Concentrated apple juice prepared by concentrating unfermented juice of clear, mature, sound apples or apple parts.
A BRIEF LOOK AT APPLE CONCENTRATE PRODUCTION:
Apples are sorted before putting for washing.
Fully ripened, firm and sound apples are first washed in washer for elimination of mud, leaves and other foreign particles.
After washing, apples are again sorted on the sorting conveyor where decayed parts are trimmed off with the sharp knives.
Sorted apples then pass through a brusher, where rotating nylon brushes remove all external impurities and at the same time shower washing makes Apple perfectly clean.
By means of an elevator, apples are fed into the milling tank to prepare mesh.
Heat treatment is given to the mesh to facilitate juice extraction.
Meshed pulp is then pressed for juice extraction.
Heat treatment is given to the mesh to minimize microbial load & control enzymatic activities.
This process is done for the removal of Pectin and starch from the mesh.
Calified juice is filtered for any particle present.
Micro particles are removed to obtain highly calrified apple juice.
This is done for the removal of water content from the juice to get concentrate.
The concentrate is transferred to the deairator for the removal of air.
The concentrate is then treated with thermal-shock in the Sterilizer where almost all the microorganisms get killed and a state of complete sterility is achieved. Following the application of heat, the product is immediately cooled down to prevent any kind of browning reactions.
The cool and sterilized Apple concentrate now enters in to the highly sophisticated aseptic filler where it is filled in 270 kg 2 layer aseptic bag packed in steel drum.