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Easy Fermented Orange Juice Recipe

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Learn how to make fermented orange juice with three simple ingredients in this easy cultured drink recipe. 

Close up of pint glass of fermented orange juice in front of mason jar of remaining drink

Squeezing orange juice can be fun for kids, so one of our favorite things to make when the girls was little was lacto-fermented orange. We love how the fermentation process adds sparkly bubbles to it!

After it’s done fermenting, you can either strain the pulp or leave it. I personally prefer the version without pulp (I usually prefer less pulp in my orange juice).

The sweet taste of orange juice disappears during the fermentation process. What you’re left with at the end is a bubbling, slightly tart beverage.

If you make this fermented orange juice recipe, don’t forget that you can use the leftover peels to make citrus infused vinegar for cleaning!

Fermented Orange Juice Recipe

Learn how to make fermented orange juice in this easy cultured probiotic drink.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Fermenting Time: 2 days
Total Time: 2 days 20 minutes
Recipe Servings: 8


  • 6 cups orange juice - fresh squeezed
  • 4-6 tablespoons starter culture - prepared per package instructions
  • 1 cup filtered water - room temperature


  • Quart sized mason jars


  • Squeeze your orange juice and add about 3 cups to each mason jar.
  • Add about ½ cup of filtered water and 2-3 tablespoons of prepared culture starter to the orange juice.
  • Screw the lid on the jar tightly then shake the jar a bit to mix thoroughly.
  • Let the jar sit at room temperature for 24-48 hours until it’s bubbly. You may need to burp the jar to prevent too much pressure from building up. Refrigerate and serve!
    Close up of glass of fermented orange juice next to a mason jar on a white towel

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 372mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 372IU | Vitamin C: 93mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

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