26 SEPTEMBER, 2016

Orange: the king of Vitamin C

Whenever we’re down, when our body starts to weaken, the best care we can offer ourselves is a freshly squeezed orange juice.

In Greece there are three orange varieties. They are mainly produced in the Peloponnese, mainland Greece and Crete. Oranges are the most famous natural medicine against common cold and with their help we can address any tendency of body weakness.

An orange can give a special aroma to the room, it can be an ingredient in sweet and savory recipes, while it is also used as a decorative element in various household items.

Fresh from the garden

One can find them all year round, as there are several varieties.

Nutritional value

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
  • Αminoacids
  • Foliate
  • Potassium
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Iodine
  • Phosphorus
  • Flavonoids
  • Sodium

How are they good for us

  • They have anti-inflammatory activity
  • They have antioxidant properties
  • Protect cells from damage
  • Reduce high blood pressure
  • Protect the heart
  • Boost the immune
  • Improve digestive function
  • Improve skin health
  • Strengthen bones and teeth

Tips

  • While in the store, make sure you choose tight oranges, free from scratches and bumps.
  • Keep in a cool place or in the refrigerator.

Fast meal with oranges

  • We can add any variety of orange in a green salad and give it extra flavor.
  • Cut orange, apple, pear and any other fruit in cubes and prepare a tasty fruit salad. Sprinkle with some honey, cinnamon, nuts and enjoy a totally healthy meal.
  • One or two slices of orange skin or its scrap can add an amazing aroma to our cakes, our chocolate sweets, to roasted meat recipes, vegetables of fish.

Recipes with oranges




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