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How Many Calories are there in an Orange

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How Many Calories are there in an Orange

The orange is an edible citrus rich in vitamin C and essential oils, among other properties. Its sweet or mixed (sour and sweet) taste makes it an ideal product that provides 90% of our daily food requirements per 100 grams of this wonderful fruit. Oranges also have substances which provide few nutrients but instead offer other benefits, such as flavonoids, with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even antitumor effects. As all fruits, oranges also contain calories. Would you like to know how many calories are there in an orange? In this OneHowTo article we're going to answer this question so you can learn how to eat this fruit properly and take advantage of its properties.

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  1. Different varieties of oranges
  2. Calories in an Orange: orange and its juice
  3. Consumption of oranges

Different varieties of oranges

There are many varieties of oranges. Depending on the area where they are grown and climate to which they are subject, they have some properties or others.

  • Common Oranges: grown in southern Europe and usually quite sweet.
  • Valencia Oranges: very sweet and mostly used to extract orange juice. They are grown in Spain, specifically in Valencia.
  • Navel Oranges: It is a type of small and stunted orange, like a navel, hence the nomenclature. It is more acidic and grown in places like Brazil.
  • Blood Oranges: its burgundy colour and distinct flavour has made it an ideal choice for creating traditional marmalades.

Calories in an Orange: orange and its juice

Knowing the types of oranges most frequently found in the market, it is time to know how many pieces of fruit you can include in your diet. Per 100 grams, an orange contains around 42 calories, making it ideal for all those people who are on a diet. However, you must differentiate between caloric intake of a piece of orange fruit and a juice, for instance.

You should know that one medium orange, usually weighing about 150 grams, for its calorie consumption will be about 63 calories. Meanwhile, to make a fresh orange juice likely three oranges are needed, so that the caloric contribution of this will be about 189 calories approximately.

How Many Calories are there in an Orange - Calories in an Orange: orange and its juice

Consumption of oranges

As you may have noticed, it is not the same to eat an orange than to drink its juice, no matter how natural. Bear in mind that the only difference is not only the amount of calories but also the energy intake of each on our body. So if you are on a diet we recommend eating this fruit, because orange is one of the lower calorie fruits. Moreover, their digestive and antioxidant effects will help you in your weight loss.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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I seem to be craving oranges. I eat as many as 4 to 6 oranges per day. Can this many oranges make me gain weight?
Alba Charles (oneHOWTO editor)
Hi Patricia, eating oranges per se is not going to make you gain weight, but it is recommended that you combine them with other fruits so you can get benefits that oranges don't provide.
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