Orange Nutrition Facts, History and its Origin–Food Facts

Nutrition Facts of Orange, history and its origin

Orange Nutrition Facts (food facts):

Orange fruit belongs to Rutaceae family and scientifically it is known as Citris Sinensis, it is sometimes referred as sweet orange in order to separate it from Citrus × aurantium (Bitter Orange). In this post you will learn about all the nutrients an orange contains and after reading all this of-course you will start consuming more oranges than before.

History and Origin of Orange Fruit:

According to Chinese literature sweet Oranges were cultivated in china before 314 BC, the origin place of Sweet Orange is not confirmed but it is believed that Oranges were cultivated thousands years ago in eastern Asia.  The word Orange is derived from Sanskrit word ‘naranga’, Persian word ‘narang’ and Arabic word ‘naranj’. Orange as a ‘Color Name’ was named after the fruit of Orange and this color name was used in 1512 AD for the recorded first time in English Language.

Uses Of Orange Fruit:

Oranges are eaten as raw without peel, orange juice is also a common way of it consumption. Its peel is used in making perfumes, in medicines and beauty products. Orange fruit is considered as primary source of vitamin C nutrient but do you know there are other fruits rich in vitamin c ? These fruits contains  high amount of vitamin C than orange.

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 Common Questions asked about Orange fruit:


Do Oranges have Vitamin C ?

Yes, Oranges fruit and Orange juice has Vitamin C and this fruit is known for its high amount of vitamin C content along with other useful nutrients.

There is how much Vitamin C in an Orange ?

It is hard to say the exact amount of Vitamin C in one orange, because the size of oranges are not the same all over the world, but 100 grams of orange fruit contains 53.2 mg of Vitamin C.

Do Oranges have fiber/ How much fiber in an orange ?

Yes, Orange fiber content is about 2.4 grams out of 100 grams of orange.

What about orange juice acidity?

Orange juice is acidic due to its richness in citric acid content, its juice is good for increasing acidity within stomach for promoting digestion. But oranges should be avoided if you are already experiencing acid reflux.

Are there any carbs in Orange Juice?

Yes, 100 grams of orange contains about 11.75 grams of carbs.

Is there any sugar in Orange Juice?

Yes, 100 grams of orange contains about 9.35 grams of sugar.



Following is the table listing all the nutrients contained in 100 grams of Sweet Orange.

Nutrients in Orange
Water 86.75 g
Energy 47 kcal
Energy 197 kJ
Protein 0.94 g
Total lipid (fat) 0.12 g
Ash 0.44 g
Carbohydrate, by difference 11.75 g
Fiber, total dietary 2.4 g
Sugars, total 9.35 g
Calcium, Ca 40 mg
Iron, Fe 0.1 mg
Magnesium, Mg 10 mg
Phosphorus, P 14 mg
Potassium, K 181 mg
Sodium, Na 0 mg
Zinc, Zn 0.07 mg
Copper, Cu 0.045 mg
Manganese, Mn 0.025 mg
Selenium, Se 0.5 µg
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 53.2 mg
Thiamin 0.087 mg
Riboflavin 0.04 mg
Niacin 0.282 mg
Pantothenic acid 0.25 mg
Vitamin B-6 0.06 mg
Folate, total 30 µg
Folic acid 0 µg
Folate, food 30 µg
Folate, DFE 30 µg
Choline, total 8.4 mg
Vitamin B-12 0 µg
Vitamin B-12, added 0 µg
Vitamin A, RAE 11 µg
Retinol 0 µg
Carotene, beta 71 µg
Carotene, alpha 11 µg
Cryptoxanthin, beta 116 µg
Vitamin A, IU 225 IU
Lycopene 0 µg
Lutein + zeaxanthin 129 µg
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 0.18 mg
Vitamin E, added 0 mg
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 0 µg
Vitamin D 0 IU
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 0 µg
Fatty acids, total saturated 0.015 g
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 0.023 g
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.025 g
Fatty acids, total trans 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Amino Acids
Tryptophan 0.009 g
Threonine 0.015 g
Isoleucine 0.025 g
Leucine 0.023 g
Lysine 0.047 g
Methionine 0.02 g
Cystine 0.01 g
Phenylalanine 0.031 g
Tyrosine 0.016 g
Valine 0.04 g
Arginine 0.065 g
Histidine 0.018 g
Alanine 0.05 g
Aspartic acid 0.114 g
Glutamic acid 0.094 g
Glycine 0.094 g
Proline 0.046 g
Serine 0.032 g
Other Plant Compounds
Alcohol, ethyl 0 g
Caffeine 0 mg
Theobromine 0 mg
(+)-Catechin 0 mg
(-)-Epigallocatechin 0 mg
(-)-Epicatechin 0 mg
(-)-Epicatechin 3-gallate 0 mg
(-)-Epigallocatechin 3-gallate 0 mg
(+)-Gallocatechin 0 mg
Hesperetin 27.2 mg
Naringenin 15.3 mg
Apigenin 0 mg
Luteolin 0.2 mg
Kaempferol 0.1 mg
Myricetin 0.1 mg
Quercetin 0.5 mg
Daidzein 0 mg
Genistein 0 mg
Total isoflavones 0 mg
Proanthocyanidin dimers 0 mg
Proanthocyanidin trimers 0 mg
Proanthocyanidin 4-6mers 0 mg
Proanthocyanidin 7-10mers 0 mg
Proanthocyanidin polymers (>10mers) 0 mg

Note: This nutrients Data for orange is extracted from NSDA nutrition database which is updated regularly.

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