1 small= 45 Calories
Vitamin C, Fiber, Phytonutrients, Flavonoids, and Limonene.
Prepackaged in a protective rind, oranges are a bounty of flavonoids, vitamin C and fiber. Most people know that oranges contain large amounts of vitamin C, but few realize that Vitamin C accounts for less than one-fifth of an orange’s antioxidant power. Researchers have identified many lesser-known phytonutrients and flavonoids in oranges that account for the greater share of orange’s free radical-fighting ability Eating oranges can greatly reduce oxidative stress caused by free radicals, potentially slowing the process of aging and combat in a atherosclerosis and other degenerative diseases. Oranges are also a good source of potassium, folic acid, and B vitamins. Pectin, a fiber in oranges, can lower cholesterol levels. Don’t forget the zest’ The pith, or white part, of the orange is loaded with hespericin, a key citrus flavonoid. The phytonutrient content found in oranges has been shown to lower cholesterol, blood pressure, inflammation and prevent lung, and breast cancer.