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Juicy and sweet and renowned for its concentration of vitamin C, oranges make the perfect snack and add a special tang to many recipes; it is no wonder that they are one of the most popular fruits in the world.

Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C - just one orange supplies 116.2% of the daily value for vitamin C. Vitamin C, which is also vital for the proper function of a healthy immune system, is good for preventing colds and may be helpful in preventing recurrent ear infections. An orange has over 170 different phytonutrients and more than 60 flavonoids, many of which have been shown to have anti inflammatory, anti-tumour and blood clot inhibiting properties, as well as strong antioxidant effects.

Oranges' health benefits continue with their fiber; a single orange provides 12.5% of the daily value for fiber, which has been shown to reduce high cholesterol levels thus helping to prevent atherosclerosis. In addition to oranges' phytonutrients, vitamin C and fiber, they are a good source of thiamin, folate, vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), potassium and calcium.

Not only the flesh, but also the compounds found in the peel of an orange can help lower cholesterol levels.

 

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