Calories In Pineapple Juice
Calories In Pineapple Juice
The subject of calories in pineapple juice often comes up in email conversations that our editor has with our website guests and visitors. So baring that in mind, we finally decided to dig into the subject, and publish all we could find on it. Now obviously there are numerous kinds of pineapple juice, such as fresh pineapple juice, sweetened canned pineapple juice, unsweetened pineapple juice, and regular processed pineapple juice varieties. All of the these varieties contain different amounts of calories, vitamins, minerals, and other properties worth exploring. If you find that this article does not answer your calorie related questions regarding pineapple juice, please feel free to send us an email. We are in close contact with a certified nutritionist, and can always refer to them with any difficult to answer inquiries.
With regard to the calorie content of fresh unfiltered pineapple juice, it usually contains about 90 calories per cup. Pineapple juice is high in natural sugar, and it's here that most of the juice's calories come from. If you filter the pulp or fiber content from fresh squeezed juice, then you can probably slightly reduce it's calorie content. If you are a serious calorie counter or are dieting, then you can always use the pure juice to sweeten and flavor bottled water, without consuming a whole glass of pure pineapple juice in one sitting. Fresh unsweetened pineapple juice also contains an extremely high level of citric acid, which can cause an upset stomach if consumed in large quantities, especially on an empty stomach. Diabetics will want to talk to a doctor before drinking fresh pineapple juice, as it's natural sugars may be a point of concern.
When investigating sweetened or your standard processed pineapple juice varieties, one would conclude that they generally seem to contain anywhere from 120 to 150 calories per cup. The higher calorie content as compared to fresh pineapple juice, has to do with the addition of sugar and syrups being added to the juice, as well as different natural and synthetic preservatives. Most sweetened or processed pineapple juice will contain little more than sugar, water, and a little fiber, as most of the natural vitamins and minerals contained in the juice will become inactive during the pasteurization process. In light of this some processed pineapple juice will be vitamin fortified. I personally do not drink processed pineapple juice, as making it fresh is so simple, and so much healthier. You will also cut calories by drinking fresh juice as well.
So in conclusion, fresh unsweetened pineapple juice will contain 90 calories per cup, and sweetened processed pineapple juice will usually contain 120 to 150 calories per cup. Fresh pineapple juice contains an abundant amount of essential vitamins and minerals, while processed pineapple juice contains little nutritional content due to pasteurizing, and will sometime be vitamin fortified. If you would like any further information about pineapple juice and it's calorie content, please feel free to send our web editor an email. General response time to any email inquiry is twenty four hours. We would like to thank you again for visiting our site. We hope that you will continue exploring the remaining portion of our website, which includes our extensive pineapple juice recipe database.