We were talking about it yesterday – the apples here in Western New York are ripe so that means apple cider
season.  Do you know the difference between apple cider and apple juice?

The difference is in how it’s filtered.  Apple cider is the unprocessed liquid from squeezed whole apples.  The fruit, the skin, the seeds – everything is squeezed to produce cider and because all of the apple is used, the finished product often has pulp and it looks cloudy.  Cider is usually more tart than apple juice and sometimes even bitter.

Apple juice is strictly the squeezed juice from apples.  It’s the filtered version of apple cider.  It’s milder and usually has added water or other ingredients.

Both are fat-free and cholesterol free.  Both have about same amount of calories, fiber and sugar.

SOURCE: applejuice.org