Nutritional profile

Juices naturally contain around 10% sugars, and the remaining 90% is water, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.1

The exact vitamins, minerals and nutrients in fruit juices vary, depending on the whole fruit from which they’re made; for example, 100% orange juice is a rich source of vitamin C and also contains nutrients including folate and potassium, plus smaller amounts of many others.1

Click on the topics below to read more about what makes up the nutritional profile of 100% fruit juice. To learn more about orange juice in particular, see our factsheet “Nutritional Profile of 100% Orange Juice”.

REFERENCES:

1. UK Department of health. Nutrient analysis of fruit and vegetables. Available at: 
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/167942/Nutrient_analysis_of_fruit_and_vegetables_-_Summary_Report.pdf

Carbohydrates and sugars
Carbohydrates and sugars in 100% fruit juice

The carbohydrates in 100% fruit juice, including the sugars, are naturally occurring and come from the whole fruit from which it is squeezed.1

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Vitamins and minerals
Vitamins and minerals in 100% fruit juice

When  the juice inside whole fruit is squeezed or pressed  out of the fruit, the nutrients in that juice are squeezed out too. The vitamins and minerals in 100% juice contribute towards a healthy balanced diet.1 

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Phytonutrients
What are phytonutrients?

Ninety percent of fruit juice is made up of water, vitamins (e.g. vitamin C), minerals and phytonutrients.1 Phytonutrients are plant compounds (naturally occurring substances) found in fruit and fruit juices. How they work is not yet completely understood.

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Fructose
Learn more about fructose

Fruit contains a mix of naturally occurring sugars, which make up around 10% of fruit juices: fructose, glucose and sucrose, for example.

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