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Juice vs Smoothie - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Juice and Smoothie?

  • Juice is higher in Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B3, yet Smoothie is higher in Vitamin C and Vitamin B12.
  • Juice's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 32% more.
  • Juice has 6 times more Vitamin B3 than Smoothie. While Juice has 5mg of Vitamin B3, Smoothie has only 0.816mg.
  • The amount of Sugars in Smoothie is lower.

We used Beverages, Orange juice drink and Beverages, V8 SPLASH Smoothies, Strawberry Banana types in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Juice
6
:
Contains more Potassium +75%
Contains less Sodium -93.1%
Contains more Iron +36.4%
Contains more Calcium +1950%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 1% 4% 3% 6% 1% 2% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 13% 3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 4%
Contains more Potassium +75%
Contains less Sodium -93.1%
Contains more Iron +36.4%
Contains more Calcium +1950%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Juice
8
:
Contains more Vitamin B3 +512.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +509.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +63.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +827.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 50% 3% 1% 0% 96% 100% 94% 4% 116% 0% 0% 3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 82% 25% 0% 0% 0% 0% 16% 0% 19% 30% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +512.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +509.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +63.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +827.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
39
Juice
14
Smoothie
Mineral Summary Score
2
Juice
3
Smoothie

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
1%
Juice
7%
Smoothie
Carbohydrates
13%
Juice
8%
Smoothie
Fats
0%
Juice
0%
Smoothie

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Juice Smoothie
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Saturated Fat Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Juice Smoothie
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Smoothie
Smoothie contains less Sugars (difference - 2.01g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Smoothie
Smoothie is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Juice
Juice contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Juice
Juice is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat (0 g)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Juice Smoothie Opinion
Calories 54 37 Juice
Protein 0.2 1.22 Smoothie
Fats 0 0
Vitamin C 15 24.5 Smoothie
Carbs 13.41 8.16 Juice
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D
Iron 0.11 0.15 Smoothie
Calcium 2 41 Smoothie
Potassium 42 24 Juice
Magnesium 3 Juice
Sugars 9.36 7.35 Smoothie
Fiber 0.2 0 Juice
Copper 0.018 Juice
Zinc 0.02 Juice
Starch
Phosphorus 4 Juice
Sodium 2 29 Juice
Vitamin A 44 408 Smoothie
Vitamin E 0.02 Juice
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.38 Juice
Vitamin B2 0.43 Juice
Vitamin B3 5 0.816 Juice
Vitamin B5 0.06 Juice
Vitamin B6 0.5 0.082 Juice
Vitamin B12 0 0.24 Smoothie
Vitamin K 0 Juice
Folate 4 Juice
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0 0
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 Juice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.01 Juice
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Juice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169044/nutrients
  2. Smoothie - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174829/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.