Juice vs Syrup
Juice and Syrup are two words that are used as interchangeable ones. Strictly speaking there is some difference between juice and syrup. Juice is in fact the liquid part of vegetables or fruits. In other words it can be said that the juice of a fruit is formed out of the pulp. The pulp when crushed gives rise to juice.
The word ‘juice’ is derived from the Latin word ‘jus’. Syrup on the other hand is a sweet sauce made by dissolving sugar in boiling water, often used for preserving fruit. One of the main differences between juice and syrup is that syrup makes use of sugar in its preparation whereas juice is natural pulp in liquid form.
Juice is constituted by sugars innate in the fruit whereas syrup is constituted by added sugars or sweeteners. Another important difference between juice and syrup is that juice is taken directly from the fruit whereas syrup is a liquid form of preserved fruit.
In short it can be said that syrup is a processed form of fruit. On the other hand juice is not a processed form. Processed forms of syrup last long whereas natural juices do not last long. They are in fact perishable like the fruit. Hence they have to be consumed in a short period of time from the date or preparation. On the other hand syrups do have expiry dates.
Fruit contains the natural ingredients and the nutrients in their original forms. On the other hand syrup does not contain nutrients in their purest forms. Since they are processed the chances of the nutrients getting completely destroyed in the product are more.
Juices do not contain preservatives whereas syrups do contain preservatives. This is because of the fact that preservatives contain concentrates of the fruits.