Information on the Orange Fruit

Overview

Oranges are a popular fruit that are usually grown in California and Florida. Tasty and helpful to the waistline, oranges make guilt-free snacks. Orange juice is also satisfying first thing in the morning.

Propagation

Oranges grow on orange trees, which are tropical plants that are native to China.

Identification

The orange fruit is orange to reddish in color and has a round shape. The inside of the orange is made up of cells that are separated by white cell walls.

Taste

Due to their sweet and slightly acidic taste, oranges are often added to salads in order to bring out the flavor of the rest of the vegetables.

Nutrition

Although high in sugar, oranges are also high in vitamin C, thiamine, folate and potassium. They also serve as a viable source of fiber.

Benefits

The fruits help the body develop healthy bones, less congestion, healthy teeth, low blood pressure, lower cholesterol and healthy brain development.

References

  • Orange Nutrition
  • Orange Health Benefits
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Charles Pearson has written as a freelancer since 2009. He has a B.S. in literature from Purdue University Calumet and is currently working on his M.A. He has written the ebooks "Karate You Can Teach Your Kids," "Macadamia Growing Handout" and "The Raw Food Diet."