The nectar produced by plants is a liquid rich in complex sugars that is collected by honey bees and processed, back at the hive, into honey. The nectar found in grocery-store refrigerators is rich in sugar, too, but much may be supplied by high fructose corn syrup added to fruit puree. Such is the case with Goya guava nectar (9.6 fl. oz., $1).
Goya's use of the term does conform with generally accepted industry guidelines — and, in all fairness, its nectars are rather reinvigorating, too. As it happened, in this neighborhood I was seeking some South Asian beverage — this would have better complemented the Bollywood drama playing on the TV set beside J&M's counter, too — but none was on offer.
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