Fruit juices have always been popular with numerous consumers; there’s rarely a household where fruit juice isn’t present, whether it’s orange juice, apple juice, or other fruit juice mixes and flavours. Whilst the most popular fruit juice in many countries is still of the citrus kind, there are other types of fruit juices which have become more popular as well. Are you looking into expanding into the fruit juice market? Here’s a look at the most popular types of fruit juices today and how you can utilise them for business.
Popular tropical fruit juices: pineapple and mango
Pineapple juice is one of the most popular tropical fruit juices today, although some variations are becoming trendy as well. One increasingly popular variation is called ‘guarapo de pina’ which comes from the Dominican Republic, and it is made with pineapple skin that is fermented in water with sugar for several days. Another popular fruit juice is mango, and it is, in fact, the 2nd most popular fruit of the tropical kind, next only to bananas. Whilst some individuals may find juice made from mangoes a bit on the sweet side, if mixed with other fruits, it can be a good combination and option for more consumers.
Citrus juices and apple juice
The king of citrus juices is still orange juice, which can be bought with the pulp or without the pulp. Orange juice is a leader in fruit juices, taking about 40% of the world’s juice market. But there are other citrus juices which are preferred by many especially since they are less sweet compared to orange juice, such as grapefruit juice and lemon juice or lemonade.
Apple juice takes the second spot in fruit juices after citrus juices like orange juice, and it’s a known preference of children. Many people prefer apple juice to orange juice since it has a less tart flavour and can be refreshing as well.
Berry juices have hit the market in a big way, and there is now a wider variety of berry juices made from purees that include strawberry puree, blueberry puree, and raspberry puree available from some fruit juice manufacturers, although a juice manufacturer which can produce and process berry purees locally is your best bet as a supplier. Berry juices can be combined to create some great flavours, although some producers also prefer combining berry purees with yoghurt or milk since berries don’t curdle (they don’t have any citric acid). These ingredient combinations (especially yoghurt and berries) have been popular with many consumers for years. Cranberry is another very popular berry juice, and its refreshing taste also makes it ideal for cocktails.