What is 100% fruit juice?
100% fruit juice is simply defined as the liquid obtained from a fruit.
How can I tell if a product is 100% fruit juice?
We encourage you to take a look at a product’s information panel. All juice products are required under the law to list the total percent juice content on the product’s information panel.
How does 100% fruit juice fit into a healthy diet?
100% fruit juice is a smart addition to any diet, providing a variety of important nutrients that are found naturally in fruits. In addition to providing nutrients like vitamin C, folate and potassium, 100% fruit juice also contains many naturally occurring phytonutrients, which have disease-preventative and health promoting potential. Fruit juice is a great tasting and convenient way for both adults and children to help meet the recommended daily number of servings of fruits and vegetables.
Are whole fruits a better source of nutrients than 100% fruit juice?
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that a majority of our daily fruit servings come from whole fruit. But most Americans are not meeting current recommendation for fruit and vegetable consumption and are missing out on valuable nutrients. For many people, drinking a glass of 100% fruit juice is an easy and convenient way to help reach those goals ? just a half-cup serving of juice provides the equivalent of a full serving of fruit!
Is fruit juice packed with a lot of sugar?
100% fruit juice has naturally occurring sugars which are found in whole fruit.
At what age can I begin giving my child fruit juice?
You can begin to give your child fruit juice when he or she can drink from a cup, typically around six months of age, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
How much fruit juice should my child drink?
Parents can feel confident serving their children appropriate amounts of 100% fruit juice. Appropriate amounts, as recommended by the AAP, are 4-6 ounces of 100% juice daily for children 1-6 years old, and 8-12 ounces daily for older children from ages 7-18. The AAP statement and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) MyPyramid each include guidelines for incorporating 100% fruit juice as a serving of fruit.
Does fruit juice make children fat?
The majority of research does not show a relationship between overweight and 100 percent juice consumption in children or teens. While there are some general misconceptions about the appropriateness of 100% fruit juices as part of the diet ? especially children’s diets ? current science strongly maintains the nutritional benefits of fruit juice.
What equals a serving of fruit?
Eight ounces of 100% fruit juice is considered equivalent to one cup from the fruit group, according to the USDA.