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Juice - Apple Juice/Cider

Juice - Apple Juice/Cider

Description

Premium fresh pressed juice using a variety of apples from California and Washington.

It takes roughly 12 pounds of apples to produce one gallon of fresh juice. Their favorite varieties to juice include  Golden Delicious, Fuji, Granny Smith, Gala, Gravenstein, McIntosh, Mutsu, Red Delicious, and Pink Lady.

Pack sizes: 1 gallon, 6-1/2 gallon case, 12/1 pint case

apple cider vs. apple juice

SOURCE: U.S. Apple Commission (Oct 2007).

“The definitions of “juice” and “cider” vary from region to region. Apple cider is freshly pressed, not-from-concentrate juice that may or may not undergo a filtration process to remove coarse pulp. Most cider is pasteurized but perishable and is often found in the refrigerated section of the supermarket. Apple juice may be from concentrate and has been filtered, pasteurized, and vacuum sealed to give a longer lasting, shelf-stable, clear product.”

Barsotti uses the terms “cider” and “juice” interchangeably … because they can! Where some juice companies filter, cook, and preserve their products until they’re bright yellow…all Barsotti does is press fresh apples and flash pasteurize their juice before bottling. That’s it! There is definitely a big flavor and nutritional difference. Though there is absolutely no difference in the the processing or quality of their juice during the year, folks seem to prefer buying cider in the Fall and juice during the rest of the year. So…they change their labels to appeal to their audience.

Applications/Techniques

Great for using in sauces, marinades, brines, vinaigrettes, gastriques and, of course, drinking

History

Barsotti Juice Co. has been family owned and operated by Gael and Joan Barsotti since 1976. Their children, Karen, Cathy, and Mike, were raised on the farm; Cathy and Mike remain involved in daily operations of the company. The Barsotti's started with one tractor and one forklift with 37 acres of pears and apples. After a request from Raley's, a local grocery chain, to provide fresh cider to their stores, the Barsotti's slowly changed from an apple-packing operation to a wholesale cider and juice operation. All juices are pressed in small batches and flash pasteurized with no preservatives at the family’s solar-powered cider mill.  

Flavor Friends

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  • Cardamom
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  • Maple syrup
  • Molasses
  • Tarragon
  • Vanilla

 

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