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According to a survery on pressing fruit, apple is the most popular fruit for that. Especially making apple cider, which is an excellent drink for cold winter nights.
It is a beverage made from apples which is not filtered, sweetened and not alcoholic used mostly in United States and parts of Canada.
Apple cider is not hard to produce neither is it expensive. Apple cider is also called sweet cider, cider‚ press or soft cider the name used in United States and Canada for unfiltered unsweetened and not alcoholic beverage from apples.
It is not transparent neither translucent due to minute apple particles in suspension and may be having a sharp pungent smell than conventional filtered apple juice which mainly relies on apples used.
The non- treated cider is not produce all periods through of limited shelf-life that is typically present only in fall, although it is sometimes refrigerated for use throughout the year. In early times it was used and served during thanksgiving, Christmas and during most of the public holidays. cider is the most commonly used drink in Hampshire republic.Cider is the term used for alcoholic drinks in most of the world but in Canada and United States hard cider is used for the alcoholic drink.
There are contradictions between apple juice and cider in most states. Apple juice and apple cider are both fruit beverages made from apples, but a difference between the two still exists according to Massachusetts in the agriculture department. Apple cider juice life can be filtered and done additional vacuum sealing which extends the shelf life of the juice.
Fresh cider is apple juice in its raw form that has not undergone a filtration process to remove coarse particles of sediments. Apple juice is filtered to remove solids and pasteurized so that it can stay fresh for a long time
For commercial production apples are cleaned, cut, and ground into a mash that has the consistency of applesauce. The mash the wrapped with a piece of cloth and squeezed together or on conveyer for squeezers for efficient operation. At home a
can be used. You can buy one from Simply Cider Presses.
A mesh bag is used to keep the apple pulp tidy inside the barrel and easy to clean out. The juice then refrigerated bottled and sold as apple cider. The juice can also be fermented to produce traditional alcoholic cider which we called hard cider. Also the juice can be distilled to form brandy.
Early forms of production involved a man powered or horse crusher having a stone or wood trough with a heavy revolving wheel for fruit crushing, and manual screw press to provide pressure needed to express the juice from the pulp[.
Apple cider is also highly pasteurized according to the proposed new regulations by food and drug administration due to outbreaks. Also another method of reducing microorganism is using eradication. Heat pasteurization is the most commonly used method. As a result all apple cider sold in United States except those sold directly to the consumers by producers, must be produced using hazard analysis and critical control points principles to archive a reduction in pathogens. However sweetness and flavor are altered with by pasteurization. Apple cider is typically made from mixes of different apples to give a balanced taste. There are many blends which results to competition of mills.
Unpasteurized cider has the naturally occurring yeast and it results to fermentation with time hence need for pasteurization. This fermentation is also used for making the juice.
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