Oranges

Description:

The orange is a tropical to semitropical fruit that is round with finely textured skin. Oranges grow on small trees, about five to eight meters tall. The fruit itself measures about three inches in diameter. Oranges are classified into two general categories, sweet and bitter, and come in different varieties. There are now over six hundred varieties of oranges worldwide.  

Oranges, like other citrus fruits, are an excellent source of vitamin C. They can facilitate absorption of iron and accelerate wound healing. Research shows that the peel of an orange has health benefits as well. The orange peel can significantly lower cholesterol.

Characteristics:

Temperature:Optimal storage temperature for oranges is 38-48 degrees.

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