Monday, December 06, 2004

The Underestimated Orange

Oranges originate from Southeast Asia and were first brought to the United States by Christopher Columbus himself. Today, the United States is the number one orange-producer in the world. Most people primarily consume the fruit as juice and miss out on all of the nutrition its entire package provides. Oranges naturally contain more than 60 phytonutrients, which have been linked to fighting cancer, heart disease, infections and allergies. The average orange provides over 100 percent of your daily requirement of vitamin C at only 62 calories. And whether you opt for mandarins, clementines or valencias, this fruit is a wonderful source of folate, potassium and fiber.

1 Comments:

Blogger marion said...

A very timely factoid for the season. Since I'm no longer living in a cold climate, I didn't feel as though winter were here until I saw the crates of tangerines in the supermarket. (I'm working my way through one crate right now.)

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