The Difference Between Apple Cider and Apple Juice

With fall weather fast approaching, now seems a good a time as any to answer this age-old question.

Apple Juice vs Apple Cider
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Every fall, there seems to be some confusion when it comes to apple-based beverages, and now, it seems as good a time as any to finally settle the score.

If you've ever found yourself standing in the grocery store and wondering what the difference between apple cider and apple juice is, you're certainly not alone. It's a question that's been plaguing generations of thirsty Americans.

As it turns out, the only real difference lies in the amount of processing the liquid undergoes. Apple cider is fresh, unfiltered, and often unpasteurized. It's also considered a seasonal drink and can be hard to find outside of the autumn months. Apple juice, on the other hand, is filtered and pasteurized, which gives it a longer shelf life, a sweeter taste, and a smoother texture.

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Keep in mind, that because apple cider isn't filtered and often isn't pasteurized either, it only has a shelf life of about five days. It should also be refrigerated at all times to keep it from fermenting.

So, there you have it. Bottoms up, y'all!

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