Orange Nutrition

Nutrients in 100 g (3.5 oz)

Updated | 2023-09-29

Written and reviewed by the NatureClaim Team




Orange


Overview of Orange Nutrition

Scientific Name: Citrus sinensis


Order: Sapindales


Family: Rutaceae


Orange (Citrus sinensis) is native to the subtropical regions of Asia. The fruit originated from the foothills of the Himalayas, which includes western China, eastern India, and northern Myanmar (formerly Burma). This sweet orange is an ancient cross between mandarin (Citrus reticulata) and pomelo (Citrus maxima), and it accounts for the many oranges produced worldwide. Oranges come in different colors, sizes, and textures. Most orange varieties are easy to peel making them an ideal to-go snack. When juiced, they are a refreshing beverage. Oftentimes, they are also chopped and added to salads. Oranges are a low-calorie fruit, with only 2% of one's daily value (DV). Oranges contain high amounts of vitamin C (59% DV). Vitamin C, which acts as an antioxidant, is a vital nutrient involved in the production of collagen. Collagen is important for maintaining skin integrity. Moreover, vitamin C plays a role in the function of white blood cells thereby supporting the body's immune response. Oranges are also high in dietary fiber (9% DV). Dietary fiber may help lower bad cholesterol and control blood sugar levels. In addition to vitamins, oranges have small amounts of minerals such as calcium (3% DV) and potassium (4% DV). These minerals, when combined, are necessary for the development and maintenance of healthy bones. Potassium is also known to support healthy muscle and nerve function.



Calories
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calories 47 kcal 2%


Carbohydrates
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Carbs 11.75 g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2.40 g 9%
Sugars 9.35 g
Starch - g


Sterols
Name Amount % Daily Value
Cholesterol 0.00 mg 0%
Phytosterols - mg


Fat and Fatty Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Fat 0.12 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.01 g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02 g
Polyunsaturated Fat, total 0.03 g
  • 18:2 n-6 (LA), Omega-6
0.02 g
  • 18:3 n-6 (GLA)
- g
  • 18:3 n-3 (ALA), Omega-3
0.01 g
  • 18:4 n-3 (SDA)
0.00 g
  • 20:5 n-3 (EPA)
0.00 g
  • 22:5 n-3 (DPA)
0.00 g
  • 22:6 n-3 (DHA)
0.00 g
Trans Fat 0.00 g


Protein and Amino Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Protein, total 0.94 g 2%
  • Tryptophan
0.01 g
  • Threonine
0.01 g
  • Isoleucine
0.03 g
  • Leucine
0.02 g
  • Lysine
0.05 g
  • Methionine
0.02 g
  • Cystine
0.01 g
  • Phenylalanine
0.03 g
  • Tyrosine
0.02 g
  • Valine
0.04 g
  • Arginine
0.07 g
  • Histidine
0.02 g
  • Alanine
0.05 g
  • Aspartic Acid
0.11 g
  • Glutamic Acid
0.09 g
  • Glycine
0.09 g
  • Proline
0.05 g
  • Serine
0.03 g


Vitamins
Name Amount % Daily Value
Vitamin C 53.20 mg 59%
Thiamin 0.09 mg 8%
Riboflavin 0.04 mg 3%
Niacin 0.28 mg 2%
Pantothenic Acid 0.25 mg 5%
Vitamin B6 0.06 mg 4%
Folate, total 30.00 mg 8%
  • Folic Acid
0.00 mcg
  • Food Folate (dietary folate equivalent)
30.00 mcg
Choline 8.40 mg 2%
Betaine 0.10 mg
Vitamin B12 0.00 mcg 0%
Vitamin A, total 11.21 mcg 1%
  • Retinol Acitiviy Equivalent
11.00 mcg
  • Retinol
0.00 mcg
  • Beta-Carotene
71.00 mcg
  • Alpha-Carotene
11.00 mcg
  • Beta-Cryptoxanthin
116.00 mcg
Lycopene 0.00 mcg
Lutein and Zeaxanthin 129.00 mcg
Vitamin E, total 0.18 mg 1%
  • Alpha-Tocopherol
0.18 mg
  • Beta-Tocopherol
- mg
  • Gamma-Tocopherol
- mg
  • Delta-Tocopherol
- mg
Vitamin D 0.00 mcg 0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 0.00 mcg 0%
Biotin - mcg -


Minerals
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calcium 40.00 mg 3%
Iron 0.10 mg 1%
Magnesium 10.00 mg 2%
Phosphorus 14.00 mg 1%
Potassium 181.00 mg 4%
Sodium 0.00 mg 0%
Zinc 0.07 mg 1%
Copper 0.04 mg 4%
Manganese 0.03 mg 1%
Selenium 0.50 mcg 1%
Iodine - mcg -
Chromium - mcg -
Molybdenum - mcg -
Chloride - mg -
Fluoride - mg


Flavonoids
Name Amount


Others
Name Amount
Water 86.75 g
Ash 0.44 g
Alcohol 0.00 g
Caffeine 0.00 mg
Theobromine 0.00 mg
Resveratrol - mg
Phytoalbumin - mg
Chlorogenic Acid - mg

The "-" means insufficient data.

% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet or refer to the Dietary Reference Intakes for a specific life stage.


Reference(s):

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, Current Release.

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements. Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Fact Sheets. Accessed from https://ods.od.nih.gov/.