Orange Fruit Health Benefits

Botanical Name: Citrus aurantium

Edible Part: Flesh and juice of fruit. Peel used in small quantities as flavoring.

Orange Fruit  Health Benefits:

  • Drinking orange juice regularly can help cure addiction to alcoholic drinks.
  • When consumed in large quantities (about 3 medium-size a day) can help decrease the outpouring of mucus secretions from the nose.
  • Oranges also contain rutin, hespetidin, and other bioflavonoids, plant pigments that may help prevent or retard tumor growth.
  • It is not only rich in vitamin C, but is also a good source of calcium. A medium size orange gives you as much calcium as an ounce of Brie cheese, though it has 30 fewer calories.
  • Rich in vitamin C which can help protect sperm from genetic damage that may cause birth defect. One orange supplies nearly 100 percent of the recommended daily dietary intake of vitamin C.
  • When consumed regularly can help retard the development of hardening of the arteries.
  • Help stimulate the digestive juices, relieving constipation.
  • The juice can help prevent kidney stone. Drinking orange juice daily can significantly drop the risk of formation of calcium oxalate stones in the kidney.
orange fruit
orange fruit

Orange Fruit  Nutrient Content: Per 100 gm.

  • Vitamin A: 190 I.U.
  • Vitamin B: thiamine .08 mg.; Riboflavin .3 mg.; Niacin . 2 mg.
  • Vitamin C: 49 mg.
  • Calcium: 33 mg.
  • Iron: .4 mg.
  • Phosphorus: 23 mg.
  • Potassium: 300 mg.
  • Fat: .2 gm.
  • Carbohydrates: 11.2 gm.
  • Protein: .9 gm
  • Calories: .45 gm.

Orange Peel Benefits:

  • An appetite-stimulant.
  • Orange-peel tea is good for digestive disorders and gastric juice deficiency.
  • Good for skin tone, it can help lighten and tighten your skin. Just put boiling water on the orange peels and let it remain there for the whole day. Place the liquid in a spray bottle and spray it to your face and body after bath.
  • Rubbing fresh orange peel on your skin can repel mosquitoes.

Orange Fruit Varieties: There are different varieties of oranges; sweet, bitter and sour. You need to know the variety you’re buying. The sweet variety is usually more fragrant and ideal for making fruit juices.

  • Valencia orange is the most common variety in the USA, it is used for eating and juicing.
  • Hamlin orange is seedless and pulpy; they are used mainly for juicing.
  • Jaffa orange is slightly sweeter than Valencia. They are imported from Israel.
  • Maltese, or blood oranges are sweet, deep red orange in color, they originate from Italy.
  • Navel orange is sweet and seedless and is the second most common type in the USA.
  • Seville orange is sour, they are used mostly for marmalade.
  • Temple oranges are very sweet, juicy, and full of seeds, and are a cross between tangerines and oranges.

Len Carpio

The majority of articles I published were focused on health. I’m very interested in using natural remedies as they enhance the body's ability to heal itself and have no harmful side effects. I became interested in natural remedies when I met a Gerson therapist, who told me that in Gerson therapy they use “ live food” (organic vegetable, fruits, etc) to cure their patients. For the body to fight different illnesses, our immune system should be strong. In Gerson therapy they promote the supplementation of healthy and nutritious “ live food” for the body to fight disease, repair and regain its strength. I hope you will enjoy and learn from reading my articles. Have a good day and lets all be healthy :)

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