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Calories in Orange


Originating from Southeast Asia, oranges belong to the citrus family and thrive in warm Mediterranean and tropical climates. The sweet orange is a cross between a mandarin and a pomelo, and it is technically a berry because of its seeds. Bitter, sour, marmalade and bigarde are other types of oranges. Nowadays, there are varieties of low calorie oranges to choose from.
How many calories in oranges?

The number of calories in an orange could range from 30 to 60 according to the type of orange. The calories in an orange (average size) are 37 per 100 g. Studies also show that an orange is high in vitamin C, thiamine, minerals, and fiber. It is very low in cholesterol, sodium, and saturated fat. The bad news is that it has high sugar content. Also see orange health benefits

How Many Calories in Orange Juice, Rind

How many calories in orange juice? Anywhere between 3 to 55 calories per 100 ml, depending on whether it is sweetened or unsweetened. The low calories oranges, especially in a glass of freshly squeezed oranges, make it a nutritious and an ideal breakfast partner. The low calories in oranges also make it an ideal ingredient for several recipes. The peeled fruit without the rind is juicy and sweet and can be eaten whole or made into juice or blended with other fruit juices. The rind is used for its aroma. Candied rind is added to breads or cakes. Candied orange rind is made by blanching strips of orange peel in water to remove their bitterness, and then cooking them in sugar solution till translucent, and finally coating them in sugar. Orange rind and almonds stuffed into dry dates and dipped into dark chocolate makes for an exotic dessert. Orange blossoms or the petals are used like rose water in certain cuisines. The leaves and fallen petals are boiled to make tea. Marmalade, a preserve, is made by boiling the whole orange and then cooking it in sugar. Nutritionists and dietary experts recommend the orange for its low calories and high nutritional content. Its vitamins and mineral contents aid in cell repair and good healthy bones and teeth. Oranges are good for the brain, heart, blood pressure, and cholesterol. The orange is a panacea for ailments like the common cold, indigestion, constipation, and respiratory issues. High in folic acid and low in calories, oranges are good for pregnant women. The pulp in the juice aids in digestion and comfortable bowels. A high energy and carbohydrate quotient makes the juice a good energy booster for athletes and sportsmen.
Submitted on January 16, 2014