Fruit Juice Matters

Fruit Juice Matters is a non-branded and non-commercial initiative, informing healthcare professionals about surprising health benefits of 100% fruit juices by sharing the latest scientific insights.

Nutrition & bio-availability

What does the evidence say about the nutritional composition of 100% fruit juice, or the bioavailability of its nutrients and bioactives? In this se...

Consumption & Behaviour

Where does 100% fruit juice fit into a balanced diet and what are the benefits for people seeking to improve their fruit and vegetable consumption. ...

Technology & Regulatory

Did you know that the composition of 100% fruit juice is governed by strict regulations and standards? For example, sugar or preservatives are never...

Does 100% fruit juice increase the risk of type 2 diabetes and obesity ?

The consumption of whole fruits and vegetables is associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Yet 100% fruit juices which contain the full range of nutrients and bioactives found in whole fruits, although not the fibre, are often cited as a likely cause or promoter of T2DM. Why should this be and what evidence exists to support the opinion? 

Fruit Juice Facts

Science and health information on 100% fruit juice

New data on the composition of 100% orange juice

100% orange juice contains an array of vitamins, minerals and bioactive plant compounds that is often not fully appreciated by those providing dietary advice to the public. In particular, folate, potassium and vitamin C are found in useful amounts in 100% orange juice – both freshly squeezed and packaged.