A Visual Guide to Juicing Fruit: How Much Fruit Makes a Cup?

A Visual Guide to Juicing Fruit: How Much Fruit Makes a Cup?

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Gina Eykemans
Sep 3, 2015
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Fruit juice is totally delicious, and has earned a spot on most of our breakfast tables. Can we say, Sunday morning mimosas with fresh-squeezed orange juice? Yes, please. We guzzle a nice glass of apple juice without much thought, or pick up one of those watermelon coolers from a nearby juice bar when we're feeling fancy.

However, aren't you ever curious about how much fruit you're actually consuming in that morning cup of juice?

My interest was piqued after writing this post on juicing vegetables. The results on my initial vegetable experiment weren't exactly what I was expecting (SPOILER ALERT: It doesn't take 15 beets to make a cup of juice — I guessed wrong).

So I pulled out my juicer and decided it was time to do the same thing with fruit. Let's squeeze the heck out of some produce and see what happens.

Once again, let's note that different juicers have the ability to produce more or less juice. I'm using this Breville juicer.

Here are the results!

The Fruit You Need for 1 Cup of Juice

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How Many Apples Are in a Cup of Juice?

Three medium-sized apples yield 1 cup of juice.

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How Many Oranges Are in a Cup of Juice?

Three medium-sized oranges will make 1 cup of juice.

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How Much Pineapple Is in a Cup of Juice?

Three eighths of a pineapple makes 1 cup of juice.

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How Many Strawberries Are in a Cup of Juice?

Three cups of strawberries make 1 cup of juice.

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How Much Watermelon Is in a Cup of Juice?

One eighth of a small watermelon produces 1 cup of juice.

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How Many Pears Are in a Cup of Juice?

Two and a half Bartlett pears produce 1 cup of juice.

How Do These Compare to Your Juicing?

It was no surprise to me that fruits are really ... well, juicy! I only slightly over-purchased my produce this time, as opposed to my vegetable fiasco. So I'm going to be making an epic fruit salad this week! No complaints here.

What do you think? Are the results what you expected?

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