To make concentrate it is necessary to extract water from the freshly drained juice. It is made by one of the two existing ways — by steaming out or freezing. Steaming out is conducted in vacuum at the temperature not exceeding 95 degrees - only this way it is possible to preserve all vitamins and main characteristics of fruits. Received through such procedure concentrate is characterized by high density and is rich in solids (sugars)
The concentrated juice is brought to the factory. Here the raw materials pass through strict incoming quality control. The process of re-constitution enables to keep all the healthy elements.
Reconstituting juice from concentrate has 4 stages. 1. Blending. To produce 100% juice the concentrates are pumped to the tanks and mixed with water according to the recipe. For mixing the water from artesian wells is used, which passed through eight stages of filtration. 2. Homogenization. This process of blending and stabilization (the prevention of division) of flesh in the product. The principle of work of industrial homogenizers is based on creating a sudden drop of pressure in the product, in the result of which an explosion takes place, resolving of non-homogenous particles. The quality of the homogenization stage influences directly the quality of storage of the final product.
3. Deaeration. It is the process of removing air bubbles and free oxygen (not less than 95% dissolved oxygen is removed). The deaeration is needed to prevent oxidation of juice with oxygen. 4. Pasteurization. Already finished juice is to pass through the heat treating, so that no microorganisms causing fermentation are left in it. The modern technology — instant heating, standing at preset temperature for 15-30 seconds, instant cooling — affords to minimize losses of vitamins and nutrition value of the product.
All our products (except Rich*) are output in Tetra-Pack, which has six degrees of protection:
1 — polyethylene, which prevents from moisture
2 — cardboard, providing hardness and stability of the pack
3, 4 — lamination and foil, which create a microbiological barrier that guarantees protection from the sun, light, foreign odor and oxygen
5, 6 — inner coverage
* Rich products are output in Combifit pack produced by SIG Combibloc company and Guala Pack.