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Juice It: Grapefruit vs. Orange

What breakfast is complete without a cold glass of juice? I love the flavor of both fresh-squeezed orange and grapefruit juices, but never thought about which was more healthy.

Since both are citrus fruits, they seem equally nutritious, but when I compared the two, there's more of a difference than I expected. To see what I discovered,


Although the differences aren't major, I was surprised that grapefruit juice contains fewer calories per serving. So if you're trying to lose weight, and you drink juice every morning, choosing grapefruit over OJ will save you 140 calories a week. If it's potassium or protein you're concerned with, OJ has grapefruit juice beat. Will knowing these nutritional differences make you choose one over the other, or is flavor more important to you?

8 oz. Grapefruit Juice 8 oz. Orange Juice
Calories 90 110
Total Fat 0 g 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 mg
Sodium 10 mg 0 mg
Potassium 300 mg 450 mg
Carbs 21 g 26 g
Sugars 18 g 22 g
Protein 1 g 2 g
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Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 7 years
I love citrus, any kind of citrus juice is good by me. Though all this talk of it messing with BC kinda scares me, I practically live off OJ!
gLam-shortie gLam-shortie 7 years
I LOVE SIMPLY GRAPEFRUIT!!! (i actually have one in my fridge right now!) it tastes sooo yummy. I also love simply apple if anyone has tried that :) For orange juice, I like Florida's Natural. with lots of pulp! (can you say mimosas?)
cg130 cg130 7 years
I usually only drink water so as to consume fewer calories, but I do love grapefruit juice!
pink-pirate pink-pirate 7 years
I'm with KibzeeLovee - I've never heard anything about grapefruit and BC...surely that would be mentioned by a doctor or in the notes that come with the packet? Is this just an old wives tale?
KibzeeLovee KibzeeLovee 7 years can mess with BC?!
GRAPEFRUIT!!!!!!!! =) =) =) and it even makes wicked popsicles. Well OJ isn't too bad, but grapefruit oh my... =) p/s: mixing both ain't too bad =)
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I'm not a juice person, so I don't drink either one. If I had to choose, I'd pick grapefruit.
1cigarrette 1cigarrette 7 years
I normally mix 1 part of OJ with 3 parts of Grapefruit Juice, it tastes wounderful and it's awesome post-workout after a bunch of cardio
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 7 years
I usually have the fruit not the juice, but no matter how good for us grapefruit is supposed to be, I hate it. It doesn't taste good to me at all.
morninghurts morninghurts 7 years
I usually avoid juices too but do eat oranges and grapefruit now and then. I have noticed that sometimes when I have grapefruit I would get pains in my legs which I've always associated with my BC. It hasn't happened in a long time since I only have 1/2 a grapefruit at most now.
coffeemug2007 coffeemug2007 7 years
i like grapefruit
DivaDivine DivaDivine 7 years
I like grapefruits better. I try not to drink my calories, though.
elsita elsita 7 years
I like better OJ...I guess I´ll try grapefruit juice to see if I can drop a couple of pounds.
telane telane 7 years
I like orange juice a lot, but I don't think I have really ever had grapefruit juice except for in a greyhound.... which I am also quite fond of! haha My favorite combination is peanut butter on a toasted bagel with a tall glass of OJ. Yum!
michlny michlny 7 years
Sugar content in OJ is significantly higher too.....
ella1978 ella1978 7 years
I have heard that it can mess with BC pills, but only if you have it within 2 hours of taking it, I thought... correct me if I'm wrong. Love grapefruit. Oranges are okay, but not a fan of orange juice, don't know why..
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
I LOVE GRAPEFRUIT JUICE :) (and closer to dinner than breakfast, its a great mixer with vodka or gin... so refreshing!)
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 7 years
Orange juice
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
I can't eat citrus fruit or have citrus drinks - but I dearly wish I could. The few times I sneak it - it tastes yummy.
GratefulGrl80 GratefulGrl80 7 years
i LOVE grapefruit and grapefruit juice; sadly they interact with my BC so I can't eat/drink it anymore :(
wolfjinx25 wolfjinx25 7 years
I drink either one. I love Simply brand OJ, Grapefruit and Lemonade!
MariahGem MariahGem 7 years
I have to stick to oj because grapefruit can mess with a certain prescription I take for depression. Sadly, I really love grapefruits!
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