Who doesn’t crave the resplendent oranges? From kids to grandpas; oranges are dear to everyone. The enigmatic flavor of this citrus fruit could be the perfect treat to your taste buds. Besides being a fruit for everyone, oranges have many other things worth knowing.
- Oranges originated around 4000 B.C. in Southeast Asia, from which they spread to India.
2. Oranges are unknown in the wild. They are a hybrid of the pomelo, or “Chinese grapefruit” (which is pale green or yellow), and the tangerine.
3. The orange tree is an evergreen, flowering tree, with an average height of 9 to 10 m (30 to 33 ft).
4. There are now over 600 varieties of oranges worldwide.
5. Ideal conditions for growing oranges are in sub-tropical areas that have good amounts of sunshine yet moderate to warm temperatures 15.5°C — 29°C (60°F — 84 °F).
6. There are typically ten segments inside an orange.
7. Oranges contain vitamin C, fiber, potassium, and choline, which are all good for your heart, so the fruits may give your ticker a big boost. Potassium, an electrolyte mineral, is vital for allowing electricity to flow through your body, which keeps your heart beating.
8. Oranges’ health benefits continue with their fiber, which has been shown to reduce high cholesterol levels thus helping to prevent atherosclerosis. Fiber can also help out by keeping blood sugar levels under control, which may help explain why oranges can be a very healthy snack for people with diabetes.