The scientific name of the sweet orange is Citrus sinensis, and the scientific name of the bitter orange is Citrus aurantium.
Amount Per 100 grams
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Potassium 181 mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 12 g 4%
Dietary fiber 2.4 g 9%
Sugar 9 g
Protein 0.9 g 1%
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 88%
Calcium 4% Iron 0%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 5%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 2%
– By Consuming ½ to 1 liter of orange, grapefruit or apple juice every day, increases the excretion of urinary pH value and citric acid, there by dropping the risk of forming calcium oxalate stones.
– Intake of vitamin C is associated with a reduced risk of colon cancer. Vitamin C also prevents us from asthma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
– Some of the compounds in these citrus fruits are called limonoids which fights with cancers in the mouth, skin, lung, breast, stomach and colon.
– A class of compounds found in citrus fruit peels are called polymethoxylated flavones (PMFs) have the capability to reduce cholesterol levels.
– Fiber content present in it helps out by keeping blood sugar levels under control and by reducing the uncomfortable constipation or diarrhea.
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