The majority of us all seem to have a favorite orange juice. It's a staple of breakfast and that glass of delicious juice just seems to start our morning on the right foot. Now, while you may know which orange juice brands you prefer, some of us like to test our options and see which one tickles our fancy over others. Don't worry because we've done the work for you. We'll be covering everything from price to sugar content to availability.

Orange Juice Brands

1. Simply Orange - $3.98

a bottle of simply orange orange juice

This guy is a bit tricky. You'll usually find people who love the classic light taste whereas others criticize it for being far too watery. Regardless, this juice is still a favorite for hundreds of Americans and sales soared in 2017, falling just behind Tropicana.

The nutritional information for this particular brand per serving is:

  • 110 calories
  • 0g of fat
  • 23g of sugar
  • 0mg of sodium
  • 90% vitamin C

You'll be able to find this brand just about anywhere from your local grocery store to larger department stores like Walmart. It also comes in a variety of sizes, none of which will set you back too much.

2. Minute Maid - $2.78

a carton of minute maid orange juice

As far as orange juice brands go, this is one a household name and has been for years. While we may have indulged in glasses as children, this brand now tends to fall more on the noticeably sweet side. You may still love it for its classic taste that doesn't have overpowering acidity, but the sugar is often something a trait people notice now.

Per serving, the nutritional value is on par with your typical orange juice brands:

  • 110 calories
  • 0g of fat
  • 24g of sugar
  • 15mg of sodium
  • 120% vitamin C

Given that it's been a household name for decades now, Minute Maid is available just about anywhere you'd expect to find juice. Grocery stores and department stores like Walmart will sell jugs at a moderate price.

3. Tropicana - $3.28

a jug of tropicana orange juice

Tropicana is the king of orange juice brands for a lot of people. Not only did their sales reach nearly $1 billion in 2017, but its distinct acidic and sweet flavor is one that people gravitate towards. Some might find the aftertaste more bitter than others, but that hasn't stopped Americans from purchasing it.

This brand has similar nutritional facts per serving:

  • 110 calories
  • 0g of fat
  • 22g of sugar
  • 0mg of sodium
  • 120% vitamin C

As we just mentioned, Tropicana had the highest sales in America last year, so naturally, this juice is available in local grocery stores and department stores like Walmart.

4. Trader Joe's - $4.29

a carton or trader joe's orange juice

Trader Joe's brand of OJ has been criticized before for being a little too sweet, but it's still considered a classic for many American families. Their juice has a solid taste that isn't too acidic either and won't leave you with an undesirable aftertaste.

The nutritional information reveals that it's pretty much exactly the same as your more popular orange juice brands:

  • 110 calories
  • 0g of fat
  • 22g of sugar
  • 0mg of sodium
  • 120% vitamin C

This orange juice is a little harder to find since it's a private brand. You can find it in places like Whole Foods and, of course, at Trader Joe's. But don't expect to walk into your well-known stores and see it sitting on shelves.

5. Florida's Natural - $4.29

a carton of florida's natural OJ

This seems to be one of those orange juice brands that keeps its promises of a pure orange taste. The company says that the oranges are plucked from Florida and guarantees you'll notice the difference. Overall, things seem to balance the right kind of acidity and sweetness while maintaining a natural texture.

As far as its nutrition goes, things are pretty much the same as other brands across the board:

  • 110 calories
  • 0g of fat
  • 22g of sugar
  • 0mg of sodium
  • 120% vitamin C

You should be able to find this guy at your grocery stores and department stores like Walmart without any hassle.

6. Naked Orange Juice - $4.95

a jug or naked orange juice

If you're looking to capture that perfect orange juice taste then you may not need to go any further than Naked OJ. Its taste matches that of nothing but oranges without being super sweet or too acidic to handle.

Nutrition differs slightly from your typical orange juice due to the presence of sodium:

  • 110 calories
  • 0g of fat
  • 22g of sugar
  • 15mg of sodium
  • 120% vitamin C

You should be able to find this brand at your go-to grocery store or in department stores like Walmart. Naked has lots of different flavors of juice, though, so be mindful of that when shopping as some stores may only carry certain flavors.

7. Whole Foods 365 - $2.99

a carton of whole foods 365 OJ

Speaking of juices that tend to capture a hearty blend of oranges and sweetness, Whole Foods is another brand that Americans like to reach for in stores. Be warned, though, as some people consider the acidity to be far too high to actually enjoy a full glass.

Its sugar is slightly lower and the vitamin C is higher, but other nutritional facts are pretty much the same as the other orange juice brands:

  • 110 calories
  • 0g of fat
  • 21g of sugar
  • 15mg of sodium
  • 200% vitamin C

This particular orange juice can be found in, you guessed it, Whole Foods. You probably won't be able to find it anywhere else given that the brand is specific to the store.

8. Natalie's 100% Florida Orange Juice - $5.49

a jug of natalie's OJ

It seems the more private a brand is, the more it seems to taste like authentic oranges without possessing overpowering sweetness or being way too bitter. Natalie's does just that with its freshly squeezed juice that packs flavor without any off-putting acidity.

Nutritional information reveals that it's on par with a lot of other orange juice brands. Its percentage of vitamin C is a bit lower, but it's nothing too noticeable.

  • 110 calories
  • 0g of fat
  • 21g of sugar
  • 0mg of sodium
  • 140% vitamin C

This is another private brand, so you'll have more luck finding in stores like Whole Foods or Trader Joe's over stores that a little more commercial. You may, however, be able to find other Natalie's juice flavors at department stores like Walmart.

9. Uncle Matt's Organic - $6.80

a jug of uncle matt's OJ

If you're someone who likes to shop in more exclusive grocery stores like Whole Foods then you've no doubt seen Uncle Matt hanging around on shelves. But, he's fairly unknown to many others. If you can get your hands on him, though, you might be pleasantly surprised with the authentic orange taste and smooth texture.

Nutritional information will tell you that it's basically on par with the others. The only difference you'll see is that the vitamin C content is lower than the others we've covered.

  • 110 calories
  • 0g of fat
  • 22g of sugar
  • 0mg of sodium
  • 80% vitamin C

You'll have an easier time finding this juice in stores like Trader Joe's and Whole Foods, but some department stores like Walmart may also have it in stock.

10. Tree Ripe - $2.99

a carton of tree ripe juice

This is another juice you might not be super familiar with, but it's up there with some of the favorite brands. That being said, you'll find people who aren't too fond of the aftertaste or think it's no better than their go-to choice.

Nutrition maintains the status quo of the other orange juice brands on this list:

  • 120 calories
  • 0g of fat
  • 23g of sugar
  • 0mg of sodium
  • 130% vitamin C

To find Tree Ripe, head to your department stores like Walmart for an easy buy.

Is Orange Juice Healthy?

a glass of OJ next to slices of oranges

Admittedly, there are some brands out there with high levels of sugar. However, that doesn't mean you should turn your back on a nice glass of OJ because it contains a lot of the vitamins your body needs. Typically, a cup of orange juice will give you all the vitamin C you need for an entire day. It's also a great source of:

  • Potassium
  • Iron
  • Protein

Something to keep in mind is that men need about 37.5 grams of sugar per day whereas women only need 25 grams. Sometimes you can find that in just one cup of OJ. Reports have been coming in left and right for years to make cases for why you shouldn't be having any orange juice (or just half a cup). However, some will push for drinking orange juice due to the nutrition it gives you. Keep on top of how much OJ you have and what brand you're reaching for.

The Bottom Line

glasses or orange juice

Orange juice is a good way to start the morning and can give you a healthy serving of vitamin C. The only thing you'll need to be mindful of is your particular brand of juice. Some are higher in sugar than others and the vitamin C content can also fluctuate. It won't harm you to have a glass with breakfast, but if you're worried about the sugar than cut your dose down to half a glass.

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