An orange with breakfast or a container of fresh orange slices for your child’s soccer team can be considered a guilt-free food. This readily available fruit is packed with beneficial nutrients, and its caloric content isn’t a cause for concern. A raw orange has fewer than 75 calories.
A Low-Calorie Fruit
A 5-ounce navel orange, which is the type of orange prevalent at many supermarkets, contains 69 calories. On its own, an orange is a healthy snack; in addition to its low calories, it’s also high in fiber and packed with vitamins. When choosing oranges as a snack, steer clear of canned oranges. One cup of canned mandarin oranges in light syrup contains 154 calories, more than twice the calories of a full-sized raw orange.
References and ResourcesU.S. Department of Agriculture National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference: Oranges, Raw, Navels
U.S. Department of Agriculture National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference: Tangerines, (Mandarin Oranges), Canned, Light Syrup Pack