Who has not heard the adage "an apple a day keeps the doctor away"? Thus, it is not surprising that health-conscious eaters might pair this medicine chest in fruit form with a raw-food focus. And so, many innocently ask how many calories are at the core of raw apple juice.
Raw Apple Juice and Cider: A Cautionary Tale
Raw apple cider has been associated with E. coli 0157:H7 outbreaks. Pregnant women, young children, the aged and those with immunocompromised systems as is seen with acquired immune deficiency syndrome or cancer should be particularly cautious with regard to the inherent risk of contracting enteric infections through raw apple juice or cider.
Calories in Raw Apple Juice
Many raw-juice devotees use a press to render fresh apples, skin on, into raw apple juice. Others press juicers into service and drop in other fruits, such as pear, or even celery, spinach or broccoli. When apples alone are used to make fresh juice, the calories in an 8-ounce glass of raw apple juice total 110.
If contemplating the start of a raw-food or raw-juice diet, consult a physician or registered dietitian for guidance regarding your particular health situation in juxtaposition to raw-food dangers.