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Fruit Juices in Balanced Nutrition

  • By: Carol E. O'Neil & Theresa A. Nicklas
  • In: Encyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine & Health
  • Edited by: James M. Rippe
  • Subject:Health Psychology / Behavioral Medicine, Public Health Education & Health Promotion, Health Psychology

The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines juice as “the extractable fluid contents of cells or tissues” or “the liquid or moisture contained in something.” Thus, 100% fruit juice is the extractable fluid content of fruit. The 14th-century etymology is from the Middle English jus, which comes in turn from the Anglo-French “broth” or “juice,” which comes from the Latin. One hundred percent fruit juice has also been defined as

the unfermented but fermentable liquid obtained from the edible part of sound, appropriately mature and fresh fruit or of fruit maintained in sound condition by suitable means including post harvest surface treatments applied in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Codex Alimentarius Commission. (Codex General Standard for Fruit Juices and Nectars, CODEX STAN 247–2005, p. 1)

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