Oranges are a very important source of nutrients, such as minerals and vitamin C, which are good for health.
In particular, oranges are good for our heart, as they significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems.
But what we’re asking today is: what’s the best way to get the nutrients found in oranges? Let’s find out together.
Juice or whole orange?
The dualism between solid and liquid accompanies all the lovers of the most famous orange fruit. Eating orange (or drinking its juice) is a pleasure that no one can take away from us! But to get the most out of it, it is necessary to make some clarifications. Any fruit hides very important nutritional elements in its peel. In the case of orange peel, for example, there are about 1.5 grams of protein (out of 100 grams of peel). Proteins are very useful for the regeneration of our cells and for the repair of the tissues of our body.
Furthermore, taking into account the same amount of orange peel, there are about 0.2 grams of fat and 25 grams of carbohydrates.
The orange peel can be eaten or used to prepare tasty dishes (both first and second).
And now let’s reveal what the differences are between eating a whole or squeezed orange!
Unfortunately, juice lovers will be disappointed to know that orange juice contains less fiber and protein than whole orange.
This is because they are found mainly on solid parts such as the albedo that covers each slice of orange.
For the rest, don’t worry, Sicilian oranges are ALWAYS good and in all its forms!