With the ever-increasing variety of orange juice on the market, it's a tedious task to sort through all of them and judge them in terms of taste. The best orange juice, for me, would be one that tastes fresh, is the right amount of sweet and sour but at the same time, allows the tangy zest to kick in. Remember to always check the expiration date before you buy because apparently orange juice does have a shelf life. 

These are the top 5 best orange juice brands found in Indian markets., ranked in order of quality and taste.

1. Raw Pressery

Raw Pressery is plainly one of the best brands out there because it combines all the qualities a good orange juice should offer. It tastes super fresh (usually because it's made 3 days before consumption), and the zest is just right. It's almost like drinking an orange. In fact, all of their juices are freshly made and delivered right to your doorstep in the morning, saving your trip to the grocery store.

2. Real Juice

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If you're an Indian kid, you couldn't have possibly grown up without having Real Juice after playing outside in the summer. Real's Orange Juice is one of the best flavors that the brand puts forth. It's sweet yet tangy, and notably refreshing. The tetra pack is a little treat packed in a box. 

3. Minute Maid Pulpy Orange

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If you love your juice with the pulp intact, Minute Maid has got news for you. This concoction is rather sweet than sour with a tad bit of tang. I'd say that the pulpy goodness is the reason for it being #3.

4. Paper Boat

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Better known as India's homegrown brand, Paper Boat has the prowess to make us nostalgic due to its authentic range of flavors. The orange or as known in Hindi, "santra", is a delightful drink that's rather sweet than tangy. It's perfect for you if you abhor the tangy, sour-y bit of orange juice. 

5. Tropicana

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You'd expect such a famous brand to be higher in the list but I feel that Tropicana's orange juice has a distinct flavor suitable for only a select number of people. The orange juice is rather sour and a tad bitter in taste. If you loathe sweetness in your juice, Tropicana's the brand for you. 

Evidently, there is no shortage of juices on the market, which is advantageous because you can use the trial and error method to select the ones that suit you the best. I'd suggest you try Minute Maid Pulpy Orange if you prefer your juice to be sweet, and Tropicana if you like it sour with a hint of bitterness. To get a subtle balance of both sweet and sour, Real Juice is the real deal.

At the end of the day, what matters is that the orange juice you opt for is of supreme quality i.e. superior taste, adequate nutrition, and low on sugar. Now go get yourself a dose of Vitamin C!