Orange is a small flowering tree that can grow to a height of about 10 m and is originated in Southeast Asia. Oranges are round, juicy, sweet citrus fruits and known for their concentration of vitamin C. These make the perfect snack and can add a special tang to various recipes. It is also used for various medicinal purposes.
Citrus aurantium, Citrus aurantium Risso
It can blend well with rosemary and ylang-ylang.
The constituents include Carbohydrates - 11.54 g, Sugars- 9.14 g, Dietary fiber- 2.4 g, Fat - 0.21 g, Protein - 0.70 g, Thiamine (Vit. B1) - 0.100 mg (8%), Riboflavin (Vit. B2) - 0.040 mg (3%), Niacin (Vit. B3) - 0.400 mg (3%), Pantothenic acid (B5) - 0.250 mg (5%), Vitamin B6 - 0.051 mg (4%), Folate (Vit. B9) - 17 ìg (4%), Vitamin C - 45 mg (75%), Calcium - 43 mg (4%)
Oranges are a great source of vitamin C, which is the primary water-soluble antioxidant in the body. Used in medicines, it helps in preventing free radical damage that triggers the inflammatory cascade.