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Fun Facts

  1. When it comes to nutrition, nothing can replace whole fruits. But the next best thing is their juice, in moderation. Choose wisely from the ever-expanding options.
  2. Calories in fruit juice range from 100 (grapefruit) and 110 (orange juice) to 150 (grape) and 180 (prune) per 8-ounce cup. Vegetable juices have fewer calories. Ounce for ounce, fruit juice has more calories than whole fruit because its sugars are concentrated.
  3. The percentage of juice must be disclosed on the label—but that doesn’t stop exaggerated advertising. Look for juices labeled “100% fruit juice” (or close to it), or check ingredients to make sure there are no added sweeteners.
  4. Manufacturers often add cheap filler juices to expensive juices. Many tart juices, like pomegranate and cranberry, are also often cut with sweeter juices.
  5. Juices fortified with calcium and vitamin D are a good way to get these much-needed bone nutrients, especially for people who don’t consume a lot of dairy foods. One cup typically has as much calcium and D as a cup of milk.

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