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Oranges and orange peel

By on May 27, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

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God has bestowed upon us the best of things. Speaking of oranges, you will be excited to know that oranges not only give you amazing nutritional benefits but the orange peel can also prove to be very useful. In this article you will get to know the vitamin and minerals that are present in an orange but also the surprising health benefits of orange peel.

First let us see what a normal sized orange contain.

Calories: 62

Protein:1.23 grams

Fiber: 3.1 gm

Vitamins in orange:

Vitamin C – 69.7 mg

Vitamin A – 295 IU

Pantothenic Acid – 0.328 mg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.114 mg

Niacin – 0.369 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.052 mg

Vitamin E – 0.24 mg

Folate – 39 mcg

Vitamin B6 – 0.079 mg

Minerals:

Magnesium – 13 mg

Potassium – 237 mg

Calcium – 52 mg

Iron – 0.13 mg

Phosphorus – 18 mg

Zinc – 0.09 mg

Selenium 0.7 mcg

Copper – 0.059 mg

Manganese – 0.033 mg

Orange peel can surprise you!

Read the following information to know the health benefits of orange peel.

  • Promotes digestive system health due to its fiber content and also promote probiotic growth.
  • Orange peel is rich in an anti-oxidant called Hesperidin. This anti-oxidant will help control blood pressure and cholesterol by lowering them and will reduce your risk of other heart diseases.
  • It is also used as a remedy to get rid of bad breath.
  • Good for people who aim to lose weight because of the fiber content it posses. Fibers keep your stomach full for a longer time.

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