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In addition to supplying a variety of vitamins and minerals, 100 percent orange juice is also:
- Fat free
- Saturated fat free
- Sodium free
- Cholesterol free
- Free of added sugars
8 ounces (1 cup, 240 mL) Orange Juice
% Daily Value*
|Total carbohydrate||25 g||8%|
|Total sugars||21 g||—|
|Total dietary fiber||0.5 g||2%|
|Total fat||0.32 g||0%|
|Vitamin C||82 mg||137%|
|Folate||45 mcg DFE||11%|
|Vitamin B6||0.13 mg||7%|
|Vitamin A||194 IU||4%|
|Calcium**||25/350-500 mg||3% / 35% – 50%|
*Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 21. NDB 09209. Accessed 10/21/2008. This NDB was missing a value for sugars, therefore sugars amount taken from NDB 09215 – orange juice, frozen concentrate, unsweetened, diluted with 3 volume water. Calcium amount for calcium-fortified orange juice taken from NDB 09210 – orange juice, chilled, includes from concentrate, fortified with calcium and vitamin D (range from USDA database Releases 20 and 21).
Calculated Daily Value (DV) percentages rounded to nearest whole percent. FDA rounding rules for nutrition labeling not applied when calculating percent DV.
Information is not intended for labeling food in packaged form.
Typical nutritional values shown may vary based on the variety of citrus fruit used for the juice, brand of juice, and form of the juice (i.e., not-from-concentrate versus from concentrate). Refer to the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference at this link or check with your citrus juice vendor for additional information.
Abbreviations: DFE=dietary folate equivalents; g=grams; IU=International Units; kcal=kilocalories; mcg=micrograms; mg=milligrams.
Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Vitamin & Mineral Facts
Find out more about the vitamin and minerals that are included in every glass of Florida Orange Juice:
An 8-ounce glass of 100 percent orange juice is an excellent source of VITAMIN C.
Vitamin C can help support collagen production which is important for maintenance of healthy skin, bones, cartilage, muscle and blood vessels. Vitamin C is also important for the immune system, so vitamin C-rich foods may help support a healthy immune system.
Citrus juices are reported to be the largest contributor of vitamin C in the diet.1
An 8-ounce glass of 100 percent orange juice is a good source of POTASSIUM.
Potassium is a mineral important for muscle function, nerve transmission, pH maintenance (acid/base balance), and maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance. Potassium may play an important role in cardiovascular health, so diets containing foods that are a good source of potassium and low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.2
Potassium has been identified as a Nutrient of Concern in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans,3 meaning that many Americans do not get enough of this important mineral.
An 8-ounce glass of 100 percent orange juice is a good source of FOLATE.
Folate is important for cell division, growth and development, and the production of healthy red blood cells. Folate may help reduce the risk of birth defects of the brain and spinal cord, known as neural tube defects.
To help reduce the risk of neural tube defects, women capable of becoming pregnant should get 400 micrograms of the synthetic form of folate (folic acid) every day while consuming food folate (the form found in foods and beverages such as orange juice) from a varied diet.4
Include a glass of 100 percent orange juice as part of a healthy diet to increase your intake of folate.
An 8-ounce glass of 100 percent orange juice is a good source of THIAMIN.
Thiamin is a water-soluble vitamin associated with the action of many enzyme systems and helps the body process energy from the food we eat.
Foods and beverages that are good sources of thiamin should be included as part of any healthy diet.
Calcium-fortified orange juice is an excellent non-dairy and lactose free source of CALCIUM.
Calcium aids in bone and tooth development, blood pressure regulation and muscle function.
Calcium has been identified as one of four Nutrients of Concern in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.3
Fortified orange juice may help improve the status of calcium and vitamin D blood levels and provide benefits to bone health.5
Many calcium-fortified orange juices are excellent sources of VITAMIN D.
Vitamin D works hand in hand with calcium to help support bone health. It may also play a role in brain development and support the immune, cardiovascular and muscle systems.6
Vitamin D has been identified as one of four Nutrients of Concern in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.3
An 8-ounce glass of 100 percent orange juice supplies 7 percent of the Daily Value for MAGNESIUM.
Magnesium helps the body generate energy from the foods we eat and is required for the action of many enzyme systems.
Magnesium plays an important role in maintaining normal nerve and muscle function, heart muscle rhythm and muscle contraction, blood pressure, bone health, and glucose and insulin metabolism.7
An 8-ounce glass of 100 percent orange juice supplies 7 percent of the Daily Value for VITAMIN B6.
Also known as pyridoxine, vitamin B6 helps the body process protein and carbohydrates in food and helps produce hemoglobin, a part of red blood cells that carries oxygen to all parts of the body.
Vitamin B6 may provide benefits toward reducing the risk for cardiovascular disease.6
An 8-ounce glass of 100 percent orange juice supplies 4 percent of the Daily Value for VITAMIN A.
Carotenoids are pigments found naturally in some foods, primarily fruits and vegetables. Orange juice contains the carotenoid beta-cryptoxanthin, which can be converted to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is important for reproduction, vision, and immune function.
Oranges and orange juice are one of the main contributors of beta-cryptoxanthin in the U.S. diet.8
Orange juice is a source of important PLANT NUTRIENTS.
Plant nutrients are naturally occurring and may provide nutritional or health benefits. Orange juice contains plant nutrients known as flavonoids. Hesperidin is the most common flavonoid found in orange juice and orange juice is the only fruit juice or commonly consumed food that contains significant amounts of hesperidin.
Orange juice and its plant nutrient, hesperidin, have been associated with benefits toward blood vessel function9 and some measures of cognition in older adults.10
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- U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Guidance for Industry: A Food Labeling Guide (11. Appendix C: Health Claims). January 2013. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/LabelingNutrition/ucm064919.htm.
- USDA/DHHS. 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Available at: http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/.
- Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine. Dietary Reference Intakes for Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin, and Choline. Washington DC: National Academy Press, 1998.
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