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Orange County Loves Oranges

Orange County Loves Oranges

We’ve heard the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Well, what about oranges? Where’s their special slogan? Shouldn’t oranges also have a spot in the limelight? (Citrus pun intended)

Many different health benefits come from eating oranges since they are packed with vitamins and nutrients. Of course, the stand-out on this one that most people are aware of, is Vitamin C. This improves the immune system because Vitamin C actually stimulates the production of white cells in our body. High contents of Vitamin C have also been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease.

Another wonderful thing about oranges is that they are rich in fibers, which aid in digestion and also reduce cholesterol levels. Here are just a few other health advantages that oranges boast:

  • Magnesium and a flavonoid called hesperidin help regulate high blood pressure
  • Calcium for healthy teeth and bones
  • Antioxidants, which have an anti-aging effect, help protect the skin from free-radicals and cell damage
  • Iron and Vitamin B6 help facilitate the production of red cells in the blood, which carry oxygen from lungs to cells.

Once upon a time, Orange County saw thousands of acres of orange groves. Even though less than one hundred acres remain today, a good orange can still easily be found at your local grocery store chain, or one of many farmer’s markets in the area.

One such local grower, popular with the natives, is Orange County Produce. Taken from their website, they “are working hard to make sure that O.C. residents have access to dependable and delicious, local grown produce.” Practicing both conventional and certified organic farming, be sure and keep an eye out for the Orange County Harvest label.

When you host your next soiree, try out this tasty recipe. (Don’t worry, it’s an easy one. We’re talking entry-level, zero difficulty). Your guests will love it. They may even go bananas! Ok— now THAT’S a whole other blog.

Orange Juice Dressing


¼ cup orange juice

2 teaspoons red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

2 teaspoons honey

Directions: Mix all ingredients together, use as dressing for fruit salads.

We’re certain that you now want to move to Orange County, simply for the oranges. And we also know that you can trust Orange County Movers to get you here! So, as you’re making your way over, be thinking about a catchy catchphrase for the incredible, edible orange…..move over, apples.

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