Interesting Facts about Oranges

Posted on Mar 9, 2022      94

Juicy and tasty oranges are ubiquitous, and there are many varieties around the world. They can be found on every continent and are in demand all the time: they are eaten fresh, used in salads, made into drinks and jams, and everything else that can be done with them. The immense popularity of oranges has resulted in breeders breeding many new varieties every year, as well as crossing them with other citrus fruits, resulting in completely new fruits.

Facts about oranges

  • The sour orange was first brought to Europe by Portuguese navigators around the 10th century, but the sweet orange was not introduced until the 15th century by Genoese traders.
  • In California, it is illegal to eat oranges while taking a bath.
  • In tropical climates, ripe oranges are green, but in temperate climates they are orange.
  • Bobby Leach, the first man to traverse Niagara Falls in a barrel, died after slipping on an orange peel, injuring his leg and contracting gangrene as a result.
  • About 20 percent of all oranges grown in the world are sold and consumed as fresh fruit. The rest goes into the production of juices, extracts, and preserves.
  • The orange ranks first in the world by the weight of the crop harvested each year. In second place is the banana.
  • Oranges protect against premature aging. The ability to prolong the youth of this fruit is because of the content of a biologically active compound called narigenin.
  • The most common citrus in the world is the orange.
  • There are about 35 million orange trees in Spain.
  • There are about six hundred varieties of oranges in the world, but new ones are regularly bred.
  • Some orange trees live a hundred to a hundred and fifty years.

  • Oranges help you lose weight. The combination of minimal fat and lots of fiber makes the orange a great product for weight loss.
  • Argentina has developed a special cargo plane to transport oranges. The model was named “Naranjero”, which means “Orange” in Spanish.
  • Brazil is the world’s number one producer of oranges.
  • After chocolate and vanilla, orange is the third most favorite flavor in the world.
  • To grow oranges in Europe, they built special glass buildings. And because oranges were called “oranges,” the structures for growing them were called orangeries.
  • Oranges are good for your heart. The large amounts of potassium and calcium in this fruit are beneficial for heart rate and heart muscle health.
  • Orange juice is the most popular in the world.
  • Oranges are good for your eyesight. The orange color of these sunny fruits is a signal that they, like carrots, contain large amounts of vitamin A, which is good for eye health.
  • American advertising executives invented a new superhero, Captain Citrus, to sell more orange juice.
  • Moreau oranges are also called red or blood oranges. This is the name given to this variety because of the blood-red color of the pulp.
  • Botanists refer to the fruit of the orange tree as berries.
  • In Afghanistan, oranges are commonly used as a condiment to a meal. They are cut in half and juiced directly into fried dishes, which is thought to help digest fatty foods faster. And in Jamaica, oranges are used to wash the floors. The principle is the same as in Afghanistan - orange juice is good for cleaning grease and oil.
  • A large orange tree can bear up to forty thousand fruits a year.
  • Orange zest lowers blood sugar levels. Orange zest contains a substance pectin, a natural dietary fiber that prevents stomach problems and maintains proper blood sugar levels.
  • Sticks made from orange tree wood are used in manicures and pedicures, as they have a combination of density and, at the same time, softness.

  • Washington Navel oranges are seedless and therefore cannot be propagated by pollination and can only be reproduced by grafting.
  • An orange tree can have up to 60,000 flowers, but only 1 percent of them later develop into fruit.
  • You would have to eat 7 bowls of cornflakes to get as much fiber as one orange.
  • Valencia oranges are the most common oranges in the world.
  • From one orange seed can grow several trees at once.
  • The famous “golden apples” from the ancient Greek legend is this very fruit.
  • The smallest relative of the orange is the kumquat, known in Europe as the “dwarf orange. It is noteworthy that this type of citrus has a pronounced anti-alcoholic effect. For example, in Vietnam, it is customary to relieve a hangover by eating a few kumquats. Also, a lot of kumquats grow in Greece, especially on the islands - Crete, Rhodes and Corfu.
  • In some cultures, oranges are considered a symbol of fertility - a lushly growing evergreen orange tree simultaneously blooms, bears fruit and blossoms leaves.
  • Some orange trees have crowns the size of mighty oaks.
  • One orange contains the average adult’s daily allowance of vitamin C.
  • Orange trees were first cultivated in ancient China.
  • In the 18th century, British sailors took oranges along with sauerkraut on their ships so as not to get scurvy, but they were usually pickled for better preservation.