrate’?

Question from Abby Hooper 

Orange juice from concentrate is created by heating up freshly squeezed orange juice to cause any excess water to evaporate. This leaves behind a thick concentrate that can be frozen to give it a longer shelf-life and takes up much less space, so it is cheaper to transport. Just before the orange juice concentrate is ready to be packaged, water is added back in to create a delicious juicy drink.


Answered by Jo Stass for Brain Dump in How It Works issue 115

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