Making fruit into juice Fruit juice is still one of the best ways to replenish the body’s essential nutrients and everyone has their own method when it comes to restoring essential body fluids, vitamins and minerals – whether it’s after exercise or a tiring day at the office. A ½ – ¾ cup of pure fruit juice is the equivalent of a single fruit enriched with natural fruit sugars, fructose and glucose, and is most importantly, caffeine free. But getting your hands on 100% pure fruit juice has become quite tricky, seeing as most drinks, nectars and concentrates sold, contain less than 50% real fruit juice. There are three basic categories of fruit juices:
- Pure fruit juices, which contain 100% fruit juice.
- Fruit juice nectars, which contain less than 100% but more than 20% fruit juice, depending on the actual fruit (nectars usually contain 20-50% fruit juice).
- Fruit drinks, which contain a minimum of 6% fruit juice.
- Squashes contain 24% fruit juice in their undiluted form.