Here is the carton of fruit juice to favor as a children’s snack, according to Yuka

Here is the carton of fruit juice to favor as a children's snack, according to Yuka

Practical for children’s snack time, fruit juice cartons are nevertheless rich in sugar. But among the lot, two references, well noted on Yuka, stand out. Here are the ones.

The carton of fruit juice is timeless: in many families, it finds its place in the children’s snack box, especially on walks, or on the way to extra-curricular activities for a refreshing pleasure. However, not all of them are equal. Here’s what you need to know to make the right choice on the shelf.

Fruit juice: a little pleasure to consume in moderation

Flavor-wise, the question doesn’t really arise: the fruity and sweet side of these bricks, whether they are orange, apple or grape, appeals to children of all ages. But beyond the vitamins, these bricks contain a lot of sugar and should be consumed in moderation, nutritionists point out.

Hence the importance of paying attention to their composition at the time of purchase. These bricks should also not replace water for a child.

Favor 100% pure juice and organic

But if the products are not all the same depending on the brand (Caprisun for example is far too sweet), which brick should you choose given the multitude of offers on the shelves?

There is already a difference in name to be aware of between 100% pure juice, nectars, or juice made from concentrated juice. According to UFC-Que Choisir, 100% pure juice is more natural than the others and is therefore to be preferred.

Concentrated fruit juice is reconstituted with water and nectar juices contain significantly more sugars, as this version allows for the addition of sugars.

According to the media, it is also more reasonable to opt for organic fruit juice because it does not contain pesticides.

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And the best brick for your child is…

To make your choice easier, Magic Maman magazine had the good idea of ​​scanning the different existing references with the Yuka application. Results ? Scores which do not reach peaks due to the sugar content of the bricks. But two brands stand out with a relatively high score of 74/100:

  • Jus d’orange Bio, Carrefour Bio (74/100) ;

  • Pure organic apple juice, Les fées organic, Naturalia (74/100).

So here are the ones that are best added to your basket.