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How many oranges does it take to make 1 gallon of pulp-free orange juice?

Asked by dael (6points) August 19th, 2007

We have 1 gallon of Minute Maid pulp-free orange juice and we're wondering how many oranges we would be drinking if we drank the whole thing.

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juicyful's avatar

I guess it depends how big the oranges were ;-)

jrpowell's avatar

About 48. I just used calories to figure that out.

1760 calories for the gallon of juice. 37 calories per average orange.

gailcalled's avatar

16 cups x 8oz = 128 oz. = 1 gallon. Squeeze an 8 oz cup and see how many oranges you use. Then do the math. @juicyful is right about an average orange being a Platonic ideal. A bad year for juice oranges, I might add - they are less juicy than during other years. And home-squeezed juice has pulp so that complicates the calculation. (BTW, pulp is good for you - vitamins, minerals, fiber, more juice.)

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