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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Orange juice

The commercial orange juice industry began in the late 1920s. However, in its early days, the juice industry was a flavorless flop. It primarily relied on salvaged fruit, which was unsuitable for regular consumption because it was badly colored, blemished or mis-shaped, which was mixed as a relatively tasteless concentrate.

In 1944, after three years of research American scientists at the Florida Department of Citrus found a way to concentrate fruit juice in a vacuum and freeze it without destroying the flavor or vitamin content. Frozen concentrated juices were first sold in the United States the following year.


Sylvester Stallone was the original lead for Beverly Hills Cop. He walked out at the last minute over a disagreement, it is said, about the orange juice in his trailer.

The largest glass of freshly squeezed orange juice had a volume of 1,070 litres (235.37 UK gallons) and was prepared during the Orange Fair of Alamo Temapache in Veracruz, Mexico, on May 3, 2015. 3,500 kgs of oranges were used to create the juice.

It takes about 50 glasses of water to grow the oranges to make one glass of orange juice.

In the U.S., the major orange juice brand is Tropicana Products (owned by PepsiCo Inc.), which possesses just under two thirds of the market share.

Orange juice became the official state beverage of Florida on April 20, 1967,

Source Madehow.com

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