Are Oranges Good For You?
Oranges were the ultimate snack after a sports day when we were younger, and they continue to be a zesty delight for many — but why exactly are they good for you? We had a look at the fruit and its potential health benefits.
Did you know that orange trees are the most cultivated fruit tree in the world? Up there amongst the likes of apples, tomatoes and bananas, oranges are one of the most widely eaten fruits across the globe. Grown often in tropical climates, 25% of Oranges in the world are grown in Brazil. Another fun fact — oranges the fruit are named after the colour, and they're a hybrid of a pomelo and a mandarin and weren't naturally occurring.
Do oranges have nutritional value?
Oranges are of course known for its super high vitamin C content, as a medium-sized orange provides recommended daily intake for an adult. However, it also has other properties that make it nutritionally rich:
- Good source of fibre
- Good levels of other vitamins, such as A, and B vitamins
- Good source of essential minerals, including calcium
Are oranges good for you?
Yes, oranges are great in a balanced diet. They contain flavonoids which are compounds which have shown to prevent heart disease and cancer. They also prevent inflammation and help reduce blood pressure.
Let us know what other health questions you have in the comments!
by Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.