J. Peter Clark

While there may be a small backlash against bottled water, driven in part by concern over disposal of the plastic bottles, there also appears to be a proliferation of new flavors and types of beverages. Many of these require unconventional processing and packaging. This month’s column will take a look at selected beverage categories and some of the processing challenges associated with them.ZICO coconut water is produced using a flash pasteurization process.

• Tea. Ready-to-drink tea is offered in cans and bottles and presents a processing challenge. Many varieti…

Village-Scale Mango Pulp Process Flow Chart. From Art Teixeira, University of Florida, 2010.

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