Introduction to Fruit Juices
Fruit juices are beverages made by extracting natural juices from whole fruits such as apples, oranges, grapes, cranberries, and pineapples. They can be enjoyed either by themselves or mixed into shakes and smoothies.
One of the biggest benefits of drinking fruit juice is that it provides a convenient and tasty way to get essential vitamins and nutrients. Plus, they can satisfy your sweet tooth without consuming unhealthy added sugar.
Fresh Juice vs Concentrate
In the juice aisle at the grocery store, you could be confronted with a wall of choices from fresh squeezed to concentrates and cocktails. Here’s what you need to know about the differences.
Raw juice comes straight from fresh fruits, while juice from concentrate has water removed and added back later. Fresh juice has more natural vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, while juice from concentrate may contain added sugars and preservatives.
Fresh juice costs more but often has a better taste and higher nutritional value. In the following section, we will directly compare the nutritional value of fresh apple juice and orange juice.