Interesting facts about oranges
Their German name already tells us something about their origin. “Orange” means something like “apple from China”, where it was created by crossing orange and grapefruit. While the closely related bitter orange was found in Europe as early as the Middle Ages, its sweet variant didn’t come to us until the 15th century.
The evergreen orange trees thrive particularly well in the tropics, subtropics and the Mediterranean. Today the orange is the most widely grown citrus fruit in the world.
And not only their taste convinces; it also has a lot to offer when it comes to health.
The fruit, which is a berry by the way, is full of good active ingredients and the peel also contains secondary plant substances and, as is well known, a lot of vitamin C. It serves as active protection against free radicals, keeps the blood vessels healthy and has a particularly large aroma. Orange peels – dried or grated – give your food and drinks a particularly fruity and tart taste.