Looking to wake up your taste buds and get a nutritional jumpstart on the day? A daily glass of 100 percent orange juice is a nutritional standout compared to many other commonly consumed 100 percent fruit juices.
100 Percent Orange Juice is More Nutrient Dense than Other Commonly Consumed 100 Percent Fruit Juices
- The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 recommend that people consume nutrient-dense forms of foods and beverages more often.1 Nutrient-dense foods and beverages provide a lot of vitamins and minerals for their calories.
- One serving of 100 percent orange juice is more nutrient dense, or nutrient rich, than many commonly consumed 100 percent fruit juices. In fact, when 100 percent fruit juices are ranked based on their nutrient density, citrus juices dominate the top three spots, beating out pineapple, prune, grape and apple juices. 2
How to Find 100 Percent Orange Juice
- Looks for “100 percent”:
Make sure the label specifically says “100% Orange Juice” to avoid selecting beverages that may contain added sugar, other juices and fewer nutrients.
- Beware of “drinks,” “-ades,” “punches,” “cocktails” and other cleverly-worded “beverages”:
These drinks may have added sugars and different nutrient profiles than 100 percent orange juice.
- U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. 7th Edition, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, December 2010.
- Rampersaud GC. A comparison of nutrient density scores for 100% fruit juices. Journal of Food Science. 2007;72(4):S261-S266.