Most of us like the sweet Navel oranges be it in juices or just sliced up. But few know why it is given that name. The center of every orange has cute little sections hidden. Those are not the eye of the orange; it looks like a human navel and it is second orange that was aborted before time. If you ever taste it, it will taste sweet proving that it is really a second orange. Now that you know about the reason it has this name, it is good to learn about its nutritional qualities.
A medium sized Navel orange from Sunkist weighing about 150 gm contains 80 calories and due to the sugar content inherently present in the fruit, the carbohydrate content is about 21 gm. One such orange from Garden Sweet has the same number of calories and carbohydrates as Sunkist.
One Navel orange from Wegmans has 70 calories and just 2 gm of carbohydrates. Basically all the Navel oranges from any of these manufacturers has the same number of calories. The good news is that there is no fat in these fruits and they are steeped in Vitamin C. All of them have some amount of calcium and iron in them.
Most oranges are sweet and the sugar in them accounts for the carbohydrate content in them. Thus any time you feel that you are drained out, you can slice up a Navel orange and have it. This adds the necessary sugar content to your body. It is always a good idea to have a whole orange rather than drinking canned or bottled juice. These juices mostly contain added flavors and also have preservatives that may be harmful for your body. But the whole fruit is a healthy option and can be had on its own, in a fruit salad or in other food preparations.