Our food of the month is Oranges which are in season just now.
The name orange comes from the Sanskrit word 'naranga' which means 'fragrant' - Oranges do smell nice, don't they.
Brazil grows one third of all the world's oranges.
Oranges originated in South East Asia but are now grown in all warm areas around the world, especially in Brazil but also in Spain, Greece, Italy, Africa, USA and many more warm countries.
The orange is a cirtus fruit and is actually a hybrid of the Pomelo and the Mandarin.
Oranges are the largest citrus crop in the world.
There are over 600 different varieties of oranges.
Oranges have been around since 2500 BC!
Oranges are sometimes known as the 'fruits of the gods' and were in fact the 'golden apples' that Hercules stole.
Seville Oranges make the best marmalade.
Paddington Bear loves marmalade sandwiches!
NUTRITION AND HEALTH
Oranges contain lots of vitamin C plus VitaminA, phytonutrients, flavonoids, copper, magnesium, iron, zinc, manganese, calcium, beta carotines. Vitamin E and fiber.
Oranges are good for your teeth and gums.
Oranges help with digestion and help to keep your tummy moving in a healthy way avoiding constipation and diarrhea.
Oranges help you to fight infections and boost your immunity.
Oranges are good for your skin and your eyesight too.
1 orange slice gives you 90% of your required daily intake of vitamin C.
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Chck out our Pinterest Board for more fun facts and lovely orange recipes too.