Why is the packaged orange juice yellow and not orange like a freshly squeezed juice?

Why is the packaged orange juice yellow and not orange like a freshly squeezed juice?

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  1. Never forget, packaged ‘ foods ‘ are not natural foods, they have been tampered with in some way and will never be like that which is found in nature ~ sugars added, made into concentrate, pasteurized, diluted, coloured. It all depends.

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  2. That depends where you are from.
    TL;DR: Different oranges.
    In my house, we had a lot of different kinds of orange trees, from blood orange, to totally yellow oranges.

    Why is the packaged orange juice yellow and not orange like a freshly squeezed juice?

    Bloooooody oranges
    The kind of orange used for packed juice is a very specific one: resistant to pretty much anything, from harsh weather to industrial amounts of pesticides/fertiliser, with fast growth. Turns out they are yellow – besides, that’s the color people expect from orange juice. So, there you have it.

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  3. I would conjecture that it is caused by two main reasons.
    1. There are many different types of oranges and each variety has a different color juice. The types of oranges that are used for juice production are different than those used for “general eating”. I have 4 orange trees at my house, all of different varieties. The Navel oranges are considered “eating oranges” because they are easy to peal, ripen earlier, are generally sweeter and they also have an orange
    colored juice. The Valencia oranges are more normally used for juice production and have a more yellow colored juice.
    2. The sterilization process used for most commercial juice production heats the juice to high temperature and this can affect the color.

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  4. Dana has the answer right. It is more so to do with the type of oranges used, most commercial orange juices use Valencia oranges which do produce a more yellowish juice than many other types of oranges. You will see this even when you juice them yourself.
    Keep in mind that commercial processed orange juices also use flavor packets in their juice. These are made up flavors that serve two purposes, to add flavor that is lost during pasteurization and to make it possible to maintain a uniform taste.

    Why is the packaged orange juice yellow and not orange like a freshly squeezed juice?

    This could possibly change the color of the juice as well however this is purely a guess on my part.
    (Look at the difference in the color between the two photos)

    Why is the packaged orange juice yellow and not orange like a freshly squeezed juice?

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