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Sunday, April 03, 2011

How Its Made - Orange Juice From Grove to Table

Many start their day with sunny, bright flavour of orange juice. Most of the orange juice consumed in North America comes from oranges grown in orange groves in Florida aka the sunshine state.  Oranges grow best in good soil with plenty of sunshine and lots of rain.  To ensure the oranges are ripe for harvesting the water content is analyzed for the sugar content on the Brix scale.  When the sugar content reaches 10% the oranges are ready for harvesting.  The oranges are harvested using a continuous canopy shaker.  The oranges are shipped to the processing plant where they are washed then sized ready for juice extraction.  Pulp is added back into the juice then the juice is packaged into cartons ready for shipping out to the grocery stores.  Here is a video  showing the process.

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