Juice is a drink made from the extraction or pressing of the natural liquid contained in fruit and vegetables. It can also refer to liquids that are flavored with concentrate or other biological food sources, such as meat or seafood, such as clam juice. Juice is commonly consumed as a beverage or used as an ingredient or flavoring in foods or other beverages, as for smoothies.
In the food context, 'juice' typically refers to a liquid extracted from fruits or vegetables, or any liquid that has been extracted from a food item. Here are some examples of different types of juices:
- Orange juice - made from squeezing oranges.
- Apple juice - made from squeezing apples.
- Grape juice - made from pressing grapes.
- Carrot juice - made from juicing carrots.
- Tomato juice - made from juicing tomatoes.
- Cranberry juice - made from pressing cranberries.
- Pineapple juice - made from squeezing pineapples.
- Lemon juice - made from squeezing lemons.
- Lime juice - made from squeezing limes.
- Watermelon juice - made from blending or juicing watermelons.
Juices can be consumed on their own, or used as a base for cocktails or other mixed drinks. Some juices, such as orange and grapefruit juice, are often consumed at breakfast as a source of vitamin C. Juices can also be used in cooking and baking to add flavor and moisture to dishes. For example, lemon juice is often used to add tanginess to salad dressings, while apple juice can be used as a natural sweetener in baked goods.