Africa-Press – Botswana. Globally, oranges are the most popular and cherished among the citrus fruits family. But beyond its juice content, not many are aware of the nutritional and health benefits inherent in orange seeds.
This article examines the benefits of orange seeds and why you should not throw them away next time — if you have been doing that in the past.
Orange seeds contain palmitic, oleic, and linoleic acids which help in storing energy in your cells for a longer period. It helps you increase your energy level. Therefore, anytime you’re feeling tired, orange seeds can be your energy booster.
Controls blood pressure
Due to its rich source of vitamin B6 and magnesium, orange seeds help to keep the blood pressure in check when consumed. They also help to support the production of hemoglobin in the bod
The presence of vitamin C in orange seeds helps to strengthen the immune system. Intake of vitamin C reduces the risk of colon cancer and also helps to rid radicals that cause damage to our DNA.
The oil extracted from orange seeds is a rich source of vitamin C, bio-flavonoids, and folic acid. Most of the hair products we use contain oil from orange seeds. Orange seed oil helps to increase hair growth and also strengthens the roots.
Like orange juice and seeds, the oil gotten from the fruit is also edible. The essential oil from the seed is added to water, cake icing, and other foods as flavours.
Interestingly, this essential oil can also be used as a fragrance. If you need to get rid of an awful smell, you can just use the oil from the orange seed.
Rich in antioxidants
Orange seed is a powerful source of antioxidants just like its juice. This antioxidant helps to keep the body healthy, hydrated, and fresh.
This may shock you. Oil from orange seed can be used for cleaning. Such oil can be used to remove tough stains and grease from machines, metals, and utensils.