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How Many Calories Are in Pomegranate Juice?

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In Jacksonville, Fla., Frank Whittemore is a content strategist with over a decade of experience as a hospital corpsman in the U.S. Navy and a licensed paramedic. He has over 15 years experience writing for several Fortune 500 companies. Whittemore writes on topics in medicine, nature, science, technology, the arts, cuisine, travel and sports.
How Many Calories Are in Pomegranate Juice?
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Pomegranates are tropical fruit with a thick outer rind and small, juicy seeds inside. The seeds are often squeezed for their juice, which is bright red, sweet and tangy. Pomegranate juice is a good source of calories from carbohydrates.

Calories

The U.S. Department of Agriculture states that a 1-cup serving of pomegranate juice delivers 139 calories. About 132 calories come from carbohydrates, 6 calories come from fats and approximately 1 calorie comes from protein.

Daily Intake

A 1-cup portion of pomegranate juice can serve as just under 7 percent of the total recommended caloric intake for the average adult each day. This value is based on a typical diet of 2,000 calories per day.

Components

The USDA also states that a 1-cup serving of pomegranate juice weighs 250 g. 33g are carbohydrates, about 0.7 g are fats and 0.4 g are proteins. The remainder comprises indigestible matter, water and other nutrients

Nutrients

Pomegranate juice also contains several important vitamins including vitamin K, folate, vitamin E and pantothenic acid. Dietary minerals within the juice include potassium, manganese, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and copper.

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