Monday, April 12, 2010

Fun Facts on Oranges


Here are some fun Orange Facts:

  • Navel Oranges are named after the belly button shape near the bottom!
  • Christopher Columbus brought the first orange to America in 1493
  • Oranges are the largest citrus crop in the World
  • Orange Trees were first grown in China
  • A little green on the skin is often caused by re greening and will not affect the taste
  • About 25 billion oranges are grown each year in America, Florida grows the most
  • Each person eats about 12.5 lb of citrus each year!
  • Orange trees are evergreen
  • In the 18th Century British sailors took sauerkraut and citrus fruits on the ships to prevent scurvy


  • One orange supplies a full days Vitamin C requirement
  • Oranges will not over ripen when left on the tree
  • Oranges taste delicious!

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