Oranges contain many nutrients essential to our body, such as vitamin A, B1 and C. An orange supplies us with almost 100% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C.
Also oranges are a good source of amino acids, beta-carotene, folic acid, pectin, potassium, calcium, iron, iodine, phosphorus, manganese, sodium, chlorine and zinc. An orange has over 170 different phytonutrients and more than 60 flavonoids, which have been shown to have anticancer and anti-inflammatory effects, as well as strong antioxidant properties. The combination of the high percentage of antioxidants (vitamin C) and flavonoids in oranges, makes orange one of the best fruits, helping to promote optimal health. These can be used as a decorative, in foods, where they soften through heat, or to garnish your cocktails!