Coconut Water vs. Orange Juice

Nutrition comparison of Coconut Water and Orange Juice


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of coconut water versus orange juice (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in coconut water and orange juice:

  • Coconut water has 53% less sugar than orange juice.
  • Coconut water has 59% less carbohydrates than orange juice.
  • Coconut water has 60% less calories than orange juice.
  • Orange juice has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.
  • Orange juice is an excellent source of Vitamin C.
Detailed nutritional comparison of coconut water and orange juice is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Coconut Water (Beverages, Coconut water, ready-to-drink, unsweetened) and Orange Juice (Orange juice, raw (Includes foods for USDA's Food Distribution Program)) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Coconut water has 60% less calories than orange juice - orange juice has 45 calories per 100 grams and coconut water has 18 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, coconut water is heavier in carbs, lighter in fat and similar to orange juice for protein. Coconut water has a macronutrient ratio of 5:95:0 and for orange juice, 6:90:4 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Coconut Water Orange Juice
Protein 5% 6%
Carbohydrates 95% 90%
Fat ~ 4%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Coconut water has 59% less carbohydrates than orange juice - orange juice has 10.4g of total carbs per 100 grams and coconut water has 4.2g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Orange juice has more dietary fiber than coconut water - orange juice has 0.2g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and coconut water does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Coconut water has 53% less sugar than orange juice - orange juice has 8.4g of sugar per 100 grams and coconut water has 3.9g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Orange juice and coconut water contain similar amounts of protein - orange juice has 0.7g of protein per 100 grams and coconut water has 0.22g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both orange juice and coconut water are low in saturated fat - orange juice has 0.02g of saturated fat per 100 grams and coconut water does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Orange juice is an excellent source of Vitamin C and it has 405% more Vitamin C than coconut water - orange juice has 50mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and coconut water has 9.9mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Orange juice has more Vitamin A than coconut water - orange juice has 10ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and coconut water does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Orange juice and coconut water contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - orange juice has 0.04mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and coconut water does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin K

Orange juice and coconut water contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - orange juice has 0.1ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and coconut water does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Orange juice has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.

Coconut Water Orange Juice
Thiamin 0.03 MG 0.09 MG
Riboflavin ~ 0.03 MG
Niacin ~ 0.4 MG
Pantothenic acid ~ 0.19 MG
Vitamin B6 ~ 0.04 MG
Folate ~ 30 UG

Minerals

calcium

Orange juice and coconut water contain similar amounts of calcium - orange juice has 11mg of calcium per 100 grams and coconut water has 7mg of calcium.

iron

Orange juice and coconut water contain similar amounts of iron - orange juice has 0.2mg of iron per 100 grams and coconut water has 0.03mg of iron.

potassium

Orange juice and coconut water contain similar amounts of potassium - orange juice has 200mg of potassium per 100 grams and coconut water has 165mg of potassium.




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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Coconut Water (Beverages, Coconut water, ready-to-drink, unsweetened) and Orange Juice (Orange juice, raw (Includes foods for USDA's Food Distribution Program)) .

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