26+ Yellow & Orange Fruits with Benefits

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Surprisingly, there are lots of yellow and orange fruits available all over the world. Usually, these are from a category of exotic fruits that includes various citrus fruits, papayas, pineapples, and many more (see the list below).

The yellow color is caused by various types of substances called flavonoids. Orange, on the other hand, is caused by the presence of various types of carotenes or carotenoids (a type of photosynthetic pigment). Each of these substances has also many health benefits for your body.

Let me show you the most complex list of yellow and orange fruits out there.

LIST OF YELLOW & ORANGE FRUITS

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FRUIT

COLOR LOCATION

1.

Pomelo

Inside-Out Yellow/Orange

2.

Apricots

Inside-Out Yellow/Orange

3.

Cape Gooseberries

Inside-Out Yellow/Orange

4.

Kumquat

Inside-Out Yellow/Orange

5.

Mirabelle Plums

Inside-Out Yellow/Orange

6.

Grapefruit

Inside-Out Yellow/Orange

7.

Tangerines

Inside-Out Yellow/Orange

8.

Lemons

Inside-Out Yellow/Orange

9.

Persimmons

Inside-Out Yellow/Orange

10.

Starfruit

Inside-Out Yellow/Orange

11.

Oranges

Inside-Out Yellow/Orange

12.

Papayas

Inside-Out Yellow/Orange

13.

Ugli Fruit

Inside-Out Yellow/Orange

14.

Yellow Pears

Outside Yellow/Orange

15.

Plantains

Outside Yellow/Orange

16.

Bananas

Outside Yellow/Orange

17.

Yellow Apples

Outside Yellow/Orange

18.

Yellow Figs

Outside Yellow/Orange

19.

Mangoes

Inside Yellow/Orange

20.

Golden Kiwifruit

Inside Yellow/Orange

21.

Nectarines

Inside Yellow/Orange

22.

Pineapples

Inside Yellow/Orange

23.

Peaches

Inside Yellow/Orange

24.

Cucumis Melo

Inside Yellow/Orange

25.

Cantaloupe

Inside Yellow/Orange

26.

Yellow Watermelon

Inside Yellow/Orange

IMAGE GALLERY OF YELLOW & ORANGE FRUITS

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POMELO

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APRICOTS

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CAPE GOOSEBERRIES

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KUMQUAT

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MIRABELLE PLUMS

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GRAPEFRUIT

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TANGERINES

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LEMONS

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STARFRUIT

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PERSIMMONS

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PAPAYAS

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ORANGES

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UGLI FRUIT

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YELLOW PEARS

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PLANTAINS

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BANANAS

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YELLOW FIGS

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YELLOW APPLES

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MANGOES

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GOLDEN KIWIFRUIT

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NECTARINES

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PINEAPPLE

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PEACHES

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CUCUMIS MELO

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CANTALOUPE

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YELLOW WATERMELON

BENEFITS OF YELLOW & ORANGE FRUITS FOR YOUR BODY

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Both yellow and orange fruits contain many substances such as bioflavonoids and carotenoids that have beneficial effects on your body. These include:

  • Lycopene
  • Hesperidin
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin A
  • Folate & Folic acid
  • Citrus limonoids

As you can see, both yellow and orange fruits are powerhouses that provide a lot of excellent substances for your body. Let’s discuss the individual substances into greater details.

LYCOPENE

One of the carotenoids, lycopene is a substance that gives lot of fruits its reddish color. Not only that, it is a potent antioxidant with many health benefits:

Did you know that lycopene is much more easily absorbed by your body when cooked? The best sources of lycopene among yellow and orange fruits are papaya, grapefruit, and mangoes.

HESPERIDIN

Is a bioflavonoid substance that can be found the most in the peel of citrus fruits. It comes with several health benefits as well:

Did you know that the richest source of hesperidin is grapefruit? Also, you can find this substance in lemons, limes, oranges, and tangerines.

VITAMIN C

Vitamin C is a very potent antioxidant that protects your body from harmful free radicals. Also, it is connected with these benefits:

You can find vitamin C mostly in citrus fruits, but also in red fruits, including guava, strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, and papaya.

VITAMIN A (BETA CAROTENE)

Vitamin A (more precisely its plant-based form called provitamin A or beta-carotene) is a very potent antioxidant that protects your body from harmful free radicals. Also, it is connected with these benefits:

You can find vitamin A mostly in brightly colored fruits such as cantaloupe, grapefruit, papaya, and apricots.

FOLATE (NATURAL FORM OF SYNTHETIC FOLIC ACID)

A folate is a natural form of vitamin B9 that is available in various types of foods. Except helping your body to get rid of free radicals, this substance is connected with following benefits:

You can find folate in bananas, papayas, oranges, and grapefruits. Also, you can discover these substances in red fruits, such as strawberries or raspberries.

CITRUS LIMONOIDS

Citrus limonoids are a group of substances called phytochemicals, that are most abundant (as the name suggests) in citrus fruits. There are three most common limonoids: limonin, nomilin, and nomilinic acid.

Limonoids, as such, are potent substances with a lot of potential benefits for your body:

You can find limonoids mostly in citrus fruits, especially in lemons, tangerines, and pomelos.

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