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Facts About Oranges

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There are many amazing facts about oranges, but the most awesome fact is that one orange will give enough vitamin C to last you throughout the day.

1. Oranges come in all sizes from football size to plum size and, despite the name orange, they do come in yellow varieties and some spotted with blood red.

facts about oranges 2. Some oranges taste sweet and some are bitter. The sweet variety are delicious to eat but the bitter variety are best used cooked such as in marmalade.

3. An average orange will give you lots of fibre and at only 50 kilocalories won't hurt your diet.

4. Any athlete will tell you that oranges provide potassium which is important for muscle and nerve function.

5. When buying oranges choose ones that feel heavy and avoid ones which have damaged or mouldy peel.

6. Oranges do best when stored at room temperature. They can also be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks but have to be eaten soon after they are removed. The juice of the orange can be frozen.

7. Using an electric citrus juicer is the very best way to juice an orange.

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Some other Facts about oranges :

Oranges originated in China. When they were first brought to Europe by traders in the seventeenth century, they were regarded as a symbol of wealth.

Orange blossom is used to make cosmetic perfumes and oils. Click here to find out more

Oranges combined with cloves have been used for years to keep your wardrobe moth free. See it work for yourself - cover an orange with clove sticks and hang it in your wardrobe.

If you have problems with your neighbour's cat using your garden as their toilet, leave orange peel lying around. Cats hate the smell.

Enough on facts about oranges - let's get juicing!

Vitamin C Burst

The best way to beat those wrinkles is to feed them Vitamin C and this juice will do just that. With a mixture of oranges, papaya and plums, your wrinkles just don't stand a chance!
  • 3 oranges
  • 6 plums
  • 1 papaya
Peel both the oranges and the papaya Stone the plums Juice the fruits together and pour into a large glass with ice


A good all round digestive cleanser with a great boost of Vitamin C
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 carrots
Peel the orange and the lemon Juice the fruits in a juicer before serving in a glass full of ice with a slice of lemon for decoration

Bitter Sweet

This recipe is a combination of the sweet taste of oranges and mango and the added zing of lime.
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 lime
  • Half mango
Peel the oranges and lime Stone the mango Juice the fruit in a juicer before serving in a glass with ice. Use a slice of lime to decorate the glass

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