Orange: Properties and benefits

The orange, like all citrus fruits, is known for its high content of vitamin C which makes it an excellent remedy for flu conditions or in case of problems with our cardiovascular system. In fact, its high content of vitamin C and potassium make it a real panacea for all problems of the heart and lymphatic system. It has the property of thinning the blood and therefore preventing the formation of clots and emboli in our veins and arteries. Its richness in water (87% of its weight) and the richness of fiber it contains make it a refreshing fruit and a formidable regulator of intestinal transit and, therefore, of the well-being of this precious organ. It is also very rich in mineral salts such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, folic acid and therefore has remineralising and restorative properties. Lycopene is contained in fair quantities in oranges. This substance (which is particularly abundant in tomatoes) has a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumour action on the human body. For all these reasons, a high consumption of this fruit is recommended, especially at breakfast or before meals (like the whole feutta). It can also be consumed in the form of juice. Very good and tasty as well as extremely healthy.