- Thermally Processed Fruit Nectars (Canned, Bottled, Flexible Pack And / Or Aseptically Packed) means an unfermented but fermentable pulpy or non-pulpy, turbid or clear product intended for direct consumption made from fruit singly or in combination, obtained by blending the fruit juice / pulp/fruit juice concentrate and/ or edible part of sound, ripe fruit(s), concentrated or unconcentrated with water, nutritive sweeteners and any other ingredient appropriate to the product and processed by heat, in an appropriate manner, before or after being sealed in a container, so as to prevent spoilage.
- Lemon and Lime juice may be added as an acidifying agent in quantities which would not impair characteristic fruit flavour of the fruit used. The product may contain food additives permitted in these regulations including Appendix A. The product shall conform to the microbiological requirements given in Appendix B. It shall meet the following requirements:—
TSS Min( %) Min. Fruit Juice
as Citric Acid
NECTARS OF CITRUS JUICE Orange Nectar 15 20 1.5 Grape Fruit Nectar 15 20 1.5 Pineapple Nectar 15 20 1.5 Mango Nectar 15 20 1.5 Guava Nectar 15 20 1.5 Peach Nectar 15 20 1.5 Pear Nectar 15 20 1.5 Apricot Nectar 15 20 1.5 Non-pulpy Black Currant Nectar 15 20 1.5 Other Fruit Nectar 15 20 1.5 Other Fruit Nectars of High Acidity/Pulpy /
15 20 1.5 Mixed Fruit Nectar 15 20 1.5
- The container shall be well filled with the product and shall occupy not less than 90.0 percent of the water capacity of the container, when packed in the rigid containers. The water capacity of the container is the volume of distilled water at 20ºC which the sealed container is capable of holding when completely filled.