Benefits of Hesperidin
Like quercetin, benefits of hesperidin include the inhibition of the release of histamine thus reducing allergic reactions and the symptoms of asthma.
Hesperidin helps to control cholesterol in the blood, and has antioxidant, anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Along with rutin, it is thought to reduce capillary permeability, strengthening the capillary walls and helping with healing of wounds and bruises.
Hesperidin deficiency has been linked with weakness in capillary walls, and aches, pains and cramps in the legs.
Foods With Hesperidin
Hesperidin is a citrus bioflavonoid compound which is found in highest concentrations in the peel and membranes of oranges and lemons.
This is a good reason to choose orange juice which also contains the pulp, rather than the smooth variety.
Sweet oranges and tangelos (mandarin orange / grapefruit hybrid) are the richest sources of hesperidin.