Category Archives: Florida Orange Nutrition

Amazing Health Benefits of Orange Peels

orange peel health benefitsWhen you think of a sweet (or tart) Florida orange, you don’t think about munching on an orange peel. However, in addition the the health benefits of the meat inside Florida oranges, their peels provide nutritional benefit as well! After reading this blog post, we hope that you think twice before throwing that orange peel away after enjoying your tasty Florida orange.

Consider the following:

  • Orange peels contain over 60 types of flavonoids
  • Orange peels contain over 170 types of phytonutrients
  • Orange peels are rich in pectins, vitamins, minerals and fiber

Why are flavonoids, phytonutrients and pectins important? They help prevent disease in your body and provide important antioxidants. They also show to have anti-inflammatory benefits, help your cardiovascular system and support your nervous system.

In addition to the nutrients they posses, orange peels also:

  • Help with weight loss. How? The peel contains fiber and is low in calories, which adds bulk to your foods and makes you want to eat less.
  • Help with respiratory problems. Orange peels have been found effective in treating respiratory problems such as asthma, bronchitis, lung cancer and the flu. Eating orange peels expels phlegm out of the lungs and contains a natural histamine.
  • Get rid of bad breath.  Instead of chewing on sugary gum the next time you want clean, fresh breath- consider an orange peel! Orange peels also help whiten teeth and help with sensitive teeth. Chewing, rubbing or applying as a paste will give all these benefits.
  • Help with cancer. Orange peels reduce your risk of skin cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer.
  • Act as a natural skin treatment. If you want to reduce the look of blemishes and dark spots on your skin, rub orange peels on the problem areas. You can also rub orange peels on your skin to help with sun burn and cleanse pores.
  • Improve heart health. The flavones in orange peels are helpful to your heart in that they lower your blood cholesterol levels and lessen inflammation.

If the taste of an orange peel is just to bitter for you, you can zest the orange peels and put on salads, vegetables and desserts. However you decide to eat orange peels, make sure you don’t throw away this important part of Florida oranges! Increase your health by making a new years resolution to eat more orange peels with your oranges today. Order your fresh picked Florida oranges online at orangering.com.

New Years Resolution: Eat Honeybell Tangelos

Honeybells_Large2016 is upon us and so is Honeybell season! Honeybell tangelo season is a treat to look forward to because of its short duration (only lasts the month of January usually).  What most people don’t realize, is that the Honeybell tangelo is not an orange at all! The delectable combination of a Darcy tangerine and Duncan grapefruit that produces the delicous, sweet Honeybell Tangelo.

Why be excited about Honeybell tangelos?

  • Honeybell tangelos are seedless and very juicy. You can depend on the Honeybell tangelos to have more juice than they have flesh!
  • Honeybells are identified by their neck which has a stem shape and the overall shape of the fruit, which is shaped like a bell.
  • Honeybell tangelos have a thin skin, which makes them easy to peel. They usually are 3 to 3.5 inches in diameter, which means there is more delicious fruit to enjoy!
  • Honeybell tangelos are some of the sweetest citrus available

Honeybell tangelos are also packed with high amounts of Vitamin C, potassium and fiber. This delicious fruit is a great gift for the month of January to help fight off flu season and help get your healthy New Years resolutions on track! Order your 1/2 tray, full tray or up to 4 trays of Honeybell tangelos today at orangering.com. Hurry.. the season is short and availability is limited!

Difference Between Blood Oranges & Cara Cara Oranges?

cara cara navel oranges floridaWe just recently had a customer post an interesting question on our Facebook page: what is the difference between a Blood orange and Cara Cara orange?
Here’s the similarities between Blood oranges and Cara Cara oranges:

  • Both are navels
  • Great source of nutrient and vitamins
  • Both contain high levels of Vitamin A and Vitamin C
  • Both contain disease-fighting antioxidants
  • Both contain fiber
  • Both have a sweet, distinctive flavor

So what are the differences between Blood oranges and Cara Cara oranges?

Cara Cara oranges:

  • Have a pinkish-red flesh inside the orange
  • Are pretty much seedless
  • Have flavors of cranberry and cherry in the orange flesh
  • Slightly tart
  • Sweeter version of a grapefruit
  • Origin: Venezuela

Blood oranges:

  • Have a maroon/crimson colored flesh inside the orange
  • Gets their dark flesh color from anthocynanins, pigments that are found in flowers but not often in citrus fruits
  • Tart
  • Have flavors of raspberry in the orange flesh
  • Origin: Italy and Spain

Here at Orange Ring, we offer a wide selection of Cara Cara Navel oranges within our gift baskets, gift boxes or in trays. Shop our selection of Cara Cara Navel oranges today! Orangering.com.

Focus on the Finals: Fueling College Finals Week

collegecaremd1It’s that time of year where the semester is winding down for college kids. College finals week usually starts right after Thanksgiving. College kids go from taking a few days off, eating turkey and enjoying family/friends  to hitting the books when they get back from Thanksgiving break.

After all the heavy food, treats, pies and desserts your college student ingested during Thanksgiving break, why not give them the gift of some brain food for college finals week? Here at Orange Ring, we have put together a fruit box called “Focus on the Finals Fruit Box” which contains healthy citrus to help them study. Research has shown that smelling citrus can help reduce stress.

Prevention.com states, “Those who sniffed orange oil were less anxious throughout the test, and the beneficial effects even lingered once the exam was over.” The article also states: “The scent of a fresh fruit can do amazing things,” says Barbara Thomley, lead coordinator for the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program at the Mayo Clinic. “From what we’ve seen with our patients, even a quick smell can make a major difference.”

The Focus on Finals Fruit Box is filled with healthy citrus to send to your college student. Easy to peel Sol Zest Mandarins and our best of season Florida Oranges. We have also included a chocolate gator and a squeeze n sip to drink their sweet juice. Keep them healthy during exam week with some healthy brain food they need to help them get through college exam week. Inhaling a little Florida sunshine will brighten up their day and reduce their stress. Click here to order your Focus on the Finals Fruit box now.

Orange Infused Water Using Florida Oranges

florida orangesFlorida oranges, they are the fruit of choice during the winter months of Florida. They provide a juicy snack, great juice to drink and also a great source of Vitamin C to fight colds. Did you know water is one of the many ways you can consume Florida oranges and still get the added benefits? Water is great for hydration but lacks the benefit of added Vitamin C and flavor.

The latest trend is Florida orange infused water!

But how do you do this?

  • Take 1 Florida orange, peel it into thin slices
  • Drop the slices into a pitcher of room temperature / lukewarm water
  • Place the pitcher of water in the fridge.

How does it work?

Slicing the Florida oranges and putting them into water creates the maximum amount of surface area to transfer the wonderful flavor and nutrients into the water, thus infusing your water with the wonderful health benefits of Florida oranges. The warm water begins to pull flavor and vitamin C out of the oranges and mix it in with the water adding wonderful flavor and all the added benefits.  So the next time you are wanting to enhance your water for your next workout or party, try some Florida orange infused water! You can purchase fresh Florida oranges picked daily at orangering.com.

 

10 Reasons Why You Should Eat Florida Oranges

florida orangesFlorida oranges are tasty and sweet, but they are extremely healthy too! We want you to consider these 10 reasons to eat Florida Oranges every day:

  1. Florida oranges detoxify your body. Every part of the orange contains antioxidants (even the zest and skin!) that help oxygen move throughout your body.
  2. Florida oranges protect your skin from free radicals. Free radicals are one of the contributing factors that make you look older. Need we say more? 🙂
  3. Florida oranges reduce your risk for heart disease. If you eat florida oranges regularly, your risk can be reduced as much as 50%!
  4. Florida oranges contain Vitamin B folate. This vitamin helps prevent birth defects and protects the heart.
  5. Florida oranges contain potassium. Potassium help keeps body fluid levels in proper balance. One florida orange contains 7% of your recommended daily intake.
  6. Florida oranges contain chemicals that help fight skin cancer, giving your body an additional defense during sun exposure!
  7. Florida oranges contain phytochemicals, which help with age-related diseases. Phytochemicals protect the cells within your body.
  8. Florida oranges contian lumonoids. Studies show that lumonoids help protect against skin, colon, breast, mouth, stomach and lung cancer.
  9. Florida oranges contain pectin. Pectin supresses your apptetite for up to 4 hours! This is great if you are looking for a healthy way to lose weight. Pectin also helps reduce cholesterol levels.
  10. Florida oranges contain Vitamin C. Eating just one Florida oranges gives you 67% of your daily allowance of Vitamin C. Immunity, disease resistance and wound healing are all aided by Vitamin C.

As you can see, Florida oranges are truly a powerful fruit for your health. Here at OrangeRing, we handpick our Florida oranges and ship our oranges daily to give you the best quality and health benefit. Order online today: orangering.com.

Health Benefits of Florida Oranges

You may not realize just how healthy of a snack you are eating when you bite into a juicy Florida orange! Florida oranges are packed with Vitamin C, fiber, folate, vitamin B1, potassium and calcium. Over 93% if its nutrient composition is Vitamin C, which studies have shown can help with immunity and prevention of cancer.

Florida oranges have the following health benefits:

  • Help with asthma
  • Help with bronchitis
  • Help with pneumonia
  • Prevent kidney stones
  • Help lower cholesterol
  • Help prevent diabetes
  • Help with high blood pressure
  • Help with tuberculosis
  • Help with arthritis
  • Helps with alcoholism
  • Decreases mucus
  • Help with rheumatism
  • Promote clear skin
  • Prevent stroke
  • Prevent cancer
  • Promote heart health

Florida oranges are low in calories but contain many nutrients. They also contain over 170 phytochemicals and 60 flaonoids, all which help contribute to the antioxidant effects and anti-inflammatory benefits of Florida oranges.
So just what is the nutritional breakdown of Florida oranges? One oranges contains:

  • 80 calories
  • 0 grams of fat
  • 250 milligrams of potassium
  • 19 grams of carbohydrate (which breaks down to 14 grams of sugar and 3 grams of fiber)
  • 1 gram of protein

Of your recommended daily intake, Florida oranges provide 130% of your Vitamin C, 2% of Vitamin A and 6% of calcium. Florida oranges are such a benefit to your daily nutrition, it really should be “one orange a day keeps the doctor away!”. So now that you are more aware of the health benefits of Florida oranges, where can you get some? Visit orangering.com to get fresh picked, shipped daily Florida oranges. We offer a great variety of Florida oranges to suit your need for the super sweet or super tangy. Shop online for easy ordering and check out our Fruit of the Month clubs to get fresh Florida oranges to your door throughout the season!

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One Florida Orange A Day Keep the Flu Away?

florida orange nutritionSchool has begun and along with it comes flu season. More time indoors exposes us to more viruses and bacteria that bring on the common cold. Experts agree that increasing your dietary intake of Vitamin C boosts your immunity. So what foods contain Vitamin C? Florida oranges, of course! Florida oranges are just one of the food sources you can rely on to get a tasty and sweet dose of your daily Vitamin C.

So just what are the benefits of Vitamin C you say? And will it really help keep the flu away?

According the WebMD, Vitamin C provides the following benefits:

  • protection against immune system deficiencies
  • help with cardiovascular disease
  • improve prenatal health
  • help with eye disease
  • help keep your skin from wrinkling as much!

As WebMD states, “A recent study published in Seminars in Preventive and Alternative Medicine that looked at over 100 studies over 10 years revealed a growing list of benefits of vitamin C.”

To achieve the maximum benefit of Vitamin C, the study suggested to intake 500 mg daily. Each Florida orange contains around 70mg of Vitamin C. That’s a reason to eat 7 tasty, sweet, healthy Florida oranges every day! Or if you don’t want to enjoy that many Florida oranges a day, you can take a vitamin C supplement and eat one Florida orange a day to keep the doctor away 🙂 No matter what your daily intake of delicious Florida oranges, you can order them fresh here at Orange Ring. We offer monthly deliveries of this yummy fruit through our Fruit of the Month clubs. Each of our Florida oranges are handpicked and guaranteed fresh. Order the highest quality Indian River oranges today through orangering.com.