Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Sunburst Oranges Wednesday Fun Orange Facts

Christopher Columbus brought the first orange seeds and seedlings to the New World on his second voyage in 1493

Oranges are fourth most popular fruit and orange juice is the most popular juice in America

It is believed that oranges were first produced in south-east Asia, sometime around 4,000 BC

Navel oranges are named that because of the belly-button formation opposite the stem end. The bigger the navel in an orange, the sweeter it will be

Oranges contain more fiber than most fruits and vegetables

Oranges and orange blossoms are a symbol of love

It is possible for more than one plant to grow from a single seed of orange

More orange trees are killed by lightning than plant diseases

Oranges were known as the fruits of the Gods. They were often referred as the ‘golden apples’ that Hercules stole

The spread of oranges was due in large part because traders and explorers carried them on their sea voyages to ward off “scurvy”

Eat oranges and stay young! Oranges are high in antioxidants, which neutralize the effects of free radicals, unstable oxygen molecules in your body, believed to cause aging and some diseases

Moro oranges are also called blood oranges! But don't worry. That's just because the pulp is bright red. They're really a sweet treat

After chocolate and vanilla, orange is the world's favorite flavor

Orange juice is the world’s most popular juice

Oranges were given as presents in England during Queen Victoria’s reign

Oranges will never rot before being plucked or falling from the tree

There are over 600 varieties of oranges. The popular varieties of oranges can be listed as under: Valencia, Hamlin, Pineapple Oranges, Temple Oranges, Washington Navel, Red Cara Navel, Blood Oranges, Amber sweet, Moro Orange, Seville Orange, Jaffa, Persian Variety, Parson Brown

If you are looking for the perfect gift for business associates, family or friends? A quick visit to can solve all of your fresh gift giving adventures. We sell only the finest selections and the freshest citrus you can buy.

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Sunburst Oranges
180 South “E” Street
Porterville, CA  93257

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