Renowned for Vitamin C content, one Australian orange has almost twice the recommended daily Vitamin C intake, while one Australian mandarin contains all of your body’s daily Vitamin C needs. Australian grown lemons, limes and grapefruit all contain Vitamin C.
Vitamin C contributes to immune defense by supporting various cellular functions of both the innate and adaptive immune system.
The entire citrus family contribute to your body’s health in other important ways. Did you know, citrus fruits:
Are rich in antioxidants that help maintain brain function and keep bones and joints in tip top shape as we age!
Are the richest fruit source of the antioxidant hesperetin, which protect cells as we age!
Are high in folic acid and ideal for pregnant women with one orange providing 18% of the recommended daily intake.
Are high in dietary fibre and help prevent bowel problems, improve cholesterol levels and reduce risk of heart disease.
Are natural sources of sweetness and provide just 2% of your daily energy needs in one medium orange.
Will improve your feelings of alertness throughout the morning. Scientific evidence suggests that the polyphenols found in oranges will help keep your brain active.
Are a source of carbohydrate and contain B vitamins for that extra energy boost; ideal replacements for power drinks and quick fix chocolate bars!