6 Reasons why Zummo should be on your menu
Superfoods sparked a worldwide phenomenon back in 2013, and since then every hipster, man and his dog, and fitness junkie has thrown the word around like it’s going out of fashion.
Well, we have news for you hipsters, man and his dog and fitness junkie, oranges are in fact, the original superfood! Read below our top 6 reasons to add Zummo juices to your menu and pack more of this bright and juicy fruit into your diet.
- Oranges provide cancer-fighting nutrients such as folate, fibre, phytochemicals, antioxidants, vitamin C and vitamin A
- Mum’s to be rejoice, oranges are packed with a good source of folate
- Oranges are high in potassium and low in salt meaning they help control blood pressure
- Oranges are fantastic for weight control. They are nutrient dense but energy dilute and non-fattening
- Folate, fibre, phytochemicals and antioxidants all protect against heart disease; all nutrients you can find in an orange
- Because of their natural and super strong source of vitamin C and their high concentration of antioxidants, oranges can help your body fight infection
Did you know a whole orange contains only about 85 calories and has no fat, cholesterol or sodium?
Here are some more fun superfood orange facts from LiveScience
- Oranges originated around 4000 B.C. in Southeast Asia, from which they spread to India.
- Oranges are unknown in the wild. They are a hybrid of the pomelo, or “Chinese grapefruit” (which is pale green or yellow), and the tangerine.
- The orange tree is a small tropical to semitropical, evergreen, flowering plant. It grows up to 16 to 26 feet (5 to 8 meters).
- Oranges are actually modified berries.
- The fruit came before the color. The word “orange” derives from the Arabic “naranj” and arrived in English as “narange” in the 14th century, gradually losing the initial “n.”
- “Orange” was first used as the name for a color in 1542.
- Oranges are classified into two general categories: sweet and bitter. The sweet varieties are the most commonly consumed. Popular varieties of the sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) include Valencia, navel and Jaffa oranges, as well as the blood orange, a hybrid species that is smaller in size, more aromatic in flavor and marked by red hues running throughout its flesh.
- Bitter oranges (Citrus aurantium) are often used to make jam or marmalade, and their zest is used as the flavoring for liqueurs such as Grand Marnier and Cointreau.
- The name “navel orange” comes from the belly-button formation opposite the fruit’s stem end. The bigger the navel, the sweeter the orange.
- Moorish, Portuguese and Italian traders and explorers introduced sweet oranges into Europe around the 15th century, after finding the fruits on voyages to Asia and the Middle East.
- Oranges can be stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator. They will generally last the same amount of time, two weeks, with either method, and will retain nearly the same level of vitamin content.
- The best way to store oranges is loose rather than wrapped in a plastic bag, because they can easily develop mold if exposed to moisture.
- In 2008, the top five orange-producing countries, by millions of tons produced, were Brazil (18.3), the United States (9.1), Mexico (4.3), India (4.2) and China (3.4).
- About 85 percent of all oranges produced are used for juice.
- There are over 600 varieties of oranges worldwide.
- A typical orange has 10 segments.
- Orange peel sprinkled over a vegetable garden is an effective slug repellent.
Final fun fact – best way to extract juice from an orange?
Zummo juicers are the only juicers in the world that extract orange juice without the juice touching the peel.
The efficient vertical squeezing system cuts the fruit in half and extracts the juice the same way your mum use to with a hand juicer. No oil or bitterness, just pure, delicious citrus flavour.
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