Properties of the oranges
One orange contributes 65.2% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA*) of Vitamin C.
Is a good source of vitamins C and E, antioxidants that help guard against the development of cardiovascular and degenerative diseases, as well as cancer. (These vitamins also strengthen our immune system and help to keep our defenses in optimal condition.)
Contains fibre which boosts intestinal transit and has a satiating effect; flavonoids and beta-carotene¸ which inhibit the oxidation of “bad” cholesterol and prevent arteriosclerosis; potassium, which makes them a suitable food for sportspeople, to replace the liquids and minerals that are lost through physical exercise.
Enhances the body's absorption of iron, for which reason its consumption is highly recommended for sufferers of anaemia.
Provides us with folic acid, which is beneficial to the heart and the nervous system, and which also strengthens our immune system and creates defenses to protect us from infectious diseases such as influenza. The consumption of folic acid is also important for pregnant women, since it is an essential element in the processes of cell division and multiplication that take place during the first months of gestation.
*RDA Vitamin C: 80mg.