Socioeconomic gradient in consumption of whole fruit and 100% fruit juice among US children and adults
Adam Drewnowski, PhD and Colin Rehm, PhD
Nutrition Journal January 2015; 14(3): 1-9.
Key Findings: Fruit juice is not overconsumed, does not displace fruit in the diet and falls into a pattern of two parts whole fruit, one part juice. Whole fruit is influenced by socioeconomics and this may pose challenges for the economically disadvantaged and some minority groups, whose fruit consumption falls short of national goals. For those segments of the population who are unable to afford whole fresh fruit, 100% fruit juice offers a convenient, affordable and nutrient-dense option that can help them meet recommended dietary goals and fill in the gaps.