On a post on the beer cartel about non-alcoholic beer in the post, it implies that non-alcoholic beer has roughly the same level of alcohol as freshly squeezed orange juice or ripe banana

Alcohol-Free Beer, a.k.a non-alcoholic beer, are brews that have less than 0.5% alcohol by volume (ABV). Amazingly, that’s roughly the same percentage of alcohol found in freshly squeezed orange juice, or a very ripe banana.

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    Which are you asking? 0.5% or .05% ??
    – GEdgar
    Mar 3, 2019 at 13:23
  • @GEdgar .5% also 0.5% as per the claim Mar 3, 2019 at 21:41
  • It is worth noting that 0.5% is the upper limit in alcohol for non-alcoholic beer in the US and EU. In the UK, alcohol free beer is 0.05%. So for the UK limit at least this may be true, but the article refers to the higher limit.
    – Jack
    Mar 3, 2019 at 23:33
  • @user1605665: It was edited to correct it, from .05 to .5, good.
    – GEdgar
    Mar 4, 2019 at 0:50

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Fruit juice and certain bakery products contain a little bit of alcohol. This study found that the type of orange juice they tested contains 0.77 g/L of alcohol, roughly 0.06% ABV. This study tested a variety of orange juices and found .0075%-.09% ABV. This is less than a fifth of the amount claimed in the question.

  • It would be interesting to see how much alcohol really is found in non alcoholic beer.
    – lalala
    Mar 8, 2019 at 6:18
  • @lalala When I wrote the question, I looked but was unable to find good data for beers that were less than 0.5%. Some non-alcoholic beers meet the legal limit of 0.5%. Mar 8, 2019 at 15:17

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