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, such as smoothies.
- Juice emerged as a popular beverage choice after the development of pasteurization methods enabled its preservation without using fermentation (which is used in wine production).
The largest fruit juice consumers are New Zealand (nearly a cup, or 8 ounces, each day) and Colombia (more than three-quarters of a cup each day). Fruit juice consumption on average increases with the country's income level.