How much do you know about oranges? In Frucosol we love to learn new things and share them, so below we leave you some curiosities about the star fruit: the orange.
- The word orange has its roots in the Sanskrit word naranga that translates to fragrance or aroma. Probably the word does not describe neither the fruit nor the color of the same but rather in the tree that stands out for its fresh smell.
- The oranges interrupt the ripening process once they are harvested, so their quality will depend on their condition at the time of harvesting. Its flavor is determined by the balance between the proportion of sugar and acidity.
- The orange emerged as a mixture of two other fruits in a natural way: grapefruit and tangerine.
- There are about 600 varieties of oranges, but only a few are known.
- The country that most grows oranges worldwide is Brazil, which accounts for one third of world production. The second is the United States and maintains its position thanks to Florida, which grows 70% more than the rest of the country.
- Eating an orange a day provides the amount of vitamin C recommended for our body.
- Approximately 80% of the oranges are spent to make freshly squeezed juice.
- The seeds of oranges arrived in America thanks to Columbus who took them on his second trip in 1493.
- The flavor of oranges ranks 3rd in the list of favorites, behind chocolate and vanilla.
- It is believed that oranges have their origin in Southeast Asia around 4000 BC.
Publicado por Teresa Deza 2018-08-22 Trends