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Production and Packaging of Non-Carbonated Fruit Juices and Fruit Beverages

  • P. R. Ashurst

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. J. Fry, G. G. Martin, M. Lees
    Pages 1-52
  3. C. M. Hendrix, J. B. Redd
    Pages 53-78
  4. M. R. McLellan, E. J. Race
    Pages 88-105
  5. J. Hooper
    Pages 106-128
  6. A. G. H. Lea
    Pages 153-196
  7. H. M. Rebeck
    Pages 221-252
  8. H. B. Castberg, J. I. Osmundsen, P. Solberg
    Pages 290-309
  9. M. A. Ford
    Pages 310-330
  10. D. A. T. Southgate, I. T. Johnson, G. R. Fenwick
    Pages 331-359
  11. I. Paterson, P. J. Cooke
    Pages 386-421
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 423-429

About this book

Introduction

In the period of about five years since the first edition of this book appeared, many changes have occurred in the fruit juice and beverage markets. The growth of markets has continued, blunted to some extent, no doubt, by the recession that has featured prominently in the economies of the major consuming nations. But perhaps the most significant area that has affected juices in particular is the issue of authenticity. Commercial scandals of substantial proportions have been seen on both sides of the Atlantic because of fraudulent practice. Major strides have been made in the development of techniques to detect and measure adulterants in the major juices. A contri­ bution to Chapter 1 describes one of the more important scientific techniques to have been developed as a routine test method to detect the addition of carbohydrates to juices. Another, and perhaps more welcome, development in non-carbonated beverages during the past few years is the rapid growth of sports drinks. Beverages based on glucose syrup have been popular for many years, and in some parts of the world isotonic products have long featured in the sports arena. A combination of benefits is now available from a wide range of preparations formulated and marketed as sports drinks and featuring widely in beverage markets world-wide. A new chapter reviews their formulation and performance characteristics. Another major trend in the area of fruit-containing non-carbonated bever­ ages is the highly successful marketing of ready-to-drink products.

Keywords

carbohydrates chemistry growth nutrition preparation processing

Editors and affiliations

  • P. R. Ashurst
    • 1
  1. 1.Dr P. R. Ashurst and AssociatesKingstone HerefordUK

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