This work had as objective to study the physical, chemical and microbiological stability of clarified acerola juice, obtained by membrane process. Microfiltered juice was collected in a sterilized closed system and transferred to glass or PET bottles, also previously sterilized, in a laminar cabinet. Products were maintained under refrigeration (4ºC) and room (30ºC) temperatures during 90 days. Shelf-life evaluation of acerola juice showed that refrigeration storage preserves juice properties and that there was no difference between the two types of packing material.
juice stability; clarification; microfiltration; acerola