What is the type of sugar in Tart Cherry Juice?

Hi all–

I’ve been using tart cherry juice concentrate in my bottles because I like the taste, not because of any particular alleged performance benefit. I’ll add maltodextrin and some fructose to get about 80 grams of carbs in a bottle.

I can’t find a definitive source that the sugar in TCJ is fructose. It makes sense that it would be, but I’m often surprised by what I don’t know. Can anyone confirm what type of sugar in in TCJ?


Hi Nate, I’ve followed a FODMAP diet in the past due to a history of bowel cancer. According to the Monash University app that supports this, cherries contain fructose and also small quantities of sorbitol - the latter to be avoided if you have any sensitivity to its laxative effects :slight_smile: