Subject: Happy National Orange Juice Day!

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Happy National Orange Juice Day!

Americans have long had a love affair with Florida Orange Juice. In fact, we drink about one billion gallons a year1 — making it America’s favorite 100 percent fruit juice. Beyond its delightfully tangy and naturally sweet flavor combo, it can also be part of a healthy eating pattern. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans attest that every 8 ounce glass:
  • Counts as a serving of fruit
  • Contributes to your daily hydration needs
  • Comes replete with over 100% of your daily value of vitamin C
  • Contains a good amount of potassium and folate, and packed with the bioactive hesperidin
Now, that’s cause for celebration. But today, we raise our glass to you — the registered dietitians and nutritionists working tirelessly to provide clients and patients with practical dietary advice that becomes second nature for life. The Florida Department of Citrus applauds your devotion to helping people attain a healthy and active lifestyle. To that end, we thought you may enjoy perusing our 100% OJ Nutrition Facts section of our site. We hope the information on these pages and the other resources listed below will assist you in providing sound and evidence-based advice to your clients and patients about consuming 100% orange juice as part of a healthful diet. If your patients and clients ever need kitchen inspiration, we have got a veritable goldmine of suggestions. Explore our recipe bank with citrus-inspired culinary creations that will delight taste buds. And for a personal back story to the food on your plate, wander on over to the section of our site that houses grower stories. Learn about the dedicated citrus growers who’ve been working hard to bring safe and nutrient-rich Florida Orange Juice to the table for generations.

Yours in good health,
The Florida Department of Citrus




1. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Food Availability (Per Capita) Data System, Fruit Juices Excel. 2014. Available here: https://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-availability-per-capita-data-system/
© 2017 Florida Department of Citrus
P.O. Box 9010 Bartow, FL 33831-9010 US
Telephone: 863-537-3999