Fruits of the Harvest Stockings
"Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun:" Ecclesiastes 11:7
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|Oranges! Bright, succulent, balls of sunshine. The zest of a freshly peeled orange is naturally refreshing.
The valencia or murcia orange is a sweet orange commonly used for juice extraction. One orange produces 90 grammes of juice!
Valencias are in season from February through October, with peak production in May, June and July. Hence, valencias are often called "summer" oranges.
Oranges are a superb source of potassium, fibre, flavonoids and vitamin C. One orange contains approximately 70 milligrammes of vitamin C, well over 100% of the RDA!
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that fights cell-damaging free radicals and fortifies the immune system.
Oranges are a rich source of soluble and insoluble fibre.
Pectin, the soluble fibre in oranges, helps eliminate cholesterol from the body.
In particular, levels of LDL, the " harmful" cholesterol may be lowered by eating oranges.
The insoluble fibre in oranges helps prevent and relieve constipation and other digestive problems.