Believed to be native to Southeast Asia, the citrus orange fruit is actually a cross between a pomelo and a mandarin.
Orange trees grow up to 30 feet tall in warm, humid climates and bear glossy evergreen leaves with vibrant orange fruits attached.
Oranges have a leathery skin (which contains a nutritious edible zest) and different varieties produce sweet to bitter tastes.
- Plentiful in vitamin C, particularly the peel, which is important for fighting infections and building autoimmunity with the body. (1) (2)
- The high levels of vitamin C form powerful antioxidants that scavenge harmful free radicals in the blood which helps to reduce the growth of cancerous cells. (3)
- Supplies good potassium levels, beneficial in maintaining fluidity between cells which helps to regulate heart rate and blood pressure in the body. (4)
- Good levels of calcium which supports the development of strong bones and teeth, as well as regulating hormones and enzymes in the body. (5)
- Abundant in B-Vitamins which are essential for metabolising carbohydrates, fats and proteins as well as serving protection against degenerate diseases and even birth defects. (6) (7)
- Contains antioxidant flavonoids such as betacarotenes, zeaxanthin, lutein, anthocyanins, and hydroxycinnamic acids which are extremely powerful in preventing inflammation and regulating the immune system. (8)
- Quite high in Vitamin A which is a beneficial phytonutrient to maintain healthy mucus membranes and skin, and protect from eye disease such as macular degeneration and cataracts. (9)
- High in fibre, also known as pectin, which is similar to a bulk laxative making oranges a great food for helping to maintain weight; whilst simultaneously keeping the colon clean by lowering blood cholesterol and preventing toxins from building up in the colon. (10)
|Orange Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 100 grams, raw, juice
|Calories from Fat||2|
|Total Fat||0 g||0%|
|Saturated Fat||0 g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrates||10 g||3%|
|Vitamin A 4%||Vitamin C||83%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.
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