The production of orange juice begins on the farm where the fruit is grown. Oranges are grown there until they are ripe and ready for harvest.
These normally used stages are:
Follow-up prior to recollection.
Before arriving at the processing plant, follow the fruit in the field to collect it at the optimum point of maturity.
Reception of the fruit in the plant
Once the fruit is collected, it is taken directly to the processing plant, where only healthy oranges in good condition and with adequate maturity will be selected for orange juice.
Before being processed, it is analyzed that it complies with the quality standards that have been established and then the ok is given for processing.
This selection is intended to ensure that the fruit does not lose any of its natural nutrients and remains a rich source of vitamins.
Then, the fruit is washed properly before squeezing it. It constitutes the first stage of the processing line. The orange is subjected to a vigorous washing with water, so we guarantee hygiene.
Fruit selection on conveyor belt
The orange goes through a tape where it is selected again and those that are not suitable are eliminated. Thus we ensure that only the ideal fruit will become juice.
In-line industrial extractors are used to extract the juice. These teams perform a high performance squeeze and low essential oil content.
Subsequently the product is screened to remove part of the pulp and bark debris, which may remain.
After squeezing the orange juice, it is lightly pasteurized. This ensures that the product will not be altered.
It is a very widespread and accepted process that helps conserve juice for longer and protects natural nutrients to ensure optimum quality.
Finally the juice is bottled in its final container to be distributed and to reach the consumer.
These juices of natural orange are a good source of nutrients and constitute a good option for the consumer, since they conserve all the nutrients and vitamins of the fruit from which they come in similar proportions.