Friday, 1 July 2011
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?
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).
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.