Orange (Santra)

Moisture 87.6% Protein 0.7%
Fat 0.2% Minerals 0.3%
Carbohydrates 10.9% Vitamin C 30 mg
Calcium 26 mg Phosphorus 20 mg
Iron 0.3 mg
>Calorific Value - 59 (values per 100 gms)
>Small amount of Vitamin B complex
Origin and Distribution

There are many varieties of oranges, loose-skinned orange, tight-skinned orange and sour-orange. The loose-skinned orange is very popular in India and the tight-skinned one is very popular in Europe. The orange is a native of southern China. It is extensively cultivated in the U.S.A, Spain, Brazil, China, Japan, Palestine, Italy, South Africa, Egypt and Mexico. In India, the loose-skinned orange grows widely in Nagpur and Pune in Maharashtra state, Assam and Coorg.

Natural Benefits Of Eating Orange

The Orange is a rich source of protective food ingredients like vitamins A, B, C and calcium, it also contains sodium, potassium, magnesium, copper, sulphur and chlorine.

  • Good Source of Energy

The orange is a predigested food as the starch of the orange is converted into readily assimilable sugar by the rays of the sun. It produces heat energy in the body immediately after its use.

  • Used for Medicinal Purposes

The Regular use of orange prevents frequent attacks of common cold, influenza and bleeding tendencies. Orange juice is more suitable for all ages and can be given with advantage in all kinds of diseases.

  • Uses

Orange can be taken as a dessert fruit, large quantities of the fruit are used for making orange juices, which is canned. It is also made into squashes, marmalades and jams. Essential oil from the rind of the fruit is valued in perfumery.

Orange For Various Diseases

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