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Removing Fruit Juice Stains

Fruit Juice Stain Removal

Did you know that every year, the average American drinks over 5 gallons of orange juice? That’s a lot of vitamin C. But with so many types of fruit juice to choose from, orange juice isn’t the only juice that gets major love.

When you’re in the supermarket, you can’t help but notice the overwhelming number of choices when it comes to fruit juice. Covered in multi-colored packaging with clever marketing slogans, it’s often tough to decide which juice container to throw in your cart!

Types of Fruit Juices Consumed in the US

There are definitely quite a few types of fruit juice to choose from, including:

  • Lemonade
  • Grapefruit
  • Pomegranate Juice
  • Acai Berry Juice
  • Apple Juice
  • Black Cherry
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Tomato Juice
  • Carrot Juice
  • Blueberry Juice
  • Cran-Apple Juice
  • Grape Juice

According to the International Markets Bureau, in 2010, “the fruit/vegetable juice retail market in the US was valued at US $16.2 billion. The most popular fruit/vegetable juice category was 100% juice, with US $8.8 billion in retail sales.” The International Markets Bureau also found that “most fruit juice consumption takes place during a meal (93%), while 7% are consumed as a snack. Breakfast accounts for 70.5% of consumption, followed by lunch (11.8%) and dinner (10.6%).” Just a few more juicy facts for you!

It’s quite clear Americans love their juice. But what’s really in all of this deliciousness?

Chemical Components of Fruit Juice

Fruit juice is a liquid that occurs naturally in fruit tissue. In order to manufacture juice, you have to squeeze or macerate the flesh of the fruit, without applying solvents or heat.

But which chemicals are you actually drinking once the juice is in your cup?

Tropicana, for example, has many different lines of juice that contain different amounts of chemicals. Their Pure line of juices contain nothing but 100% fruit juice. In other types of juice, you’ll find these chemicals:

  • calcium hydroxide
  • vitamin D3
  • fish oil and fish gelatin
  • vitamin E acetate
  • malic and citric acid
  • beta carotene
  • calcium citrate
  • ascorbic acid

Chemical Components of Grape Juice

Now let’s take a look at another kind of fruit juice to see if the chemicals are similar. Turns out that grape juice contains a natural plant chemical called resveratrol, which is in the polyphenol chemical family.

The most of the reservatol can be found in the skin of the grapes. The following chemicals can also be found in grape juice: 

  • calcium lactate
  • calcium gluconate
  • vitamin C
  • grape juice concentrate
  • filtered water

Fruit Juice Stain Removal

Now that we’ve explored a bit about what fruit juice is made of, let’s take a look at the ways you can remove fruit juice stains from your home. Coit offers a series of guides to help you get rid of fruit juice stains on your own.

Whether you’re wondering how to remove fruit juice stains from carpet or need fruit juice stain removal tips for your upholstery, we’ve got step-by-step instructions to keep your home looking fresh and clean.


For more advanced fruit juice stain removal that requires professional attention, explore Coit’s Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery Cleaning services to learn more.