A concentrate is a form of substance which has had the majority of its
base component (in the case of a liquid: the solvent) removed.
Typically, this will be the removal of water from a solution or
suspension, such as the removal of water from fruit juice. One benefit
of producing a concentrate is that of a reduction in weight and volume
for transportation, as the concentrate can be reconstituted at the
time of usage by the addition of the solvent.
Soft drink concentrates
The process of concentrating orange juice was patented in 1948. It
was originally developed to provide World War II troops with a
reliable source of vitamin C.  Today, the majority of retailed
orange juice is made from reconstituted orange juice concentrate.
Most sodas and soft drinks are produced as highly concentrated syrups
and later diluted with carbonated water directly before consumption or
bottling. Such concentrated syrups are sometimes retailed to the
end-consumer because of their relatively low price and considerable
Condensed milk is also produced for transport weight
savings and resistance to spoilage.
Most juice and soda concentrates have a long shelf-life due to high
sugar content and/or added preservatives.
^ "Orange Juice Patent" (PDF).
^ "Minute Maid Concentrated Orange Juice Can". National Museum of
American History. Retrieved 2017-06-18.
^ "CREC History". www.crec.ifas.ufl.edu. Retrieved 2017-06-18.
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