Orange Nutrition Facts, History and its Origin

Nutrition Facts of Orange, history and its origin

Nutrition Facts of Orange (only edible portion):

Orange belongs to Rutaceae family and scientifically it is known as Citris Sinensis, it is sometimes referred as sweet orange in order to separate it from Citrus × aurantium (Bitter Orange). In this post you will learn about all the nutrients an orange contains and after reading all this of-course you will start consuming more oranges than before.

History and Origin of Orange Fruit:

According to Chinese literature sweet Oranges were cultivated in china before 314 BC, the origin place of Sweet Orange is not confirmed but it is believed that Oranges were cultivated thousands years ago in eastern Asia.  The word Orange is derived from Sanskrit word ‘naranga’, Persian word ‘narang’ and Arabic word ‘naranj’. Orange as a ‘Color Name’ was named after the fruit of Orange and this color name was used in 1512 AD for the recorded first time in English Language.

Uses Of Orange:

Oranges are eaten as raw without peel, orange juice is also a common way of it consumption. Orange peel is used in making perfumes, in medicines and beauty products. Oranges are considered as primary source of vitamin c nutrient but there are fruits which contains more amount of vitamin C than orange.

Following is the table listing all the nutrients contained in 100 grams of Sweet Orange.

Nutrients in Orange
Proximates
Water 86.75 g
Energy 47 kcal
Energy 197 kJ
Protein 0.94 g
Total lipid (fat) 0.12 g
Ash 0.44 g
Carbohydrate, by difference 11.75 g
Fiber, total dietary 2.4 g
Sugars, total 9.35 g
Minerals
Calcium, Ca 40 mg
Iron, Fe 0.1 mg
Magnesium, Mg 10 mg
Phosphorus, P 14 mg
Potassium, K 181 mg
Sodium, Na 0 mg
Zinc, Zn 0.07 mg
Copper, Cu 0.045 mg
Manganese, Mn 0.025 mg
Selenium, Se 0.5 µg
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 53.2 mg
Thiamin 0.087 mg
Riboflavin 0.04 mg
Niacin 0.282 mg
Pantothenic acid 0.25 mg
Vitamin B-6 0.06 mg
Folate, total 30 µg
Folic acid 0 µg
Folate, food 30 µg
Folate, DFE 30 µg
Choline, total 8.4 mg
Vitamin B-12 0 µg
Vitamin B-12, added 0 µg
Vitamin A, RAE 11 µg
Retinol 0 µg
Carotene, beta 71 µg
Carotene, alpha 11 µg
Cryptoxanthin, beta 116 µg
Vitamin A, IU 225 IU
Lycopene 0 µg
Lutein + zeaxanthin 129 µg
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 0.18 mg
Vitamin E, added 0 mg
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 0 µg
Vitamin D 0 IU
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 0 µg
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated 0.015 g
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 0.023 g
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.025 g
Fatty acids, total trans 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Amino Acids
Tryptophan 0.009 g
Threonine 0.015 g
Isoleucine 0.025 g
Leucine 0.023 g
Lysine 0.047 g
Methionine 0.02 g
Cystine 0.01 g
Phenylalanine 0.031 g
Tyrosine 0.016 g
Valine 0.04 g
Arginine 0.065 g
Histidine 0.018 g
Alanine 0.05 g
Aspartic acid 0.114 g
Glutamic acid 0.094 g
Glycine 0.094 g
Proline 0.046 g
Serine 0.032 g
Other Plant Compounds
Alcohol, ethyl 0 g
Caffeine 0 mg
Theobromine 0 mg
Flavonoids
Flavan-3-ols
(+)-Catechin 0 mg
(-)-Epigallocatechin 0 mg
(-)-Epicatechin 0 mg
(-)-Epicatechin 3-gallate 0 mg
(-)-Epigallocatechin 3-gallate 0 mg
(+)-Gallocatechin 0 mg
Flavanones
Hesperetin 27.2 mg
Naringenin 15.3 mg
Flavones
Apigenin 0 mg
Luteolin 0.2 mg
Flavonols
Kaempferol 0.1 mg
Myricetin 0.1 mg
Quercetin 0.5 mg
Isoflavones
Daidzein 0 mg
Genistein 0 mg
Total isoflavones 0 mg
Proanthocyanidin
Proanthocyanidin dimers 0 mg
Proanthocyanidin trimers 0 mg
Proanthocyanidin 4-6mers 0 mg
Proanthocyanidin 7-10mers 0 mg
Proanthocyanidin polymers (>10mers) 0 mg

Note: This nutrients Data for orange is extracted from NSDA nutrition database which is updated regularly.

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