Fruit juices manufacturing implies various processes until obtaining the final product. After the fruit are harvested when they are ripe and mature enough, they are transported to the food processors who specialize in producing this type of beverages. There, they are inspected and only the ones that are considered to meet the maturity requirements and the quality standards for processing are taken through the next steps. The selected fruit are washed, in order to remove any possible debris and dirt, and to avoid the contamination of the juice with any germs. They are then dried and compressed, for extracting the natural liquid in them. After that, the extracted juice is filtrated once more through a stainless steel screen, before being taken to the next steps of the fruit juice manufacturing process. Food processors choose sometimes to produce concentrated juices, which have an extended shelf life and make storage, as well as shipping more economical. This implies an additional stage in the process. Steam is usually used to heat the juice under vacuum and consequently, force water to be evaporated and obtain the concentrate. All bottled or packaged fruit juices provided by food processors in Dubai, that are not intended for immediate consumption, go through a pasteurization process, which is used in order to offer increased protection from bacteria, yeast and mold growth. Different additives are sometimes added at this time too. After this last step of the fruit juices manufacturing process, the final product is packaged or bottled in a sterile environment and is ready to be transported to various retailers in the UAE or exported to other countries in the Middle East.