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Every Wednesday Bec and Jeziel share something mind-blowing that they have learnt in the last 7 days! Today I learnt…

The white stringy stuff on citrus fruit is called ‘pith’ and is really healthy. The pith of oranges and other citrus fruits is the stringy, spongy white stuff between the peel and the fruit. Most people strip it away before eating oranges, because they think it is bitter or inedible. But it is high in fibre and can help lower cholesterol levels and contains as much vitamin C as the fruit itself.

Pith also contains assorted flavonoids such as hesperidin, which may help blood vessels function better and reduce inflammation. Another flavonoid found in oranges is naringenin, which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and helps reduce a rapid rises in blood sugar after eating.

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