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Oranges How many do I need to eat?

One or two a day is enough! One orange a day will give you 93 percent of all the vitamin C you need. An extra serving of citrus fruit may reduce the risk of a stroke by 20 percent. Nutrition facts Here are the nutrients in about half of a large orange (100 grams) Calories: 47 * Water: 87% * Protein: 0.9 grams * Carbs: 11.8 grams * Sugar: 9.4 grams * Fiber: 2.4 grams * Fat: 0.1 grams * * Vitamins and minerals Oranges are a good source of several vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C, thiamine, folate, and potassium. * Vitamin C. Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C. One large orange provides over 100% of the RDI * Thiamine. One of the B vitamins also called vitamin B1, thiamine is found in a wide variety of foods. * Folate. Also known as vitamin B9 or folic acid, folate has many essential functions and is found in many plant foods. * Potassium. Oranges are a good source of potassium. High intake of potassium can lower blood pressure in people who already have high levels and may reduce your risk of heart disease .

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