Sunny D – Things To Know Before You Buy

Thinking of buying a bottle of Sunny D but first want to know if it’s suitable for your diet and whether or not it contains beneficial vitamins?

I’ve done the research for you and put it all in one place. Here’s everything you could possibly need to know about the drink, Sunny D.

Is Sunny D Gluten-Free?

All varieties of Sunny D are gluten-free.

Is Sunny D Suitable For Vegans?

All varieties of Sunny D are suitable for vegans.

Is Sunny D Healthy?

One glass of Sunny D contains a day’s worth of your recommended vitamin C. However, this same glass also contains 16g of sugar, around half of which has been created using artificial sweetners.

This combined with the natural food coloring that gives Sunny D it’s bright color. Many people believe Sunny D is the same as orange juice, however, Sunny D isn’t as healthy as pure orange juice due to the chemicals which are added into the ingredients of the drink.

Can Sunny D Turn You Yellow?

In 1999, a British girl was taken to the hospital after her skin turned yellow from drinking an excessive amount of Sunny D.

Sunny D can turn you yellow due to the beta-carotene ingredient which is also found in fruits and vegetables such as carrots, spinach, and squash.

Consuming too much of any of these ingredients which contain beta-carotene will turn you yellow, however, it’s not dangerous. If you adjust your diet then you should notice your skin coloration changes back to normal after a couple of months.

What’s The Difference Between Sunny D And Orange Juice?

Orange juice is the juice of an orange. In some cases, things are added to the juice when it’s sold in packages at the supermarket such as water, sugar, and vitamins. Although there’s a way to ensure you’re getting a pure orange juice (or as pure as possible).

On the other hand, Fooducate reports than Sunny D contains; water, corn syrup, and 2% or less of multiple different citrates and acids.

I think the key difference is, Sunny D contains a lot of different ingredients whereas orange juice just contains one (or at least less than 10)

Is Sunny D High In Vitamin D?

The Mayo Clinic currently suggests 800 IU of Vitamin D per day for adults. Right now, Sunny D contains 2.5 micrograms of Vitamin D per 250ml.

2.5 micrograms currently translate to 100IU, therefore 250ml of Sunny D has one eight of your daily recommended intake of Vitamin D. This is a similar amount of Vitamin D to 2.5 eggs or 45g of tuna.

What Does The D Stand For In Sunny D?

Sunny D is an abbreviation for its full name Sunny Delight. The D stands for Delight.

Is Sunny D Made With Real Oranges?

Sunny D contains 2% (or less) concentrated juices which include oranges. Concentrated orange is created from real oranges so, it could be argued that Sunny D is at some point made from real oranges but the amount per bottle is likely to be less than 1%.

Does Sunny D Contain A Lot Of Sugar?

One 240ml bottle of Sunny D contains 16g of sugar. Around half of this amount is created using artificial sugars and sweeteners.

Today the US government recommends that men consume no more than 37.5g of sugar daily and women no more than 25g.

In which case, 240ml of SunnyD is 64% of a women’s recommended daily sugar intake and around 42% of a man’s recommended daily sugar intake.

How Many Flavours Of Sunny D Are There?

There are currently 14 flavors of Sunny D which are either in production or have recently ended production. They include;

  • Original
  • Tangy Original
  • Smooth Orange
  • Orange Strawberry
  • Orange Mango
  • Orange Peach
  • Watermelon
  • Fruit Punch
  • Peach
  • Mango
  • Blue Raspberry
  • Cherry Limeade
  • Lemonade
  • Orange Pineapple

Does Sunny D Need To Be Refrigerated?

SunnyD should be refrigerated once open as you have broken the seal of the contents. Prior to opening the bottle, SunnyD should be stored away from sunlight in a cool environment such as a cupboard or pantry.

In all cases, Sunny D should be consumed prior to the best before the date which will be stamped on the bottle.