Freshly Squeezed Juice Still Not Healthy
April 12, 2003
Consumers who pay more for freshly squeezed orange juice because they think it is more nutritious may be wasting their money, according to research.
Scientists measured levels of antioxidants such as vitamin C, flavonoids and carotenoids in both pasteurized and freshly squeezed orange juice. Antioxidants protect cells from damaging "free radical" molecules.
The study showed no significant differences between commercial juices and freshly squeezed juices, demonstrating that all juices have the same nutritional characteristics.
However, researchers noted that substances might work differently in the human body than they do in tests.
Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture March, 2003