Orange Juice

Vitamins & Minerals in Orange Juice

Orange juice is a good source of vitamin C, thiamin, (vitamin B1), folate and potassium. Vitamin C is crucial for the growth and repair of cells. It also helps build strong bones, healthy teeth, skin, and cartilage, and is critical to a healthy immune system. Thiamin, also known as vitamin B1, helps the body process energy from the food we eat and is important for muscle function and a healthy nervous system. Folate helps your body produce healthy cells and genetic material like DNA.  For pregnant women, getting enough folate helps prevent birth defects such as spina bifida. Finally, potassium is critical to maintaining a healthy fluid balance and blood pressure, and also supports nerve and muscle function.

Potential Health Benefits of Orange Juice

Orange juice has been shown to support cardiovascular health.

A recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that eating citrus regularly may potentially lessen the chance of dementia development in elderly adults. Learn more about the study.

Hesperidin

Hesperidin is the most common flavonoid found in orange juice. 100% Orange Juice is one of the best sources of hesperidin as this flavonoid is highly concentrated in the citrus family and is rarely found in other foods. Hesperidin may play a role in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities, heart and vascular health, glucose metabolism, and cognition.

In addition, some orange juice is fortified with calcium and vitamin D.  Calcium and vitamin D help build and maintain strong teeth and bones.

Orange Juice Recipes

Orange juice may be a breakfast staple, but the options for cooking with OJ are endless! Treat yourself to a tangy mix with our Orange Balsamic Skillet Chicken, or try our colorful and nutrient-dense Orange Sesame Quinoa Salad. For dessert, you can’t go wrong with our Glazed Orange Cardamom Cake.

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