According to the Australian Dietary Guidelines, a small 125mL glass of juice is considered a serve of fruit. So juice can be a great occasional substitute for whole fruit. Whole fruit is always best for the fibre it provides. Juice can provide a number of nutrients. It is a natural source of energy and can provide a range of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, folate and potassium. It can also be a source of naturally occurring plant antioxidants.
Fruit and 100% fruit juice contain naturally occurring sugars, including fructose and glucose. Fruit juice is a nutrient bundle, providing a number of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, not just the naturally occurring sugar alone. It is important to consider the serve size consumed as this is where the sugar and energy content can add up. Juice is naturally sweet and delicious, so pick fruit juices without added sugar. Some fruit juices may contain added sugars for extra taste, so make sure you check the ingredients list to see if there is added sugar.
Fruit and Fruit juice can naturally contain fructose, a type of sugar. The total fructose content can vary depending on the type of fruit. Fructose also has a low glycemic index, meaning it is broken down and absorbed slowly.
No added sugar - products must not contain any added sugar (includes honey, malt, malt extract or maltose) but, of course, still contain the natural sugars from the fruit used to make fruit juice.
The reason we pasteurise is for health and safety. Whilst there is a trend for raw and unpasteurised products these inherently provide a safety risk as bacteria can grow in unpasteurised juice which can cause serious illness. All of our fresh chilled juices are flash pasteurised and cold filled, delivering a fresh and natural taste.
In general, we try to use local fruit wherever available and commercially feasible. We, at The Daily Drinks Co. have invested in enhancing the local fruit supply over the long term. A decade ago we worked with growers to plant new varieties of orange trees to help us better match supply and demand of orange juice through winter. We are now seeing the benefits, with improved availability of local juicing oranges through winter.