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Fruit-Powered Digest Issues Fruit-Powered Fun Food Facts Issue 14

Oranges

Bursting with flavor, oranges are seasonal fruits that measure about 3 inches in diameter and weigh 100 to 150 grams and grow on small tropical to semitropical evergreen flowering trees. Oranges are sweet or bitter, with the sweet oranges most commonly eaten. Well-known sweet varieties are navel, Valencia, Persian and blood oranges.

Oranges are loaded with Vitamin C, which helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge free radicals from the blood.

Orange season lasts from October through February.

Fresh oranges are heavy for their size, give to gentle pressure and smell sweet. Oranges make a wonderful monomeal—whole, blended or juiced—and they give more juice when stored at room temperature, lasting about a week.


Stats for 100 Grams of Orange (Raw, All Commercial Varieties)

  • 87 calories

Notable Nutrients

Percentages based on the Reference Daily Intake for a 2,000-calorie diet

  • Vitamin B1: 10.7%
  • Vitamin C: 163.1%
  • Folate: 13.8%
  • Fiber: 17.7%
  • Potassium: 9.5%

Carbs/Protein/Fat

  • Carbohydrates: 91.1%
  • Protein: 6.7%
  • Fat: 2.1%

Food Type

  • Acid fruit

Sources

  • http://www.cronometer.com
  • http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/orange-fruit.html
  • http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=37
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_(fruit)

Recipe for MangOranges Smoothie from Brian Rossiter

Hungry for more? Check out my MangOranges Smoothie and Raspberry-Orange Delight Smoothie recipes!

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Editor of Fruit-Powered.com, Fruit-Powered Digest and Fruit-Powered Video, Brian Rossiter guides health seekers in creating supreme vitality through the Fruit-Powered Life Force Center’s natural health services: the Fruit-Powered Lifestyle Coaching Program and Posture Exercises Method. Brian, who enjoys a low-fat raw food diet and posture correction exercises and calisthenics, is also the author of the raw food transition and recipe books Alive!, A Taste of Raw Food: 7 Days of Smoothies ’n’ Salads and the four-volume Mouthwatering Recipe Book Series.

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Brian Rossiter

Brian Rossiter

Editor of Fruit-Powered.com, Fruit-Powered Digest and Fruit-Powered Video, Brian Rossiter guides health seekers in creating supreme vitality through the Fruit-Powered Life Force Center’s natural health services: the Posture Exercises Method and Raw Vegan Coaching Program. Brian, who enjoys a low-fat raw food diet and posture correction exercises and calisthenics, is also the author of the raw food transition and recipe books Alive!, A Taste of Raw Food: 7 Days of Smoothies ’n’ Salads and the four-volume Mouthwatering Recipe Book Series. These books are available in the Fruit-Powered Store, home to 100-plus natural health products.

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