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tangerines are better than strawberries

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Started: 7/20/2015 Category: Health
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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brianjustin3709

Con

Hello, there are 3 rounds
1. Acceptance
2. Body
3. Conclusion
No forfeiting

Definition

Tangerine: a small, sweet fruit that is like an orange with a loose skin which is easy to remove

Strawberry: a soft, juicy red fruit that grows on a low plant with white flowers

Please Accept
Balacafa

Pro

I accept.
Debate Round No. 1
brianjustin3709

Con

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a versatile nutrient that plays a fundamental role in numerous processes in the body. It"s essential to the production, growth, maintenance and repair of blood vessels, cartilage, collagen, bones, teeth and scar tissue. Vitamin C also enhances your body"s absorption of iron and folate from plant-based foods, and acts as a potent antioxidant that inhibits free-radical damage. The nutrient is water-soluble, meaning your body doesn"t store it so you need a consistent, adequate intake to stay healthy. All fruits and vegetables contain vitamin C, but some are richer sources than others.

Tangerines/ Oranges
The orange/ tangerine is perhaps most celebrated for its high vitamin C content, although several other fruits and vegetables provide more concentrated levels. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a typical large orange provides 86 calories and about 98 milligrams of vitamin C, or 163 percent of the nutrient"s daily value. Vitamin C content differs slightly among varieties, however, with Valencia oranges from California supplying slightly more vitamin C than Florida oranges. A small orange approximately 2.5 inches in diameter, or the equivalent of about a 3.5-ounce serving of the fruit, contains an average of 47 calories and 53 milligrams of vitamin C, or 88 percent of the nutrient"s daily value, according to USDA data.

Strawberries
A 3.5-ounce serving of fresh strawberries, or about five large berries, provides 32 calories and almost 59 milligrams of vitamin C, or 98 percent of the daily value. As such, ounce for ounce, strawberries are slightly higher in vitamin C " and lower in calories " than oranges/ tangerines . By weight, a serving of 10 large strawberries is roughly equal to one large orange. The serving of strawberries has 60 calories, almost 30 percent fewer than the orange, while providing almost 177 percent of the daily value for vitamin C, or 14 percent more than that found in the orange. The average pint of fresh strawberries contains about 350 percent of the daily value for vitamin C, according to the USDA.
Balacafa

Pro

Oranges / tangerines

Oranges contain no fat and contains 21g of carbohydrate (this is essential for your body)! As well as this oranges on average contain 2g of protein. This is double the content than a strawberry contains. As well as oranges being high in protein and carbohydrate, they also have no fat content. This means that you can enjoy the fruit without worrying that it will effect your diet. Oranges are generally available from winter through summer with seasonal variations depending on the variety. Arguably, the most important part of oranges, the herperidin has been shown to lower high blood pressure as well as cholesterol in animal studies, and to have strong anti-inflammatory properties. Consuming vitamin C supplements does not provide the same protective benefits as drinking a glass of orange juice, shows research by Italian researchers in the Division of Human Nutrition at the University of Milan, Italy.

"Seven healthy test subjects were given each of three drinks, two weeks apart: blood-orange juice containing 150 milligrams of vitamin C, fortified water containing 150 milligrams of vitamin C, and a sugar and water solution containing no vitamin C. Blood samples were collected immediately before the drink was consumed, then every hour for 8 hours, and finally 24 hours after consumption of each drink. Blood samples were exposed to hydrogen peroxide, and free radical damage to DNA was evaluated at 3 and 24 hours. Only when orange juice was consumed was any protective effect seen. After drinking orange juice, DNA damage was 18% less after 3 hours, and 16% less after 24 hours. No protection against DNA damage was seen after consumption of the vitamin C fortified drink or the sugar drink."

All of this confirms that tangerines / oranges are better than strawberries.

Strawberries

Strawberries have more fat (1g) in comparison to the 0% fat content in oranges. This may seem like a small amount however strawberries are very rarely eaten in small quantity so the calories will add up. There is almost half the carbohydrate content compared to the orange. The protein content is also 50% less than the orange. A strawberry on average contains 8g of sugar - which again can add up to a lot of sugar! These sweet berries aren't just loaded with antioxidants: A new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) found that a single sample of strawberries contained 13 different pesticides.

"Growers of non-organic strawberries in California"where nearly 90% of the nation's strawberries are produced"continue to pump hazardous substances into fields."

Result

The conclusion that we come to after analyzing both strawberries and oranges is that oranges are healthier in terms of providing more carbohydrate content and protein content. Despite strawberries containing higher vitamin c content - is it really worth the risk of being poisoned? It was only in late 2012 that the Environmental Protection Agency stopped the use of cancer-causing strawberry pesticide "methyl iodide". Therefore oranges / tangerines are better than strawberries.

I look forward to my opponent's contradictions and new arguments.

Sources

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http://www.whfoods.com...

http://www.prevention.com...

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Debate Round No. 2
brianjustin3709

Con

Tangerine has less vitamin c then oranges but strawberries have more vitamin c than oranges

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Tangerine
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Orange
Tangerine
Orange
Amount per
100 grams
100 grams
Calories
53
47
% Daily Value
% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate
13 g
4%
12 g
4%
Vitamin C
26.7 mg
44%

So when Pro said that tangerines are better than oranges, they are not! Also in my second argument it said that strawberries are better than tangerines.

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Balacafa

Pro

Con hasn't attempted to contradict any of my arguments. I never compared the orange to the tangerine. I compared the orange/tangerine to the strawberry. That may have been a slight misunderstanding.

I am just going to reiterate some of my main points since con has said nothing new that has any relevance to why strawberries are better than oranges / tangerines.

Oranges / tangerines have both higher carbohydrate and protein content and have absolutely no fat.

Although strawberries contain higher vitamin c content they also contain harmful pesticides that can cause disease and up until 2012 they could cause cancer! Since con has not bothered to say anything about this then I assume that he knows that this is true. This means that I have clearly won this debate.

Lets think about this realistically - Juicy delicious -fat free fruit (orange / tangerine) VS Poisonous, harmful small fruit - that may contain slightly more vitamin c than the orange ( strawberry)?

It is obviously the orange (juicy delicious -fat free fruit) .

Ask yourself if it is really worth the risk of death and harmful diseases just to get slightly more vitamin c into yourself. Just eat an extra orange if you really want some extra vitamin c.

Besides all of the scientific reasons - oranges / tangerines are better because there is more to eat and therefore as well as filling you up more you can also share half with someone without being left with barely anything. They can also quench your thirst due to the high liquid content - this is another advantage oranges have over strawberries.

Sources

http://www.sparkpeople.com...

http://www.prevention.com...

http://www.whfoods.com...
Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by cathaystewie 2 years ago
cathaystewie
It would be excellent if you could actually follow up on your current debates instead of starting new ones.
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