Our kids' juices
As parents, we know that providing our children with quality nutrition is essential for their optimal physical and mental development. Part of this involves helping them develop a taste for vegetables and fruit, as this will keep them healthy as children and as adults in later years.
But while kids may love fruits and fruit juice, they’re not always big fans of vegetables. Our kids’ juice range is a great way of giving your children the best nutrients nature has to offer, in a fun and delicious packaging they’re sure to love.
Our family of fun juices includes Arthur Apple, Maxie Milk, Carly Carrot and others – and they’re perfect for packing in lunchboxes or enjoying in the afternoon as a healthy snack.
Get started on the road to keeping your kids healthy and happy by browsing our kids’ juice range.
Our kids range and the information surrounding it has been created in conjunction with
Nicole Edwards who is a registered Dietitian, with a special interest in Paediatrics.
You can find out more about Nicole and her Sandton Practice here www.littleeaters.co.za
Kids' juices FAQs
1. Are some fruits and vegetables healthier than others?
While almost all fruits and vegetables offer some nutritional benefit, there’s lots of research showing that certain fruits and vegetables may help to prevent specific illnesses and conditions.
For example, veggies like spinach and broccoli, and citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruits have been shown to lower the risk of heart disease and stroke (1) (2). And, some types of fruits and vegetables such as berries, dark green leafy vegetables, grapes and tomatoes may protect against certain cancers (3)(7). (Used http://www.aicr.org/foods-that-fight-cancer/ to find examples). Finally, fruits and vegetables that contain significant amounts of Vitamin A like sweet potato, carrots and leafy greens can keep eyes healthy and prevent cataracts from developing in later life (4).
2. How much fruit and vegetables do my kids need each day?
In general, most health authorities recommend that children eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables per day. According to the British Dietetic Association (5), one glass (150ml) of unsweetened 100% fruit or vegetable juice counts as one portion only, because the cold press process removes some of the fibre from the whole fruit or vegetable.
3. Aren’t kids’ juices full of sugar?
Fruit does contain natural sugar known as “free sugars”, and the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN)  recommends that free sugars make up only around 5% of children’s dietary energy. At the Pressed Juice Co., we’re committed to keeping the vegetable content of our juices at 75%, which greatly reduces the free sugar content of the overall product.
Giving your kids one bottle of pure 100% cold pressed vegetable/fruit juice per day while avoiding all other forms of free sugars in your kids’ diet will ensure that they benefit from the vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals (naturally occurring plant substances) in the juices, while still keeping their sugar intake under control.
4. Why are pressed juices better for my kids than normal juices?
Besides the fact that we use a cold pressed technique to preserve the nutrients in the fruits and vegetables contained in our juices, we also don’t use any additives, and we flash freeze our juices so that we don’t need to use any preservatives. In addition, our juices also contain vegetables, which helps reduce the amount of sugar you’d find in a pure fruit juice.
By comparison, many conventional fruit juices aimed at kids are artificially sweetened and contain additives, colourants and preservatives, which means many of the intended nutritional benefits are lost.
5. My child is a very fussy eater – how can I supplement their diet using your juices?
If your child is a fussy eater, he or she may benefit from the added calorie and protein boost found in our deliciously moreish Maxie Milk juice. As a parent, it may be encouraging for you to know that a percentage of your child’s protein and calorie needs can be met by drinking one healthy nut milk per day. Please note that our nut juices are not suitable if your child has a nut allergy.
6. Can I give my child your juices instead of fruit and vegetables?
We always encourage parents to give their children fruit and vegetables in their natural form. This is for two main reasons: so that your child knows what it is they’re eating, and so that the fibre content of the fresh food fills them up to put a natural limit on their intake at any one given meal. It’s also a good idea to expose your kids to a wide variety of whole fruit and vegetables so that they can access a wide range of different nutrients.
Having said this, 100% fruit and vegetable juices such as our pressed juices can play an important role in exposing your child to a variety of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals that they may normally not get if they’re not huge fans of fruit and/or vegetables. In this way, our juices can add a healthy dimension to their school lunchboxes that your child also finds delicious.
1. Hung, H.C., et al., Fruit and vegetable intake and risk of major chronic disease. J Natl Cancer Inst, 2004. 96(21): p. 1577-84.
2. Appel, L.J., et al., A clinical trial of the effects of dietary patterns on blood pressure. DASH Collaborative Research Group. N Engl J Med, 1997. 336(16): p. 1117-24.
3. Wiseman, M., The second World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research expert report. Food, nutrition, physical activity, and the prevention of cancer: a global perspective. Proc Nutr Soc, 2008. 67(3): p. 253-6.
4. Christen, W.G., et al., Dietary carotenoids, vitamins C and E, and risk of cataract in women: a prospective study. Arch Ophthalmol, 2008. 126(1): p. 102-9.
5. British Dietetic Association (BDA). www.bda.uk.com
6.SACN (2015) Carbohydrates and Health. www.sacn.org.uk
7. American Institute for Cancer Research: Foods that fight cancer. http://www.aicr.org/foods-that-fight-cancer/
Pressed Juice Co produces cold pressed juices from natural ingredients that do not contain any preservatives. Our juices may contain bacteria even though we do our utmost to balance the pH level of our juices to manage this. Our juices are produced in a kitchen where nuts are present. While we take steps to minimize the possibility of cross contamination, we can’t guarantee that any of our products are safe to a consumer with a nut allergy. Should you have any critical illness, please consult with your medical professional before ordering our products.
All Pressed Juice Co juices and nut milks are certified Halaal by SANHA.
However all non-juice related products, i.e. soups are not Halaal certified.