Nutritional Facts of Fruit



Major Growing Areas

Oranges are widely grown in Florida of the United States. At present, the primary commercial growing regions include Guangdong, Hunan, Sichuan and Fujian Provinces in China, Japan, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, North Africa and Israel.


There are many varieties of oranges. The better known ones are American oranges, which can be further divided into two main species, i.e. Navel and Valencia. The former is considered the easiest orange to eat because it is seedless and easy to peel and cut, and has a relatively more protruding navel, whereas the latter has seeds and is thin-skinned, smaller in size, sweeter and juicier.

Nutritional Values

Oranges are rich in vitamin C. The vitamin C content of an orange is equivalent to half of the daily amount we need.

Per 100 g (Approx. over ½ medium-sized orange)
Energy 47 kcal
Sugar 9.4 g
Vitamin C 53.2 mg
Dietary Fibre 2.4 g

Buying Tips

It is advisable to buy oranges that are in vivid orange-yellow colour with glossy, thin and tender skin as well as aromatic scent.

Interesting Titbits

Orange peel, which contains oil that gives off intense aroma, can be used for cooking to enhance the dish flavour.

One Serving of Fruit is Equivalent to:

1 medium-sized orange

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