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The orange is the fruit of the citrus species. The fruit of the Citrus sinensis is considered a sweet orange, whereas the fruit of the Citrus aurantium is considered a bitter orange (Wikipedia, nd).

Allergy Alert:

An orange allergy is an adverse reaction by the body’s immune system to oranges or food containing oranges. This type of allergy is rare and serious reactions are very rare. The body’s immune system produces immunoglobulin E (IgE – an antibody) and histamine in response to contact with the allergen. The specific symptoms that can result can vary considerably amongst patients e.g. skin, respiratory and behavioral symptoms (Right Diagnosis, nd).

Common Uses:

Oranges can be sliced or peeled and consumed raw, but can also be squeezed into a pulp to produce orange juice.

Nutritional Information:

Amount Per 1 small (2-3/8″ dia) (96 g)

Calories 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Potassium 174 mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 11 g 3%
Dietary fiber 2.3 g 9%
Sugar 9 g
Protein 0.9 g 1%
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 85%
Calcium 3% Iron 0%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 5%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 2%

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