Orange is a citrus fruit obtained from the orange tree.
There are numerous varieties of oranges, the majority being hybrids produced from the species Citrus maxima (pamplemusa), Citrus reticulata (mandarin) and Citrus medica (citron), as well as the sweet orange (Citrus × sinensis) and the bitter orange (Citrus × aurantium)
It is a fleshy hesperidium with a more or less thick and hardened skin, and its pulp is typically made up of eleven segments or skins filled with juice, which contains a lot of vitamin C, flavonoids and essential oils.
It is grown as an ancient ornamental tree and to obtain fragrances from its fruits. It is smaller and sweeter than grapefruit or grapefruit and larger, although less fragrant than mandarin.
Orange is a powerful antioxidant due to the large amount of Vitamin C it contains, which is why it favors healing, and strengthens the body's immune system. It also contains calcium, magnesium, beta carotene, folic acid, phosphorus, potassium, copper, zinc, malic, oxalic, tartaric and citric acids.
- Avoid colds: Eating oranges during winter helps the body to protect itself from colds. People believe that consuming Vitamin C, they do not catch colds, but it is not like that, what the vitamin does is protect the body and strengthen it.
- Relieves intestinal disorders: Its high content of insoluble fiber, helps to relieve intestinal disorders such as constipation, hemorrhoids and diverticulosis.
- Lowers cholesterol and regulates blood sugar: The soluble fiber in orange penetrates the intestinal walls of the body and helps reduce cholesterol and blood sugar.
- Relieves fever, stomach and liver disorders: Its antispasmodic properties help relieve fever, stomach disorders, and liver problems.
- In pregnancy: Oranges contain folic acid, a very important substance for pregnant women. Folic acid supports cell function, and protects the fetus from contracting spina bifida disease. Folic acid helps prevent anemia, and helps stop depression.
- As a source of vitamin C and calcium, they are very suitable to protect bones and teeth. They are highly recommended to strengthen the joints and reduce the inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
- Orange is rich in fast-absorbing sugars. That is why it is excellent for outdoor sports activities: hiking, cycling, cross-country races ... It is not only well tolerated by diabetics, but even recommended.
- The consumption of orange is highly recommended for young women and anemic people, since vitamin C improves the absorption of iron both in diet and in supplement form.