The late oranges, the heart and the immune system
The oranges they have a very gradual maturation calendar, we find them on the market all year round, but let's say that their cycle is extended from November to May.
The first fruits can be harvested in November (navelina) and the last ones just a May - June (valencia late). Enjoy this fruit which is in its last stages of the season, thinking that only 170 grams of cloves are enough to cover the needs that our body requires with respect to this food, or 85 mg per day.
Powerful antiviral, orange increases the capacity of immune system to protect us from bacteria and viruses. The oranges found in this last period are the late Sicilian oranges par excellence, they reach the ideal ripening in May and they collect until June. It is better to eat them in wedges, because half of the pectin of an orange is found in the albedo, the white and spongy part that internally covers the rind. Like all blond oranges, the late orange is very rich in sugar, very rich in vitamin C, with a spheroidal shape, fine skin is the late orange par excellence. It ripens in April, but is also harvested in late June, however, before its typical greening occurs.
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The values of oranges
100 g of oranges give 34 calories, 50 mg of Vitamin C, 200 mg of potassium, 1,6 of fibers. Sicilian blood oranges include Tarocco, Moro and Sanguinello varieties and have been recognized by the European Union with the IGP mark (Typical Geographical Indication); it is a variety that has a strong antioxidant action, beneficial for the heart and arteries.
Vitamin C improves the absorption of iron and is excellent in case of anemia. Not only that: if you feel slightly fatigued, prey to tiredness and nervousness, eating an orange is a great solution, especially if you eat it in wedges, including white film that covers them: being rich in routine (as well as, as we have said, of pectin), it increases the availability of vitamin C.
Oranges have the property of activating our metabolism, they contain fructose, mineral salts and vitamins, in addition to C, too vitamins of group B and P, organic acids, including citric acid.