Orange drink

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
An orange drink

The term orange drink refers to a sweet, sugary, sometimes carbonated, orange-flavored drink.

Typically such beverages contain little or no orange juice and are mainly composed of water, sugar or sweeteners, flavor, coloring, and additives, sometimes in that order. As such, they are very low in nutritional value, although many are fortified with vitamin C.[1] In 2002, however, a "cheap, fortified, orange-flavored drink" was developed with the intention of improving nutrition in the third world by adding vitamin A, iron, and iodine to people's diets.[2]

Because orange drinks can be confused with orange juice, the U.S. government requires orange drinks, as well as other beverages whose names allude to fruit products, to state the percentage of juice contained above the "Nutrition Facts" label.[3] and requires companies to state them as orange drinks instead of orange juice.


See also[edit]