Orange Health Benefits

Orange Fruit Facts

Orange is one of the most popular fruits in the world, and the second after banana in terms of quantities consumed. People had well understood the unique health benefits of citrus fruits from the ancient years. Hepocrates and Ancient Egyptians had talked about citrus health benefits. During the 16th and 17th centuries, sailors used to associate their overall health and wellbeing with the consumption of oranges and lemons. According to them,  the lack of these fruits caused them to suffer from a disease called scurvy. Back then, they did not know the reasons for this. However, now we know that scurvy is the outcome of severe vitamin C deficiency, caused by the sailors diet that was normally very poor in fresh fruits and vegetables during their long trips.

Nowadays, we know that vitamin C is not the only useful nutrient provided by oranges. They are a good source of several vitamins, minerals and fiber.

According to USDA, 100 gr of raw orange (navels) contain:

Water: 85.97 g

Energy: 49 kcal

Protein: 0.91 g

Total lipid (fat): 0.15g

Carbohydrate by difference: 12.54g

Fiber: 2.2g

Sugars total: 8.5g

K: 166mg

Ca: 43mg

Fe: 0.13mg

Mg: 11mg

P: 23mg

Na: 1mg

Vitamin C: 59.1mg

Niacin: 0.425mg

Folate DFE: 34μg

Vitamin A: 247 IU

 

Interesting Health Benefits of Eating Orange:

  1. Cardiovascular Benefits
  2. Contains Antioxidants, which fight Cancer
  3. Improves Digestion
  4. Reduces Blood Pressure
  5. Promotes Skin Health
  6. Potential Anti-Diabetic action

However, orange – as any other food- should be consumed in normal quantities and only as part of a balanced diet.

1.)Orange Tree Information

2.) Orange Health Benefits

3.) Orange Fruit Facts

4.) How to grow Orange Trees from seed

5.) How to grow an Orange Tree from cuttings

6.) Growing Orange Trees for Profit

7.) Orange Tree Climate & Soil Requirements

8.) Choosing Orange Tree variety

9.) Orange Tree Propagation & Pollination

10.) Planting Orange Trees

11.) Orange Tree Fertilizer Requirements

12.) Orange Tree Water Requirements

13.) Pruning Orange Trees

14.) Orange Tree Harvest & Yields

15.) Orange Tree Diseases and Pests

16.) Q&As Orange Tree

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