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Orange

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Orange review: 77 facts and highlights

Orange

Why is Orange better than the average?

  • more proteins per 100g
    0.94gvs0.92g
  • more calcium content per 100g
    40mgvs18.13mg
  • higher water content per 100g
    86.75gvs84.11g
  • more vitamin C per 100g
    53.2mgvs32.85mg
  • more pantothenic acid per 100g
    0.25mgvs0.2mg
  • more folate content per 100g
    30µgvs14.19µg
  • more choline per 100g
    8.4mgvs6.89mg
  • more alpha carotene per 100g
    11µgvs8.64µg

Top nutrition facts and health benefits

General values

1. more proteins per 100g

0.94g

Proteins are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. The recommended daily dose is 0.8-1g of protein per 1 kg of body weight.

Best

Tamarind

2.8g

2. less cholesterol per 100g

0mg

Cholesterol is a lipid essential for producing hormones and takes two forms: LDL, or bad cholesterol, and HDL, good cholesterol. LDL (low-density lipoprotein) contributes to plaque, which can clog arteries and increases the risk of strokes and heart attacks. HDL (high-density lipoprotein) removes LDL from the arteries and carries it to the liver to be broken down.

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Granny Smith Apple

0mg

3. more lipids per 100g

0.12g

Lipids are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. They provide energy and also play a key role in the production of hormones and cell membranes, as well as in the absorption of nutrients and fat-soluble vitamins.

Best

California Avocados

15.41g

4. more caffeine per 100g

0g

Caffeine is a psychoactive substance that stimulates the central nervous system. It increases energy levels and boosts concentration.

Best

Yellow Passion Fruit Juice

0g

5. more food energy (kJ) per 100g

197kJ

The amount of food energy in kiloJoules (kJ) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 7,500 kJ (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).

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Tamarind

1000kJ

6. more food energy (kcal) per 100g

47kcal

The amount of food energy in kilocalories (kcal) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 1,800 kcal (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).

Best

Tamarind

239kcal

Sugars

1. smaller amount of sugars per 100g

9.35g

The total amount of sugars, including glucose, fructose, galactose, sucrose, lactose, maltose, and trehalose. A sugar-heavy diet can cause metabolic dysfunctions.

Best

California Avocados

0.3g

2. more carbohydrates per 100g

11.75g

Carbohydrates are composed of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, and are divided in 4 groups: oligosaccharides (glycose), monosaccharides and disaccharides which are sugars and serve as a quick source of energy, while polysaccharides, like starches serve for storing energy.

Best

Tamarind

62.5g

Minerals

1. more calcium content per 100g

40mg

Calcium is a mineral which is very important for bone health. The recommended daily dose for adults is approximately 1000mg per day.

Best

Hibiscus

215mg

2. more iron content per 100g

0.1mg

Iron is found in hemoglobin, which represents approximately 2 thirds of the body’s iron reserve.

Best

Tamarind

2.8mg

3. more magnesium per 100g

10mg

Magnesium is an important mineral for bone development and helps the proper functioning of various metabolic processes, like activating the enzymes that help in energy production.

Best

Tamarind

92mg

4. more sodium per 100g

0mg

Sodium helps regulate the water level in the cells, especially in the kidneys. The amount of sodium consumed also influences blood pressure.

Best

Strawberry Guava

37mg

5. more manganese per 100g

0.03mg

Manganese is a trace mineral that assists in bone formation, skin integrity and assists the enzymes that control blood sugar.

Best

Lime

8mg

6. more potassium per 100g

181mg

Potassium is a mineral that helps muscles contract, regulates the fluid balance in the body, helps maintain a normal blood pressure and kidney health.

Best

Tamarind

628mg

Vitamins

1. more vitamin A (IU) per 100g

225IU

Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that comes in various forms. It is primarily important in maintaining healthy vision and the development of bones, soft tissues and skin. IU (International Units) is the unit of measurement that almost all food labels use.

Best

Cantaloupe Melon

3382IU

2. more vitamin B12 per 100g

0µg

Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is important for maintaining the health of the nervous system. It works closely with folate (vitamin B9) in the production of red blood cells and the processing of iron.

Best

Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit

0.08µg

3. more vitamin C per 100g

53.2mg

Also known as ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid, vitamin C helps strengthen the immune system and is commonly used to prevent viral infectious diseases.

Best

Acerola

1677.6mg

4. more vitamin E (added) per 100g

0mg

The added amount of vitamin E (dl-alpha-tocopherol) is a synthetic form of the natural vitamin E that is added to foods to increase their nutritional value.

Best

Yellow Passion Fruit Juice

0mg

5. more vitamin A (RAE) per 100g

11µg

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is primarily important for maintaining healthy vision. It also acts as an antioxidant and is important for the health of teeth, bones, soft tissues and skin. RAE (Retinol Activity Equivalent) is the unit of measurement the scientific community prefers.

Best

Cantaloupe Melon

169µg

6. more pantothenic acid per 100g

0.25mg

Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) contributes to lowering cholesterol and triglycerides (fat) in the body. Like all B vitamins, it is involved in the conversion of carbohydrates into glucose. It also contributes to maintaining the health of the nervous system.

Best

California Avocados

1.46mg

Amino acids

1. more valine per 100g

0.04g

Valine is an essential amino acid promoting normal growth, tissue repair, blood sugar regulation, muscle coordination, emotions and mental vigor. It helps maintaining proper nitrogen balance in the body and can serve as an energy source for muscle tissues.

Best

Tangerine Juice

8g

2. more leucine per 100g

0.02g

Leucine is an essential amino acid for adipose, muscle and liver tissues. It stimulates protein synthesis, protecting muscles from stress and is important for regulating blood sugar and stimulating insulin release, which is important for building muscles.

Best

Guava

0.17g

3. more threonine per 100g

0.01g

Threonine is an essential amino acid that helps promote normal growth of the body. It also helps various systems in the body like cardiovascular, liver, nervous and immune system.

Best

Florida Grapefruit (pink and red)

9g

4. more isoleucine per 100g

0.03g

Isoleucine is an essential amino acid, important for the the synthesis of hemoglobin, the regulation and stabilization of blood sugars and energy levels, and tissue repair.

Best

White Grapefruit (California)

9g

5. more lysine per 100g

0.05g

Lysine is an essential amino acid that helps the body absorb calcium and has a crucial role in collagen formation.

Best

Orange Juice

9g

6. more methionine per 100g

0.02g

Methionine is an essential amino acid that plays an important role in synthesizing other proteins, forming cartilage tissues, dissolving fat and reducing fat in the liver. It has an anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effect and strengthens hair and nail structure.

Best

Navel Orange

9g

Antioxidants

1. more apigenin per 100g

0mg

Apigenin is a bioflavonoid compound found in plants and herbs, especially in chamomile plants. It has anxiety reducing and mild sedative effects, as well as antioxidant properties.

Best

Kumquat

21.9mg

2. more luteolin content per 100g

0.2mg

Luteolin is a bioflavonoid found in plants and herbs. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Best

Lemon (without peel)

1.9mg

3. more kaempferol per 100g

0.1mg

Kaempferol is a bioflavonoid found in many plants. It has antioxidant properties and is currently being used in cancer research, as it is thought to reduce the risk of various cancers.

Best

Blueberry

1.7mg

4. more myricetin per 100g

0.2mg

Myricetin is a bioflavonoid found in many fruits and vegetables, as well as in red wine. It has antioxidant, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties, and can potentially protect cells from carcinogenic mutations.

Best

Cranberry

6.6mg

5. more quercetin content per 100g

0.4mg

Quercetin is a bioflavonoid found in many plants and grains, known for its positive effects on the immune system and for its antioxidant properties. It often used in treating allergies.

Best

Elderberry

26.8mg

6. more daidzein content per 100g

0mg

Daidzin is an isoflavone compound found in vegetables and legumes, especially soy and soybeans. It stimulates the formation of bone mass and helps regulate estrogen levels.

Best

White Grapefruit

0.04mg

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