Lately, I’ve been eating a lot of oranges. Partially because they are in season and, therefore, the organic variety have been on sale. Though, really, it’s because they’re just super delicious and I love them.
Here are the remains of my latest tasty treat:
No, your eyes are not deceiving you; that is one, long orange peel. That’s right, you may now bow down to my mad orange-peeling skillz.
So, since I’m on an orange kick, here are a few fun facts about oranges:
- The orange is technically a hesperidum, a type of berry.
- The orange was the first fresh fruit to bear a trademark. In 1919 the California Fruit Growers Exchange burned ‘Sunkist’ on their oranges.
- Almost 40% of the orange crop in the U.S. goes to make frozen concentrate.
- Florida produces about 70% of the total U.S. crop, and 90% of its production goes to make juice.
- Brazil produces more oranges than any other country.
Next time you’re at a cocktail party, feel free to make use of them.
Facts from Food Reference.