Oranges are fruits enjoyed by many around the world. It is like a trifling game of dice; the piece you put in your mouth can be as sweet as sugary cloud lumps or as sour as the lemon pop you had last summer. Either way, you would still enjoy the oranges no matter what the outcome may be. And while your mouth is watering, thinking about that orange you’re not eating, here are ten things you probably don’t know about them!
- Navel oranges are named that because of the belly button formation opposite the stem end. The bigger the navel in an orange, the sweeter it will be.
- It takes 50 glasses of water to grow enough oranges to make one glass of orange juice.
- Oranges are high in antioxidants, which neutralize the effects of free radicals, unstable oxygen molecules in your body, believed to cause aging and some diseases.
- When is an orange green? When it’s a Valencia!
- Sometimes warm weather causes the skin to re-green, or reabsorb chlorophyll, giving it a greenish color. But it will still taste great.
- The juices in oranges help clear grease and oil easily and effortlessly.
- Moro oranges are also called blood oranges!
- But don’t worry. That’s just because the pulp is bright red.
- The fruit came before the colour. The word “orange” derives from the Arabic naranj and arrived in English as “narange” in the 14th century, gradually losing the initial “n”.
- After chocolate and vanilla, orange is the world’s favorite flavor.
- You can’t tell the ripeness of an orange by its colour. If an orange is unpicked, it can stay on the tree until the next season, during which time fluctuations in temperature can make it turn from green to orange and back to green again without the quality or flavour being affected.
- Many oranges variety float when placed in water. However, very sweet varieties sink to the bottom.
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