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Updated 26 February 2013

Oranges

All citrus fruit are excellent sources of Vitamin C, which helps to maintain the body's defence.

All citrus fruit are excellent sources of Vitamin C, which helps to maintain the body's defence. Flavonoids are found in oranges. These are thought to reduce the risk of some cancers. Citrus fruits can improve blood circulation and lower blood cholesterol levels.

Citrus fruits are best eaten peeled and raw. This is more beneficial than drinking fruit juice. It is important also to eat the skin around the segments.

These can be eaten freely. Two or three citrus fruits can provide the body with 20 percent of its daily potassium requirements.


Calories 20
Vitamin C 24 mg
Fibre 0,9 mg
Folate 18 mcg
Carbohydrate 9 g
Starch 0
Sugars 9 g
Glycaemic Index high
Per 100g
 
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