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Fruit Intake, Diet Quality and Florida Orange Juice

Florida Orange Juice is a Nutritious Beverage

Florida Orange Juice contributes many important and beneficial vitamins, minerals, and bioactive plant compounds to the diet.

100% Orange Juice Can Be a Part of a Healthy Eating Plan

Research shows that people who drink 100% orange juice may have higher intakes of whole and total fruit, vitamins and minerals, and higher diet quality compared to non-consumers, 1-5 suggesting that 100% orange juice is an important complement to whole fruit in a healthy diet.

100% orange juice, like all citrus fruit, contains many plant compounds including carotenoids like beta-carotene (colorful plant pigments) and many flavonoids. The amount of phytonutrients can vary dramatically depending on the variety of orange, growing conditions, and other factors. Orange juice can sometimes have higher amounts of these important bioactive compounds compared to whole fruit6 and may also be more absorbable from the digestive tract.7

We always hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Start off your day with a nutritious breakfast and a glass of Florida Orange Juice to give your body a variety of nutrients to start the day off right.

Florida Orange Juice contains more than just vitamin C. There’s also potassium, folate and no added sugar – plus all that great taste!

Nutrition Research Corner for Health Professionals

Drinking Juice is Linked to Eating More Fruit

Numerous studies in both adults and children report that compared to non-consumers, orange juice consumption is related to higher intake of whole fruit.1-4 These findings were reflected in a study with obese children (9 to 13 years old) consuming 100 percent mandarin juice for four weeks who maintained higher fruit and vegetable consumption post-study than the control group.8 This study suggests 100 percent citrus juice may encourage higher intake of fruits and vegetables in children during an age in which intake generally plummets.

Drinking 100% Orange Juice is Linked to Higher Diet Quality

Many studies in both adults and children report that 100% orange juice consumption is associated with higher diet quality and increased levels of key nutrients, including many which are under-consumed like potassium.1-4 Furthermore, a systematic review reported 100 percent fruit juice consumption by children was related to higher intakes of vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, fiber (likely due to higher quality diet and whole fruit intake) and (marginally higher) intakes of iron.9

Research supports 100% orange juice can be part of a healthy diet by supplying key nutrients and supporting total fruit intake.

*Values based on a 2000 calorie diet. Nutrient values may vary based on manufacturer, brand, and product types.


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  2. Lee et al. J Med Food. 2014;17(10):1142-1150.
  3. O’Neil CE et al. Nutr Res. 2011;31:673-682.
  4. O’Neil CE et al. Nutr J. 2012;11:107.
  5. Rampersaud & Valim. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2017;51(1):129-140.
  6. Bai et al. J Sci Food Agric. 2013;93(11):2771-2781.
  7. Aschoff et al. J Agric Food Chem. 2015;63(2):578-587.
  8. Codoner-Franch et al. Acta Paediatr. 2010;99(12):1841-1846.
  9. Crowe-White et al. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2016;56(5):871-884.