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Orange is a citrus fruit, which boasts of a great nutritional value. With this article, lean more about the health and nutrition benefits of
oranges/orange juice.

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Orange is a
citrus
fruit,
considered to
be a hybrid,
between
pomelo (Citrus
maxima) and
tangerine
(Citrus
reticulata).
Native to the
countries
of
Southeast
Asia, it is today cultivated in almost all the warm climate countries
of the world. Its consumption is as popular in the raw, peeled form,
as in the juice form. Even the rind of orange is used by people in
recipes, either for flavoring or for garnishing purposes. Being a rich
source of nutrients, orange has been associated with a number of
health and nutrition benefits. For example pasted orange peel when
applied on the face helps to get rid of the dead skins and is
extremely effective in tightening the pores and offers the skin a
glowing, youthful and fresh look. Likewise there are several health
benefits of orange and the article below explains all the benefits of
orange. Explore the lines below and come across all the facts.

Nutritional value per 100 gm. of Orange


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Energy

47 Kcal

Carbohydrates

11.75 g

Protein

0.94 g

Total Fat

0.12 g

Cholesterol

0 mg

Dietary Fiber

2.40 g

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Vitamins
Folates

30 g

Niacin

0.282 mg

Pantothenic acid

0.250 mg

Pyridoxine

0.060 mg

Riboflavin

0.040 mg

Thiamin

0.100 mg

Vitamin C

53.2 mg

Vitamin A

225 IU

Vitamin E

0.18 mg

Vitamin K

0 g

Electrolytes
Sodium

0 mg

Potassium

169 mg

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Minerals
Calcium

40 mg

Copper

39 g

Iron

0.10 mg

Magnesium

10 mg

Manganese

0.024 mg

Zinc

0.08 mg

Phyto-nutrients
Carotene-

71 g

Carotene-

11 g

Crypto-xanthin-

116 g

Lutein-zeaxanthin

129 g

Lycopene

0 g

Health & Nutrition Benefits of Orange


Being rich in calcium, oranges have been associated with
protection and maintenance of the health of bones.
Beta-carotene, a nutrient present in oranges, is a very powerful
antioxidant that protects our cells from damage.
Consumption of oranges has been found to result in lesser
outpouring of mucus secretions from the nose.
It is said that oranges are beneficial in maintaining the dental

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health of an individual.
Oranges have been associated with keeping blood pressure
under check, mainly owing to the presence of magnesium.
Oranges, being rich in Vitamins B6, help support the production
of hemoglobin in the body.
Regular consumption of orange juice can significantly increase
HDL levels and improve the LDL-HDL ratio of a person.
The folic acid present in oranges helps in proper brain
development.
The high content of potassium in oranges helps maintain
electrolyte balance in the cells and also aids the maintenance of
a healthy cardiovascular system.
Oranges have been found to be rich in dietary fiber. The fibers
are extremely beneficial in maintaining the blood sugar at proper
levels. Oranges are also found to be effective in promoting
digestion and prevention of diseases related to the human
digestive system.
Limonoids present in oranges are beneficial in the prevention of
cancers of the mouth, lungs, skin, breast and stomach and are
also helpful in fighting ulcers.
Polyphenols found in oranges help in fighting against several
viral infections.

Consumption of oranges can help an individual in dealing


with the following ailments:
Alcohol Addiction
Arthritis
Asthma
Bronchitis
Bowel Disorders
Constipation
Cough and Cold
Dyspepsia
Fever
Heart Diseases
Influenza
Measles
Pimples and Acne
Pneumonia
Pyorrhea
Respiratory Problems
Rheumatism
Tuberculosis
Typhoid

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Buying And Storing Tips For Oranges


Before picking oranges make sure they have properly textured
skin, dont have soft spots and are heavy for their size. The heavier
oranges will yield more amount of juice as compared to the lighter
ones. For more antioxidants content choose fully ripened oranges.
How To Enjoy
Peel and savour you orange as a snack.
Fry finely chopped onions and ginger, and moisten the pan with
orange juice. This liquid can be used as a sauce for salmon or
tuna.
You can also prepare a delicious salad by mixing oranges,
fennel and boiled beets.

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