Mandarin Orange Nutrition and Benefits


Manadarin Orange Health Benefits and Useful in:
Cancer | high cholesterol | obesity | high blood pressure | immunity boost | Skin | Hair | Antioxidation | healing wounds| liver | hepatitis | Inflammation |
Mandarin Orange Nutrition Facts:
Serving size: 1 cup (100 g)
Nutrients Amounts
Water 85.17 g
Energy 223 kJ (53 kcal)
Carbohydrates 13.34 g
Sugars 10.58 g
Dietary fiber 1.8 g
Fat 0.31 g
Protein 0.81 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv. 34 μg 
beta-carotene 155 μg
Thiamine (B1) 0.058 mg
Riboflavin (B2) 0.036 mg
Niacin (B3) 0.376 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.216 mg
Vitamin B6 0.078 mg
Folate (B9) 16 μg
Choline 10.2 mg
Vitamin C 26.7 mg
Vitamin E 0.2 mg
Minerals
Calcium 37 mg
Iron 0.15 mg
Magnesium 12 mg
Manganese 0.039 mg
Phosphorus 20 mg
Potassium 166 mg
Sodium 2 mg
Zinc 0.07 mg

Source: USDA Nutrient Database

Mandarin Orange Benefits for Health Conditions:
Cancers:
Mandarin Oranges are rich in carotenoids, which have high amounts of Vitamin A and are seen to lower the risk of developing cancers. Moreover, the mandarin oranges are also rich in beta-cryptoxanthin, which prevents the development of liver cancer in people suffering from hepatitis. The high limonene content in the fruit prevents the development of breast cancer.

High Cholesterol:
Mandarins are fortified with antioxidants, which lower the levels of bad cholesterol while increasing levels of good cholesterol. These antioxidants oxidize the free radicals present in cholesterol. The free radicals promote the cholesterol to stick to the walls of the arteries and decrease the blood flow.  Furthermore, the fruit contains flavonoids like hesperetin and naringenin, which decreases cholesterol levels.

Skin:
Mandarin oranges are rich in Vitamin C, which diminish the effects of the free radicals, helping you look young and healthy. The dietary fibers present in the fruit help to cleanse your system and get rid of toxins thus adding a healthy glow on your skin. The Vitamin C and E present in the fruit help to decrease wrinkles and fine lines on your skin. Moreover, the mandarin oil helps in regeneration of cells, leading to faster healing of wounds.