As much as we love fresh fruit juices, finding ripe produce year round is not realistic. You can regularly count on nectar products for recipes calling for any type of real, close-to-fresh fruit juice. The main ingredients in nectars are quite harmless – water, fruit puree, and sugar. Sure there are some preservatives, but there is definitely no trace of corn syrup or “other juices” added. Because nectar has actual fruit puree it takes on a super thick consistency. It is not intended to be consumed straight out of the bottle or carton (although you certainly can do so). For a nice, refreshing glass of juice, just mix it with water to your liking.