Juice processing incorporating resin treatment

  • US 7,108,887 B2
  • Filed: 09/04/2002
  • Issued: 09/19/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/10/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A process for providing an enhanced fruit juice supply, comprising:

  • providing a fruit juice supply, the fruit juice supply having suspended solids and at least one naturally occurring component which detracts from the quality of the fruit juice supply;

    separating the fruit juice supply into a permeate juice liquid and a retentate containing a large percentage of the suspended solids of the fruit juice supply;

    passing the permeate juice liquid through an adsorption resin thereby removing from the permeate juice liquid a quantity of said naturally occurring component which detracts from the quality of the juice supply;

    collecting the juice liquid which has passed through the adsorption resin as an enhanced fruit juice supply;

    diafiltering the retentate to separate the retentate into a diafiltration permeate and a diafiltration retentate of a bland clouding agent byproduct having a reduced bitterant level; and

    combining the clouding agent byproduct with the enhanced fruit juice supply to form a cloudy juice product.

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