What Are The Health Benefits Of Orange Fruit (Citrus sinensis)?

JEROME MICHAEL EBRUPHIYO Friday, September 17, 2021 Science and Nature

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History of Orange Fruit (Citrus sinensis)

Orange, any of several species of small trees or shrubs of the genus Citrus of the family Rutaceae and their nearly round fruits, which have leathery and oily rinds and edible, juicy inner flesh. A number of species and varieties of orange are economically important, namely the China orange, also called the sweet, or common, orange (Citrus ×sinensis); the mandarin orange (C. reticulata), some varieties of which are called tangerines; and the sour, or Seville, orange (C. ×aurantium), which is less extensively grown. Common varieties of the sweet orange include the Jaffa, from Israel, the seedless navel, and the Maltese, or blood, orange. Oranges originated in Asia in what is now called southeast China. Cultivated for at least 7,000 years in India and in China since 2,500 BCE and documented in China since 340 BCE, sweet orange (Citrus x sinensis) is a hybrid between pomelo (Citrus maxima) and mandarin (Citrus reticulata). Closely related bitter orange is Citrus x aurantium. The sweet orange maternal line, called the chloroplast genome, is pomelo and has had its full genome sequenced. As sweet orange reproduces asexually, varieties are produced through mutations.

Nutritional Compositions in Oranges Fruit (Citrus sinensis)

One medium-sized orange has: 60 calories No fat or sodium 3 grams of fiber 12 grams of sugar 1 gram of protein 14 micrograms of vitamin A 70 milligrams of vitamin C 6% of your daily recommended amount of calcium 237 milligrams of potassium 15.4 grams of carbohydrates

Health Benefits of Orange Fruit (Citrus sinensis)

  • Protects your cells from damage
  • Helps your body make collagen, a protein that heals wounds and gives you smoother skin
  • Makes it easier to absorb iron to fight anemia
  • Boosts your immune system, your body's defense against germs
  • Slows the advance of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss
  • Helps fight cancer-causing free radicals

Side Effects of Orange Fruit (Citrus sinensis)

  • Orange can increase blood sugar
  • Orange is high in fiber and eating too much orange can cause stomach problems such as pain and diarrhea
  • Excess of orange (which contains high amount of vitamin C) can cause loss of calcium in the body which can lead to bone damages
  • Consuming orange on an empty stomach in the morning can cause acid reflux with sour belching
  • Consuming more oranges increases the amount of fiber and carbohydrates in your body which can lead to weight gain

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