How Well Do You Know Juice? Can you pick the better option?

As the temperatures heat up, it’s a perfect time to begin thinking of the cool juices found in many areas of the supermarket – from shelves to refrigerators to freezers. Juice is a popular way to increase servings of fruit and is also used as a base for mixed drinks, smoothies, fruit salsas and marinades. Although there is a broad range of scores, most fall below 30, showcasing that many nutrients are removed in the processing of whole fruit to make juice. Vitamins and minerals are sometimes added to juice, boosting the NuVal™ score. In contrast, the addition of sugar lowers the NuVal™ score.

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