Friday, March 12, 2010

Orange Juice vs. Apple Juice

Orange Juice and Apple Juice are staples in my refridgerator. I drink both juices daily - morning, noon, and night. One of my favorite websites - Cooking Light - put orange juice and apple juice against one another for a battle -  check out which of my favorite juices won below:

Both of America's most popular juices are delicious, low-calorie beverages with many nutrients and no fat. But if you're choosing, go for O.J. It's known as a vitamin C powerhouse and boasts almost twice the potassium of apple juice. It also contains about a quarter of the recommended daily allowance for folic acid, which lowers the risk of heart disease and stroke. Apple juice has a healthful amount of potassium and vitamin C but lacks folic acid.

Orange Juice
(8 ounces, unfortified)
112 calories
0 grams fat
496 milligrams potassium
124 milligrams vitamin C
74 micrograms folate

Apple Juice
(8 ounces, unfortified)
117 calories
0 grams fat
295 milligrams potassium
103 milligrams vitamn C
0 micrograms folate

Here are two yummy Cooking Light recipes that include Orange or Apple juice:
Whole Wheat Orange Juice Muffins
Apple-Oatmeal Crumb Cake

Do you have a favorite juice to drink?

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