1/ Nutritional value:
- Carbs: Oranges are composed primarily of carbs and water, with very little protein and fat and few calories. Simple sugars - such as glucose, fructose and sucrose - are the main form of carbs in oranges. Despite being high in sugar, oranges have a low glycemic index (GI) of 31 - 51.
- Fiber: Oranges are a good source of fiber. A large pack of oranges (184 grams) accounts for about 18% of the Reference Daily Consumption (RDI). The main fibers found in oranges are pectin, cellulose, hemiaellulose and lignin. Fiber is associated with many beneficial effects on health, including improved digestive health, weight loss and cholesterol.
- Vitamins and minerals: Oranges are a good source of several vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C, thiamine, folate and potassium.
- Other plant compounds: Oranges are an excellent source of phenolic compounds - especially flavonoids, which contribute to most of their antioxidant properties. Oranges are rich in antioxidants carotenoids, which are responsible for their rich coloration. Oranges and other citrus fruits are high in citric and citrate acids, contributing to their sour taste.
- Helps prevent strokes: Eating large amounts of compounds found in citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruit may reduce the risk of ischemic stroke for women. People who ate a lot of citrus had a 19% lower risk of ischemic stroke compared to women who consumed the least amount of this fruit.
- Lowering blood pressure: Maintaining low sodium levels is essential for lowering blood pressure, but increasing potassium intake may also be important because of its vasodilating effects. Also of note, a high potassium intake is associated with a 20% reduction in all-cause mortality.
- Supports heart health: The fiber, potassium, vitamin C and choline content in oranges all support heart health. High potassium intake is also associated with a lower risk of stroke, protection against muscle mass loss, bone density conservation, and reduced kidney stone formation.
- Antioxidant vitamin C, when eaten in its natural form (like in an orange) or applied topically, can help combat sun damage and pollution, reduce wrinkles and improve results. overall skin texture. Vitamin C plays an important role in the formation of collagen, the support system for your skin.
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- There are also many varieties of oranges originating in the Northern region such as Cam Vinh, Cam Xa Doai, Cam Van Du...
4/ Raw material area
In the West, oranges are most grown in Tien Giang, Ben Tre, Tra Vinh, Vinh Long, Hau Giang, Dong Thap and An Giang.