Sugars and juice

  • What is the content of sugars in juice?

    All sugars in Tropicana juices are naturally occurring and derived from the fruit from which the juice is made. A 150ml glass has approximately 15g of sugars from the natural fruit which is 17% of an adult’s Reference Intake (RI). Reference Intakes (RIs) are guidelines about the approximate amount of particular nutrients required for a healthy diet (they are not targets). They help understand how a particular food or drink fits within a daily diet. To help minimise the dental impact of the sugars, consume juice with meals and for children, use a straw.

  • Do all juices contain the same number of sugars?

    Some juice drinks / juice mixtures do contain added sugars. Tropicana does not. Tropicana contains 100% pure fruit juice, which only contains naturally occurring sugars from the fruit. Check the nutritional labels to find out more.

  • How does the sugar content of orange juice compare to other drinks?

    100% pure orange juice is nutrient rich, so whilst it contains a similar amount of sugars per 100ml as regular sugar sweetened soft drinks, it also adds real nutritional value to the diet with nutrients such as vitamin C and folate. It also counts as one of your 5 a day.

Calories and juice

  • How many calories are in juice?

    A 150ml serving of Tropicana Orange juice (100% pure juice) contains 72 Calories which is 4% of the Reference Intake (RI). Trop 50 Origianl Orange contains 32 Calories which is 2% of the RI.
  • Will drinking juice make me fat or lead to weight gain?

    Weight gain is a result of an imbalance between energy intake and energy expenditure. An excess of total calories (from any food or drink source), which if not balanced with sufficient physical activity, can lead to weight gain. 100% fruit juices provide between 33-46 kcal per 100 ml and up to 14% sugars which are the source of energy. As with all foods and drink, juice should be consumed in moderation and as part of a varied and balanced diet. If you are looking for a juice drink with lower calories, consider Trop 50 which contains 50% less sugars and calories than regular 100% fruit juice.

Juice and teeth

  • Does juice contain added sugars which are bad for my teeth?

    The only sugars in 100% juice are naturally occurring sugars from the fruit. As with all foods and drink which contains sugars, juice should be consumed in moderation which will help reduce risk of dental health issues.
  • What can I do to help look after my teeth?

    Drink juice at meal times and try not to swish it around your mouth. You can also drink juice through a straw to help minimise the dental impact of juice. Maintain good dental hygiene by brushing your teeth at least twice a day and have regular dental check-ups.

Juice and children

  • At what age can you start to introduce juice?

    Fruit juice can be introduced into a baby’s diet after 6 months, but at this age you should dilute it with water to a ratio of about 1 part juice to 10 parts water.
  • How much juice can you give children?

    One small glass (approx. 150ml) of 100% fruit juice will count as one of their recommended 5 portions of fruit and veg a day which we know many children (and adults) struggle to reach. If you want to dilute juice with water for your kids, consider Tropicana Kids which is 75% juice and 25% water and available in a convenient on-the-go carton with a straw.

Portion size

  • What portion size of juice counts as one of your 5 a day?

    The Department of Health counts a minimum of 150ml of unsweetened juice as one of your five a day.
  • Why is Tropicana’s portion size 150ml?

    The Department of Health counts a 150ml glass of unsweetened 100% fruit or vegetable juice as one of your 5 a day portions of fruits and vegetables. Because juice lacks the fibre naturally contained in the whole fruit, 100% juice can only count as one portion. A normal serving of juice, that is, the amount we tend to consume in one occasion, is 150ml. Therefore, a glass of 150ml of 100% fruit juice can count as one of your five a day and we base our nutritional information on this portion size.


  • What is the difference between juice from concentrate and juice not from concentrate?

    For most people it is a question of personal preference and taste. Juice from concentrate has water removed at source (i.e. where the fruit is harvested and processed) and then added back later on. Some people believe that juice which is not from concentrate has a better flavour than juice which is made from concentrate.

  • Is there a best time of day to drink orange juice?

    The best time of day is with meals, particularly if it is enjoyed with meals based on plant foods (such as fortified cereals, some beans, and spinach) as the vitamin C in juice helps increase iron absorption from these sources.

  • Which juice is best?

    Many varieties of 100% fruit juices will count as one of your 5 a day, but the other vitamins and minerals they contain differ slightly depending on the fruit variety. Orange and other citrus juices, like grapefruit are the richest in vitamin C. Orange juice is also a good source of folate (a B vitamin).