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Other Important Nutrients

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Florida Oranges are well known for their vitamin C and immune system support. But, did you know that Florida Oranges also include a variety of vital nutrients that may help support your overall health? Florida Oranges provide the following important nutrients: Potassium (6% of Daily Value) Potassium is a mineral that is part of every cell in your body and has a wide range of roles. Potassium is important for building muscle and maintaining growth, transmitting nerve signals, maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance, breaking down and using carbohydrates, and supporting pH (acid-base) balance. Potassium also plays a role in cardiovascular, bone, and kidney health. Many children and adults in the U.S. are not meeting potassium recommendations, and thus potassium is considered a nutrient of concern in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Folate (6% of Daily Value) Folate is a B vitamin important for cell development, particularly during the production of DNA. Folate participates with various enzymes in the body and is required for the metabolism of proteins. The need for folate increases during pregnancy, recovery from burns, and with diseases or conditions that result in malabsorption or excess water loss (e.g. Crohn’s disease, alcoholism, diarrhea). Magnesium (4% of Daily Value) Magnesium is a mineral and electrolyte that plays an essential role in over 300 chemical reactions in the body, including muscle relaxation, bone development, maintaining energy levels, and supporting cardiovascular health. Magnesium has been studied for its role in depression, migraine headaches, type 2 diabetes, asthma, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular diseases. Riboflavin (4% of Daily Value) Riboflavin, also called B2, is one of the 8 B vitamins. It is essential to the formation of two major coenzymes (flavin mononucleotide and flavin adenine dinucleotide) which are involved in energy metabolism, cellular respiration, and antibody production, as well as normal growth and development. Niacin (4% of Daily Value) Niacin, also called B3, is an important nutrient that your body needs to function properly. Niacin may help lower cholesterol, ease arthritis and boost brain function. Vitamin B6 (4% of Daily Value) Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble B vitamin essential in over 100 enzymatic processes throughout the body. For example, this vitamin is involved in the formation of red blood cells, immune system cells, nerve cells, proteins, and in the production of energy. Vitamin B6 may, with other B vitamins, reduce risk factors of cardiovascular disease. Vitamin A (2% of Daily Value) Vitamin A is not one vitamin but consists of a group of compounds with vitamin A activity. Vitamin A is found in many animal-sourced foods such as eggs and meat. Many plant foods, such as fruits and vegetables, have colorful pigments called provitamin A carotenoids which can convert to vitamin A in the body. The most commonly known provitamin A carotenoid is beta-carotene. Vitamin A is important for reproduction, growth and development, health of cells that line all surfaces of the body, gene expression, immune system function, eye health, and vision.1