Sweet, juicy, and packed with vitamin C, oranges are a favorite fruit of adults and children.
By: Holley Grainger, MS, RD, Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr
Whether eaten alone as a snack or creatively prepared in a recipe, oranges boast a wealth of nutritious benefits. This juicy and sweet fruit provides over 100% of the daily value for vitamin C making it an immune-boosting superfood. Oranges are a good source of B vitamins like B1 and folate for proper brain development, potassium to maintain electrolyte balance, calcium for healthy teeth and bones, and over 170 antioxidants. When choosing oranges, look for ones that are smooth, firm, and heavy for the highest concentration of juice.