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An Orange is a fruit of the citrus variety. It is not a naturally occurring tree and is thought to have been created over 5000 years ago from mandarins and some other citrus based tree.
The orange tree is the most widely grown fruit tree in the world, partly due to the mass consumption of orange juice.
There are many varieties of orange tree grown in the world including the satsuma, blood orange and bitter orange.
The largest grower of oranges in the world is Brazil with 99% of oranges grown for the export market. This is followed by the US, India, Mexico and China combined growing the same amount as Brazil.
Oranges need to be grown in climates between 15 and 30 degrees centigrade. The tree itself isn`t very hardy and frost can damage the tree quickly. They also require a lot of water which is essential for good juice production.
Nutritional Information 100g of an average Orange:-
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