What does juice from concentrate mean

What is the difference between juice made from concentrate and not from concentrate?

A fruit juice made from fruit juice concentrate is the product that is reconstituted from concentrated fruit juice with drinking water. The aroma, pulp and cells obtained from the same type of fruit using suitable physical processes may be restored in the fruit juice made from fruit juice concentrate.

The production of a fruit juice from fruit juice concentrate using the example of an orange juice from concentrate

  1. Pressing the oranges
  2. Separation of the pulp from the juice; Freezing
  3. Separation of the flavoring substances from the juice, splitting into a water-soluble and a fat-soluble component
  4. Removal of the fruit's own water from the juice
  5. Freeze the concentrate
  6. Thaw the concentrate
  7. Dilute the concentrate with drinking water
  8. Adding orange flavor
  9. Adding the thawed pulp
  10. Bottling and pasteurization


By using individual components, a technological juice that always tastes the same can be composed.

A not-from-concentrate juice is a juice in which only the original components of the processed fruits are found. A standardization of taste and aroma is not possible. Certain fluctuations in taste and aroma have to be accepted because nature does not obey man-made standards.

The manufacturing steps of a not-from-concentrate juice using the example of a not-from-concentrate orange juice:

  1. Pressing the oranges
  2. Separation of the pulp from the juice (due to technology)
  3. Brief cooling of the juice to 2-3 ° C
  4. Re-addition of the pulp for the filling process
  5. Bottling and pasteurization

In the production of our Rabenhorst juices it is very important to us to get by without concentrates. We preserve the natural structure of the directly pressed juice and thus most of its vitamins and vital substances.