Friday, January 15, 2010

The Juice of January

Oranges are in season this month!!
The juicy crop is full of scrumptious vitamins and minerals. Oranges are loaded with fiber, low in calories and of course, laden with Vitamin C; Vitamin C promotes resistance to infection, maintains proper lung function and is good for your eyes! A smart snacker tip on getting ample amount of Vitamin C from your vitamin packed produce: refrigerate or quick freeze to help retain the vitamin (I like to store my oranges in the refrigerator).

A 1 cup serving of a fresh orange = approx. 124 mg of Vitamin C!
The Dietary Reference Intake (DRI): 15-120 mg/day, depending on age and gender.
(Reference: USDA)

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