Friday, 1 July 2011

Orange Pith

Orange juice is a breakfast obsession in North America.  It’s known for its source vitamin C.
Did you know that freshly squeezed orange juice only has 25% of the vitamin C of the whole orange?
Many people throw out the most valuable part of the orange…
It’s called the “pith”.
The pith is the white stuff that lies under the skin of the orange.  You might say it has a bland-to-bitter flavour.
Not only is the pith fully loaded with vitamin C, but it also contains high levels of fibre, anti-cancer agents and bioflavonoids (a type of antioxidant).
Interesting facts:
Orange is known as one of the world’s favourite flavours.  It ranks 3rd – trailing only chocolate and vanilla.
The pith of an orange is also used by some as a natural teeth whitener.

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