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Recipe Crudità alle oranges – Italian Cuisine – Italian Cuisine

  • 400 g courgettes
  • 300 g curly salad
  • 200 g carrots
  • 200 g blond oranges
  • 200 g flakes of milk
  • 120 g yourt thin
  • salt
  • pepper

For the recipe for raw oranges, sprinkle the courgettes, wash and cut them for a long time with a slicer. Scrape, sprinkle, wash and cut carrots in the same way. Clean, wash and drain the salad. Peel the oranges and divide them into wedges, peeling too: work on a small bowl, collecting all the juice that will come out during the operation. Arrange the vegetables and fruit prepared on individual saucers or in a salad bowl, alternating the colors. Pour into the blender jar all together for 1-2 minutes. Salt and pepper. Serve the salad, accompanied by the sauce of which everyone will serve to taste.

Oranges in the evening … lead. But it's true? – Italian Cuisine

Oranges in the evening ... lead. But it's true?

In order to enjoy all the beneficial properties of oranges, it is better to avoid consuming them before going to bed, even more so if you suffer from gastritis

You certainly know the famous say that says "the orange in the morning is gold, at lunch it's silver, in the evening it's lead". In this sentence, as in all proverbs, there is a fund of truth. But how much to eat oranges in the evening could be harmful, or rather annoying, for the body? Mainly for two reasons.

Why not eat fruit after dinner

In general, fruit is healthy, rich in vitamins, antioxidants and minerals, but it also contains one fructose percentage relatively high which, if not burned by the body, turns into fat. For those who follow a controlled diet is therefore it is not advisable to replace the dessert with a fruit after dinner, including oranges, because they would be made too much sugar to the organism, without leaving enough time to burn them.

Oranges in the evening? Better to avoid

Regarding the specific case of oranges, there is no scientific evidence to show that eating them in the evening after dinner weighs or slows digestion more than other fruits. What is certain is that their juice is acid and so it's definitely contraindicated for those suffering from gastritis. In fact, its intake could increase the burning behind the breastbone. This feeling will be even more pronounced if the oranges are consumed just before going to bed and after a hearty meal, because, in doing so, it further burdens the digestion. It should be emphasized that also other citrus fruits, like lemon and grapefruit, they cause this effect. And the same is true for blueberries, which can increase gastroesophageal reflux symptoms.

When you have to eat fruit

The best time, therefore, to consume fruit is on an empty stomach, between meals and not just before going to bed. Only in this way can the body benefit from all the nutrients it contains, its energy capacity and its detoxifying function. In particular, as regards oranges, in addition to the great contribution of C vitamin, they also have anticancer properties for the flavonoids they contain and are useful in the weight loss diet because they contain a molecule that reduces fat absorption.

All you need to know about the properties of oranges – Italian Cuisine

All you need to know about the properties of oranges

We discover all the nutrients, properties and differences in use between the juice and the whole consumed citrus

Colorful and full of freshness. Oranges undoubtedly represent a charge of vitality in the cold winter season and, among citrus fruits, are those that they enjoy wide popularity not only for their taste, but also for the great ductility offered in the kitchen and the properties that elevate them as a symbol of well-being and healthy nutrition. Let's find out all the properties of oranges together.


From a nutritional point of view, oranges are particularly rich in water (this component represents more than 85%): for 100 g, in addition to having a caloric content (34 kcal), they bring in a dowry 7.8 g of carbohydrates of mostly sugars, 1.6 g of fibers, 0.7 g of proteins and 0.2 g of lipids. Assumed to whole fruit or as juice, oranges are anyway rich in vitamins from groups A, B and C. Attention to the preparation of the classic juice: in this juncture, in fact, the fibers are completely absent.

Better the juice …

Just on the orange juice must focus with particular attention: to avoid the risk of losing antioxidants and vitamins, you must consume the drink immediately after the "squeezing". It is important to underline how useful it is to assume it not only for the contrast to free radicals and therefore to aging, but also for the excellent nutritional value and the extremely low fat content.

… or the whole fruit?

As far as the whole fruit is concerned, the presence of fibers plays a very important role at the intestinal level: they contribute to contain the absorption of sugars present in the same orange, of the carbohydrates and of the fats eventually assumed to meal together with this citrus. In case of diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, the fibers of the whole fruit allow to maintain a low glycemic index. On the contrary, the absence of fibers that characterizes the orange juice, allows to have immediately available a solid amount of sugar (therefore energy). Reason for which, the juice is a drink particularly suitable for sportsmen that, during physical exertion, they need to supply the organism with a certain speed.

One orange a day

Ultimately, how many oranges a day can you consume? As in all things, we must not exaggerate! Bearing in mind that, as a weight, 200 g is approached, we recommend the intake of a maximum of three oranges a day distributed between meals: this threshold is dictated by the fact that, despite being extremely rich in water and nutrients, the sugars present, if taken in excess, can cause an accumulation of lipids and, therefore, make us fat.

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