How Many Calories in Fruit Juice?

Little boy drinking fruit juice in a kitchen
A child enjoys his fruit juice with his breakfast. (Image: ampak/iStock/Getty Images)

When it comes to calories, not all fruit juices are created equal. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, many people are unwittingly drinking up a lot of their daily calorie allotment on fruit juices. Both bottled and frozen versions often contain more calories than even sugary sodas and energy drinks. If you’re wondering if fresh-squeezed juices fare better than their frozen or bottled counterparts, they don’t. While fresh juices do contain higher amounts of some vitamins than those that are frozen, they’re by no means low-calorie.

Calorie Calculations

Bottled apple juice has 114 calories per 8-ounce serving. Canned fruit punch has 119 calories per 8-ounce serving. Bottled cranberry juice cocktail comes in at 137 calories for the same amount, and bottled grape juice tops out at a whopping 152 calories per 8 ounces. Citrus juices are slightly lower in calories. Fresh-squeezed orange juice has 112 calories per 8-ounce serving, and pink grapefruit juice has only 96 calories for the same serving size.

REFERENCES & RESOURCES
Load comments
PARTNER & LICENSEE OF THE LIVESTRONG FOUNDATION

Copyright © 2019 Leaf Group Ltd. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of the LIVESTRONG.COM Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Copyright Policy. The material appearing on LIVESTRONG.COM is for educational use only. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. LIVESTRONG is a registered trademark of the LIVESTRONG Foundation. The LIVESTRONG Foundation and LIVESTRONG.COM do not endorse any of the products or services that are advertised on the web site. Moreover, we do not select every advertiser or advertisement that appears on the web site-many of the advertisements are served by third party advertising companies.