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Latest Orange Juice Nutrition Facts and InformationsSun, 15 Apr 2012 14:36:52 +0000enhourly1 About Seedless Oranges, 04 Apr 2012 14:55:03 +0000admin reading →]]>Seedless orange is a variety of several seedless fruits such as seedless grapes, seedless watermelons, seedless banana and numerous seedless citrus fruits such as oranges, limes and lemons. Seedless fruits are those fruits that have been commercially developed in such a way that it does not contain seeds, which is generally done to promote more commercial values and of course, to make it easy and convenient to eat the fruits. However, most of the seedless oranges that are cultivated today have ancestral linkage to original seedless orange plants found in Brazil.

Some of the original seedless orange plantations were brought to the United States in the 1850s where they have been known as navel oranges. Seedless orange look similar to human navel from its outwardly appearance and hence the name navel orange. The present varieties of seedless or navel oranges are planted by cutting and grafting and it is generally not possible to do selective breeding like other plants. Therefore, whatever seedless or navel oranges are sold today are clones of the original seedless tree from Brazil.

]]> About Satsuma Oranges, 23 Mar 2012 13:54:13 +0000admin reading →]]>

Satsuma is a type of Mandarin orange with an oblate shape instead of the usual spherical. Satsuma orange is a tender fruit that can be easily damaged by harsh cold and it is generally grown in the tropical and subtropical regions. Satsuma is a seedless variety with over 200 different cultivars. It is the main source for the canned Mandarin Oranges. Owing to the ease of consumption, Satsuma oranges are growing in popularity all over the world.

Satsuma oranges can be easily peeled with fingers and split into segments without spilling the juice, making it very convenient to eat without requiring any knife to cut it. During the Chinese New Year, people display lots of Satsuma Mandarin Oranges as a symbol of good fortune and wealth and also used for decoration and presented as gift to friends, business associates and relatives. In the Chinese traditional medicine and also in Ayurveda (Indian traditional medicine), the dried peel of the fruit is used to treat indigestion, abdominal distension and reduce phlegm. China is the top producers of the Satsuma and Mandarins, followed by Spain, Brazil, Japan, and South Korea.

]]> About Oranges Nutritional Value of Oranges, 28 Oct 2011 17:00:49 +0000admin reading →]]>Oranges, Orange Juice and Nutrition Facts

Orange and specifically the sweet orange is a citrus fruit is one of the most commonly cultivated fruits all around the world due to its delicacy and tremendous health benefits. Besides its pulp and juice, be it in raw form or as processed food, even the peels of oranges are widely used in several dishes for garnishing, flavoring or in skin care. Orange contains several minerals, vitamins, calorie and it is a very rich source of nutrients.

Orange is rich in calcium and Vitamin C  in addition to many other nutritional elements. 100 gram of orange contains about 40 mg of calcium, 45 mg of Vitamin C, 11 grams of carbohydrates, 9 grams of sugar, 2 grams of dietary fibers, 0.2 grams of fats, 0.7 grams of  protein, and other minerals such as Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc, and Phosphorous in small proportions.  Apart from helping in prevention and control of various diseases and disorders, oranges are also good for the dental health. Oranges are also recommended for increasing HDL levels and balancing LDL to HDL ratio in human beings.

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]]> About Oranges, 25 Oct 2011 07:48:30 +0000admin reading →]]>Orange Juice Nutrition Facts

Orange is a small flowering tree of the citrus family with a sweet or citrus fruit. Orange is a hybrid of ancient origins from southeast Asia. Orange tree bears evergreen leaves and grows to a height of about 10 meters. Leaves are alternate and oval shaped and the fruits are types of berry. The name orange has come from Sanskrit language. In many countries, oranges are known as Chinese Apples. Fruits are fleshy, soft, with lots of seeds and derived from a single ovary.

Seed of orange fruit is called as pip and the white thread like substance inside the peel are known as pith. Oranges are cultivated in several varieties. Some of the types include Blood Orange, Navel Orange, Persian Orange, Valencia Orange, Clementine Orange and Honeybell Orange, among others. Orange is an acidic fruit like other citrus fruits and has a high value of PH level, though lesser than the lemon but as high as household vinegar. Brazil, USA and Mexico are the three largest producers of orange. Orange trees can be grown in warmer climates if cultivated outdoors and cooler climates if grown indoors.

]]> About Orange Varieties, 23 Oct 2011 15:11:13 +0000admin reading →]]>Orange Varieties

Orange is a popular citrus fruit from southeast Asia, which is also known as Chinese Apple in many languages. Apart from oranges, the other citrus fruits include lime, lemons and grapefruits, among others. Orange fruits are fleshy, soft and derived from a single ovary, seed called as pip and the white thread like material inside the peel is called as pith.

Oranges come in many varieties such as Blood Oranges, Navel Oranges, Persian Oranges and Valencia Oranges, to name the few. The juice of blood oranges is dark burgundy colored resembling the color of blood and hence the name blood orange. Navel oranges get the name from human navel, as it looks like human navel from outside. Persian Oranges are grown widely in southern Europe, and since the first fruits introduced to Italy were bitter, the sweet oranges brought from India by Portuguese traders have become more popular. Valencia Oranges find extensive use in orange juice extraction because of its sweet taste and it being a late season fruit, it is a popular orange variety in many countries.