To make 8 ounces of fresh orange juice, it is necessary to juice between four and five medium oranges. Fresh 100 percent orange juice can provide many vitamins and minerals. One cup of juice also can count as part of the daily recommended fruit serving in a diet.
One cup of raw orange juice has 112 calories, 21 grams of sugar and 2 grams of protein. It provides 124 milligrams of vitamin C, 496 IU of vitamin A, 74.4 micrograms of folate and 15.4 milligrams of choline. Orange juice is also a good source of the minerals potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium.
Oranges originated in Asia and were introduced to other parts of the world. Sweet and bitter oranges are two types of oranges. There are different varieties of sweet oranges, including Valencia and navel oranges.