Orange – Drinkable Fruit
The oranges along with lemons, limes, grapefruit, and tangerines, are citrus fruits. The first citrus fruits probably grew in the tropical regions of Asia, especially in the islands of Southeast Asia. Today oranges are grown in India, Africa, the Mediterranean regions, the Americas and Australia.
The orange is a round fruit with a fragrant, leathery, oily peel and juicy flesh. It grows on beautiful trees that stay green throughout the year. Orange trees have glossy, green leaves and small white flowers. The branches often have small thorns. A tree bears fruit for 50 to 80 years or even longer.
The China orange, also called the sweet orange or common orange, is the most popular variety of orange.
The Seville orange is used in making marmalade.
Orange juice is rich in vitamin C and also provides some vitamin A. People use orange oil as a flavoring or as a fragrance. Eating oranges helps keep your youth.
Interesting facts about oranges
– Eating oranges while lying in the bath is considered illegal in California. It turns out that a mixture of orange acid with the oils often added to the bath is explosive!
– In the tropical climate, oranges are green, and in the moderate climate they are orange.
– Bobby Leach is the second person after Annie Taylor and the first man to go over the Niagara Falls in a barrel. He died after slipping on an orange peel.
– Orange juice is an excellent cure for heartburn.
– The advertisers invented a new superhero, Captain Citrus, to sell more orange juice.
– Moro oranges are also called red or bloody oranges.
– After chocolate and vanilla, orange is the third most favorite fragrance in the world.
– Christopher Columbus brought the first orange seeds to the New World during his second voyage in 1493.
– Sticks made from orange wood are used for manicure and pedicure.
– Oranges and orange blossoms are a symbol of love.
– In ancient times, a Chinese woman was given an orange, and this meant a marriage proposal. In Vietnam, an orange was presented to young married couples.
– The flowers of the orange tree symbolized purity, innocence and chastity. The Chinese believe that it is a symbol of immortality and good luck. In Ancient Greece, the orange flower was the emblem of Diana. Oranges were identified with golden apples of the Hesperides. In Japan, an orange flower symbolizes pure love.