Hey guys, so I'm confused as to how many calories I'm consuming when drinking freshly squeezed orange juice. Here's an example:
I just juiced 5 florida oranges. They were 2-11/16" in diameter. I used a Breville citrus juicer, which gets every last bit of juice out. I mean the only thing left over is a couple of seeds and the membranes. That yielded exactly two cups of juice.
I entered that into Cronometer using the "Orange juice, raw" entry, which yielded 223.2 calories.
Then I entered the equivalent in oranges, instead of orange juice. I used the "Oranges, Raw, Florida" item, and entered in the matching size and number of oranges. I would think that the calorie amount would have been fairly close, as I'm basically consuming the portion of the fruit that has all the calories. As far as I know, the rind and membranes don't have enough calorie content to make a huge difference. But that entry yielded 347.3 calories.
That's a 43.5 percent difference. That's a very large discrepancy.
To make matters worse, then I put in another entry, still using the "Orange juice, raw" entry, but this time, instead of using "cups", I used the "fruit yields" setting. That yields 193.5 calories for a whopping 56.8 percent difference between the highest number.
That discrepancy is really multiplied, as I often consume up to 20 oranges a day. That's a possible 600 calorie gray area.
I've done this comparison with different types of oranges, and the difference is very large every time. Definitely much larger than what the absence of pulp would account for.
What do you guys think: having consumed the juice of 5 oranges, did I consume 193 calories, 223 calories, or 347?