Juice & Juice Drinks

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In Australia, 100% juice contains no added sugar or preservatives. Juice drinks, however, contain less fruit and/or vegetables, and often have other ingredients added such as water, flavours and sweeteners. In both cases, the exact amount of each is displayed on nutrition information label.

Fruit and vegetable juices have a significant role to play in the diet of all Australians, particularly in contributing to the recommended daily amount of fruit and vegetables.

Juice Australia has a dedicated consumer site. Head over to the Juice Australia Microsite

For juice, the Australian Dietary Guidelines state that an occasional 125ml glass of fruit juice with no added sugar is equivalent to one serve of fruit. Without juice, many children and adolescents would not consume their recommended daily intake of fruit.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, only 5.4% of adults eat their recommended daily intake of fruit and vegetables. For more information, please visit our Pressing the Facts on Juice consumer factsheet.

  • Juice consumption has nearly tripled among children aged 9-13 years, jumping from 12% to 33%
  • Juice consumption has more than quadrupled among young adults aged 19-30 years, jumping from 4% to 18%
  • Juice consumption has more than doubled among the general population, jumping from 10% to 24%
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