We all know about the Vitamin C in oranges, but what else makes the orange such a powerhouse of nutritional benefits? Researchers wanted to study if the whole is more important than the parts as far as this tasty fruit is concerned.
What the researchers found was nothing new to those of us who have been listening to Jay Kordich for many years. Their conclusion is basically the same thing Jay has been saying for years. The whole orange is more important than it’s individual parts. It’s the synergy of all the minerals, vitamins, anti-oxidents, phytonutrients that make the orange so useful to the human body.
“We’re looking for synergistic effects,” said Tory Parker, BYU assistant professor of nutrition, dietetics and food science. ”Cases where the effect of two or more antioxidants together was stronger than the sum of them separately.”
The researches said “There’s something about an orange that’s better than taking a vitamin C capsule, and that’s really what we’re trying to figure out,” said Parker. ”We think it’s the particular mixture of antioxidants in an orange that makes it so good for you.”