Photos: Which fruit is nutritionally best?
When faced with the triumvirate of fresh fruit most commonly found in bowls at cafeterias and elsewhere — apples, oranges and bananas — which should you choose? Check out these photos and click here for the related article.
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Carbohydrates: 15 grams
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 12 g
Sodium: 0 mg
Protein: 1 g
One orange contains 120 percent of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C.
A good source of calcium, folates, thiamin, flavanones (antioxidants that help neutralize free radicals) and naringin (an anti-inflammatory that may help protect the immune system), Giancoli said.
Biggest nutritional bang for the caloric buck, Katz said.
Because they are lowest in calories, it isn't the best choice when you are really hungry, Katz said.