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Fruit Juice

Citrus Juice

SPX FLOW has extensive experience in the processing of a wide range of citrus fruit juices including:

  • Orange
  • Lime
  • Lemon
  • Grapefruit

The quality and flavour of the extracted juices depend on ripeness, processing and storage conditions. Essential oil content of citrus fruit is important in maintaining the typical flavour profile of the juice. However, excessive oil content can give objectionable off-flavours. The behavior of each juice component must therefore be considered in developing the correct process parameters for a high quality product.

SPX FLOW can supply equipment for all processing stages for both large and small processing operations. SPX FLOW is also able to carry out plant upgrades and modifications to existing systems in order to adapt for changing market needs. Capability includes the following main process stages:

  • Fruit handling
    • Reception
    • Inspection/washing
  • Juice extraction
  • Oil removal
  • Juice processing
    • Juice finishing
    • Centrifugation
    • Homogenisation
    • Oil recovery
    • Special treatment of lime juice
    • Membrane filtration
    • Pasteurisation
    • De-aeration
    • Concentration
    • Essence recovery
    • Concentrate post-treatment
  • Packaging
    • Aseptic
    • Non-aseptic
  • By-products