Interesting Facts About Orange Juice

Vitamin Facts

Vitamin C: An 8-ounce glass of orange juice gives you at least 100% of the recommended Daily Value.

Vitamin A: An 8-ounce glass of 100% orange juice supplies 4% of the Daily Value.

Potassium: One 8-ounce glass of orange juice provides 14% of the Daily Value.

Orange Juice ServingFolate: An 8-ounce glass of orange juice provides 11% of the Daily Value.

Magnesium: An 8-ounce glass of orange juice supplies 7% of the Daily Value.

Vitamin B6: Helps the body process protein & carbohydrates in food & helps produce hemoglobin, a part of red blood cells that carry oxygen to all parts of the body.

Niacin: An 8-ounce glass supplies 3% of the Daily Value.

Calcium: Calcium-fortified orange juice is an excellent non-dairy source of calcium that is lactose free.

History fact

Citrus has been farmed commercially in Florida since the mid-1800s. The first citrus was brought to the New World in 1493 by Christopher Columbus. In the mid-1500s one of the early Spanish explorers, most likely Ponce de Leon, planted the first orange trees around St. Augustine, Florida.

Florida's unique sandy soil and subtropical climate proved to be ideal for growing the seeds that the early settlers planted and have flourished ever since.

Did you know?

In Florida, there are nearly 569,000 acres of citrus groves and more than 74 million citrus trees. Most citrus is grown in the southern two-thirds of the Florida peninsula, where there is low probability for a freeze. After a series of freezes in the 1980s, citrus growers gradually migrated southward from central and northern regions.