Nutritional facts about oranges

Orange a Rich Source of Vitamin C

Oranges are a good source of  Vitamin C and can aid the body in tremendous ways. Where would orange juice be without oranges or what about orange peel tea?  We will be looking more in-depth at how this fruit can add zest to your life.

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Fun facts

1. There are over 600 varieties of oranges worldwide.

2. You can graft an orange tree with grapefruit or any citrus tree and have a citrus variety growing from the same tree.

3. Orange trees were first grown in China.

4. Orange juice is the most popular juice served at breakfast.

5. Orange juice tops the list of juices that are consumed worldwide to fight influenza.

6. Christopher Columbus brought the first orange to the U.S. in 1493.

7. Europeans are known to eat oranges with knives and forks.

8. Oranges and orange blossoms were used as symbols of love.

9. Florida and California are the largest producers of orange juice.

10. Orange peels contain chemicals that are used as insecticides.

Health benefits

Relieves Constipation

Having a hard time when going to the bathroom try a glass of orange juice. Oranges are full of fiber which stimulates digestive juices and makes going to the bathroom much easier.

Helps Diabetics

The fiber that is inside oranges can help to keep the sugar level in your body balanced thereby preventing diabetes. Also, A diabetic eating orange can boost their sugar level.

Fights against Cancer

Oranges are very beneficial citrus fruits due to the fact that it contains Limonoids which help to fight stomach cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer.

Good for Skin

Oranges are packed with Vitamin C and antioxidants which can help fight against aging skin, causing you to look and feel younger.

Helps your Vision

Oranges contain high amounts of Vitamin A and other flavonoid antioxidants which can aid in your vision.

Prevents Kidney Diseases

Drinking a glass of orange juice each day can help in preventing kidney disease.

Vitamin content of oranges

Vitamin content of oranges are Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Vitamin A, Copper Calcium, Potassium, Dietary fiber, Vitamin D, Pantothenic acid, Magnesium, and Thiamin

The final word on Oranges

Making oranges a part of your diet can add to your well-being. So the next time you go to the supermarket, be sure to add a bag or two of oranges to your shopping cart


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14 thoughts on “Nutritional facts about oranges”

  1. Fruit is all part of nature’s medicine, and oranges are a vital part of that. We all need our dose of vitamin C, and what is more, they taste great too! For anyone still needing encouragement to eat such a fantastic fruit, this article lists all the reasons why we should all be eating them!

  2. Interesting article on the health benefits of oranges and grapes, I do eat grapes regularly but oranges not as much.

    Many people take vitamin c who do not consume enough oranges, do you think this will give you as many health benefits as consuming oranges?

    Grapes are also filling, so good for maintaining good weight as well.

    • It may, but for me i just like to go natural. Fresh oranges is the way to go in my opinion, some times i do take vitamin c and eat oranges, i mix it up some times. Hope this helps, have a good day.

  3. I like oranges and eating and drinking juice a lot.
    Thanks for reminding good things what gives you when consuming oranges but I have the question or maybe even belief that orange and other juices nutrition in Tetra Pak is far from the natural ripe fruit.
    Actually, is it worth to drink packed juice at all?

    • Hello my friend it is good to see you, it is amazing the benefits that oranges has and the impact it has on the body. Packed orange is fine but freshly squeezed orange juice is better. All the best to you and have a good day.

  4. I find that when I buy a big bag of oranges, like this week, and eat them of course, I tend to lose a ‘very’ little bit of weight. I am also diabetic, so it is good to know that I am not getting too much sugar by eating them.

    I didn’t know about the insecticides, though. I know that in recipes it is very common for it to call for a teaspoon or so of orange peel.

    When my Aunt lived in California with much of our family, I know that they did indeed splice lemons or grapefruit onto her orange tree.

    • Hello Barbara it is so nice to hear from you again. Oranges do work wonders and is so beneficial for our bodies. Wishing you the best of health. Thanks again and have a good day.

  5. Well I’ll be … who would have thought that there were so many facts that I didn’t know about an every day commodity like Oranges – like 600 varieties. And why on earth would anyone want to eat an orange with a knife and fork … did have a chuckle there. Well we are a fruit loving family who like to throw around facts – so thanks for sharing.

  6. Great article about oranges. Oranges are one of my favourite fruits. I didn’t know that oranges have so much health bennefits for our bodies. That is amazing. If people would eat much more fruits and less junk food the would be much healthier and they wouldn’t have to go to doctor often.

  7. My brother-in-law has a grafted grapefruit and orange tree and it is delicious. Their tree was the first one I had ever seen or heard of. Quite cool indeed!
    I’ve heard that iron pills should be taken with a glass of orange juice, but I don’t know if that is true or an old wives’ tale.

    • Hello Ashley so good that you could stop by. Thanks for sharing that story it is very interesting the whole thing about grafting. About the iron pill and orange juice it is the first that I hard of it. Thanks again all the best to you.


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