Oranges, Citrus Fruits, Fruit, Fruits

Oranges have a range of nutrients that encompass more than vitamin C. Oranges contain foliate, fiber, antioxidants, potassium, thiamin calcium and magnesium. It’s estimated that one orange can provide up to 2/3 to all of the daily requirements of Vitamin C.

Oranges are such a versatile fruit tree this evergreen is widely grown in Florida, Arizona and California. Orange trees can be found in not only sweet orange groves but also within an overall landscaping plan. The hearty bitter variety of orange tree has been found in landscaping design.

Being the United States third most popular fruit yielding just to apples and bananas isn’t the oranges only claim to fame. Orange blossoms are pungently sweet and the scent is widely used in colognes, perfumes and soaps.

While buying oranges look for business round oranges which seem heavy for there size. This heaviness is an indication that the orange is full of juice.

Some green in oranges may be acceptable. This will only strengthen the sweetness of the orange.

After you get your oranges home they can be kept in either the refrigerator or on the counter. Oranges will keep well for up to two weeks. Avoid additional moisture when storing oranges never store oranges in plastic bags for this will promote growth of mold.

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