In simple terms, juice or purees go through a thermal process whereby water is extracted creating a viscous liquid representative of the fruit or vegetable that it originated. FruitSmart’s concentrates are produced using a three-stage state of the art evaporative process. Designed specifically for color retention and essence production, these concentrates provide a cost-effective ingredient for your individual needs.
During the juice evaporation process, essences are collected as a vapor and condensed into a clear water-soluble liquid. These volatile esters are what give the juice or puree their aroma and flavor. Essences are returned to the concentrate based on desired finished product intensity, or customer preference. These can also be sold as a stand-alone ingredient, providing formulators another key ingredient to use to create beverages and other finished applications.