Orange Fruit Nutritional Facts Health Benefits | Oranges

Orange fruit

Orange fruit is a good source of vitamin C and other nutrients like calcium, potassium and folacin. Orange fruit has impressive health benefits such as improvement of  immunity system, vision care, prevention of cancer, ulcers, cardiovascular diseases, hair fall, weight loss.  Orange fruit has its share of benefits for pregnant women too.

What Is An Orange?

Orange fruit belongs to the Rutaceae family and the scientific name of orange is Citrus sinensis. Orange fruit is 3 inches in diameter and 100-150 g of weight. These trees  grow widely in tropical and subtropical climates. Oranges are classified into two categories sweet and bitter.  China, India, US, Brazil, Mexico and Spain are the major producers of oranges in the world. Orange fruits and orange juice both give health benefits.

Varieties Of Orange Fruit:

Oranges are classified in two types:

Sweet Orange:

Varieties of sweet orange are common orange, blood or pigmented orange, navel orange and acid less orange.

Bitter Orange:

Varieties of Bitter orange are Seville orange, Bergamot orange and Trifoliate orange.

Nutritional Facts Of Orange Fruits:

Orange fruits consist of vitamins, minerals and proteins.

Vitamins:

Orange contain 48.5mg (81% of RDA-Recommended Dietary Allowance) of vitamin C, 0.087mg (7.5% of RDA) of Thiamin, 0.040mg (3% of RDA) of Riboflavin, 0.274mg (2% of RDA) of Niacin, 0.063mg (4.5% of RDA) of pyridoxine, 0.250mg (5% of RDA) of Pantothenic acid, 39 µg (10% of RDA) of Folates and 230 IU ( 8% of RDA) of vitamin A.

Minerals:

Orange contains 40 mg (4% of RDA) of calcium, 10 mg (2.5% of RDA) of magnesium, 0.023 (1% of RDA) of manganese, 0.06 mg (1% of RDA) of zinc, 39 µg(4% of RDA) of copper, 0.09 mg (1% of RDA) of iron and 179 mg(4% of RDA) of potassium.

Carbohydrates:

Orange contains 11.89g (2.5% of RDA) of carbohydrates.

Energy:

Orange contains 49kcal (2.5% or RDA) of energy.

Protein:

Orange contains 0.94g (1.5% of RDA) of proteins.

Dietary Fiber:

Orange contains 2.50g (6% of RDA) of fiber.

Orange Fruit Health Benefits:

1. Oranges Helps Promote Hair Growth And Younger Looking Skin:

Oranges have vitamin C, inositol and vitamin A which help to reduce skin swelling, acne and blackheads. Take orange juice and keep it in ice cube trays. Apply icy orange cubes on your face to remove oiliness of your face. Oranges help to control hair fall, dandruff and promote hair growth.

2. Beneficial In Pregnancy:

Oranges contains folates which help to promote development organs of embryo and keep healthy. Drinking orange juice everyday nourishes with more folates.

3. Improves Immunity System:

Orange fruits contain high concentration of vitamin C.  Vitamin C stimulates the production of white blood cells which help to protect against viral infections such as cold and flu.

4. Prevent Stomach Ulcers:

Oranges contains high amount of fiber; it prevents stomach ulcers and constipation. Oranges keep intestines and stomach healthy.

5. Oranges Prevents Cancer:

Orange contains citrous limonoids, flavonoid antioxidants like hesperidin, beta-cryptoxanthin, uteinl and zeaxanthin. Antioxidants keep the DNA of healthy cells from mutating into cancerous cells and antioxidant hesperidin helps to prevent tumor growth. Oranges helps to reduce the risk from various cancer types.

6. Vision Care:

Vitamin A and flavonoids and antioxidants particles like beta carotenes, beta cryptoxanthin, lutein and Zea-xanthi are present in the oranges which help to prevent macular degeneration and keeps healthy mucus membrane and skin of the eye.

Orange fruit

7. Cardiovascular Disease:

Oranges are good source of potassium. Potassium helps to reduce bad cholesterol and keeps heart healthy.

8. Oranges Help in Weight Loss:

Oranges contain low calories and large amount of fiber and nutrients like niacin, vitamin B6, copper, magnesium and thiamine which help to weight loss and boost the immunity of body with vital vitamins and nutrients.

Read and Understand:

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