Orange Juice

Orange Juice
Orange Juice

Orange juice is often used to help diabetics overcome low blood sugar episodes due to its rapidly absorbable sugars. Therefore, it is important to limit consumption of this juice in order to prevent constant blood sugar spikes that may lead to insulin resistance. When consumed in small quantities, orange juice is a great source of vitamin C, potassium, and folate and maybe fortified calcium, if buying prepackaged.

Selection process:

While fresh is always best, pre-packaged orange juice may be a good way to get some added calcium. Since vitamin C is lost when exposed to heat, light and air, it is best to consume the boxed OJ as soon as possible, buy in an opaque or dark container and to keep stored in the refrigerator. Look for 100% juice with no added sugar or fillers.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 cup (248.0 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 111.6

% Daily Value*

Total fat 0.5g 0.8%

Saturated Fat 0.1g 0.3%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 2.5mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 25.8g 8.6%

Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2.0%

Sugars 20.8g

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 1.7g

Vitamin A 9.9% Vitamin C 206.7%
Calcium 2.7% Iron 2.8%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 0.3%
Vitamin K 0.3% Thiamin 14.9%
Riboflavin 4.4% Niacin 5.0%
Vitamin B-6 5.0% Folate 18.6%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 4.7%
Phosphorus 4.2% Magnesium 6.8%
Zinc 0.8% Selenium 0.4%
Copper 5.5% Manganese 1.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.