Juice from concentrate is a staple item in many homes because of its small footprint and low price compared to freshly squeezed juice.

Simply store it in your freezer until you’re ready to drink it, mix in some water, and you have a pitcher full of juice.

The term “concentrate” simply means that the water has been extracted from the fruit. Juice from concentrated can be just as healthy as other fruit juice choices out there, assuming you go with the 100 percent fruit juice varieties.

When choosing juice from concentrated at your local grocery store, it’s important to read the label to be sure it does not contain added sugars like high-fructose corn syrup or other high-calorie additives. Any label that reads “Punch” or “Beverage” instead of “100 percent juice from concentrate” will contain additives and preservatives.

Vitamin C can help improve your body’s ability to heal cuts and bruises, and vitamin A is good for the health of your skin and eyes. Frozen juice from concentrated also supplies your body with a relatively large amount of water per serving to help keep you hydrated.