Hopefully, you will enjoy our following fruit juice fun facts. Let’s have a closer look at them right here!
1. Calorie content can vary slightly from juice to juice
Some juices have more nutrients than others. Orange juice is rich in vitamin C, folate, potassium and phytochemicals called flavonoids. Juices with deeper color (such as pink vs. white grapefruit juice) tend to have more carotenoids and other antioxidants.
2. The amount of calories juice have
Calories in fruit juice range from 100 (grapefruit) and 110 (orange juice) to 150 (grape) and 180 (prune) per 8-ounce cup. Fruit juice has more calories than whole fruit because its sugars are concentrated. As juices are less filling than whole fruit, it’s easy to drink a lot of calories.
3. Juice drinks are not fruit juice
Juice drinks are not fruit juice, even though the packaging and placement in shops might give the impression they are. They include minimal amounts of fruit juice mixed with water, sugar and/or other forms of sugar, syrups, artificial sweeteners, flavourings and colourings
4. It would be better to store juice in cartons than bottles
Light destroys the vitamins in freshly-squeezed juice so cartons are better for storage than bottles
5. Two basic types of fresh fruit juice
There are two basic types of fresh fruit juice: 100 per cent juice and pure fruit juice ‘made from concentrate’ which is diluted with water.
6. Fresh apple juice can contain harmful bacteria
Do not give fresh apple juice (non-pasteurised) to a toddler as it may contain harmful bacteria.
7. Juices contain less dietary fiber than the whole fruits
Believe or not, but the fact is most juices lack the dietary fiber that whole fruits provide.
8. Juice is considered as “nutrient dense” beverage
One hundred percent juice is considered a “nutrient dense” beverage – per calorie, it packs more nutritional value than other beverage choices.
9. Juices can lower the risk of many serious diseases
Fruit juices help us prevent cancer, asthma, digestive issues, colds and flu, heart disease, skin inflections, burns, viruses, bacterial inflections, tissue damage, broken bones, hemorrhoids, inflammation, joint pain, acne, brittle nails, fungal inflections, headaches and stress
10. There includes more sugar in drinking juice than raw fruit.
Not surprisingly, drinking juice tends to raise blood sugar more than eating raw fruit. For example, a medium white grapefruit only has about 8.6 grams of sugar, but a cup of unsweetened grapefruit juice has 22.5 grams
11. It has potential antioxidant effects
A new study shows that the antioxidants (ie polyphenols) present in fruits may be better absorbed in processed fruit juice as compared to whole fruit.