Wintertime is for Oranges

— Written By and last updated by Nancie Mandeville
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orangesOranges are a citrus fruit that we may see commonly in many groceries store throughout the United States. Many varieties are harvested in the winter for us to consume. Our friends at Colorado State Extension gives us a few nutrition facts about oranges. They are high in fiber, through a type of dietary fiber, pectin. They also contribute a great amount of vitamin C which is beneficial for improving the body’s immune system. Through the California Department of Health, they are also a great source of folate, which is important for the development of cells, that is vital for expecting mothers. Make sure to grab plenty of oranges around this time as they are greatly abundant at the store, and good for your body!

References

Colorado Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence – Colorado State University – Oranges

Harvest of the Month – Oranges – California Department of Public Health