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Orange juice

What is orange juice?

About the ingredient orange juice. Including 1,303 recipes with orange juice, nutrition data, and where to find it.



Orange juice is a popular beverage made from oranges by extraction from the fresh fruit, by desiccation and subsequent reconstitution of the dried juice, or by concentration and subsequent addition of water to the concentrate.

The term "orange juice" is also used, both colloquially and commercially, to refer to "concentrated orange juice".


Orange juice is a source of vitamin C (ascorbic acid), potassium, thiamine, Phosphorus G, folic acidVitamin B9) and vitamin B6.

One 8-ounce (227 ml) glass of 100 percent orange juice counts as almost 25 percent of the USDA-recommended daily fruit and vegetable servings, based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Research shows orange juice is more nutrient dense than many commonly consumed 100 percent fruit juices, such as apple, grape, pineapple and prune.

Citrus juices also contain flavonoids that are believed to have beneficial health effects. Orange juice containing pulp seems to be more nutritious than no-pulp varieties due to the flavonoids contained in the pulp. If drunk on an empty stomach, orange juice can exacerbate present gastrointestinal conditions and/or cause mild and temporary stomach upset.

Canned Orange Juice

A small fraction of fresh orange juice is canned. Canned orange juice does retain Vitamin C much better than bottled juice. However, the canned product loses flavor when stored at room temperature for over 12 weeks.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup (249g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 109Calories from Fat 6
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.7g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 25.0g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Sugars ~
Protein 2.0g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 137%
Calcium 2% Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Orange juice is usually found in the beverages section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Orange juice is a member of the Fruits and Fruit Juices US Department of Agriculture nutritional food group.

How much does orange juice weigh?

Measure Grams
1 cup 249
1 fl oz 31

In Chinese:橙汁
British (UK) term: Orange juice
en français:du jus d'orange
en español:zumo de naranja

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