Orange Cotton Candy
Some orange facts:
- After chocolate and vanilla, orange is the world’s favorite flavor.
- Orange is a type of berry (hesperidia to be exact)
- Orange trees are evergreens, seldom exceeding 9 m (30 ft) in height
- About 20 percent of the total crop of oranges is sold as whole fruit; the remainder is used in preparing orange juice, extracts, and preserves.
- An orange tree can grow to reach 30 feet and live for over a hundred years.
- Because Navel Oranges are seedless, they can’t reproduce through pollination and require “budding” or grafting to create new trees.
- A single citrus plant can bear as many as 60,000 flowers, but only 1% of those flowers will turn into fruit.
- Navel oranges get their name from the belly-button formation opposite the stem end.
- Valencia oranges are the most widely planted variety of orange worldwide!
- Pummelos are the largest of all citrus fruit and the Chinese believe that eating Pummelos brings good luck, so they are popular during the Chinese New Year.
- Contrary to what most of us think, this fruit was not named for its color. Instead, the word orange comes from a transliteration of the sanskrit naranga. Which comes from the Tamil naru. Which means “fragrant.”
- It’s thought that the reason oranges have long been associated with fertility (and therefore, weddings) is because this lush evergreen tree can simultaneously produce flowers, fruit and foliage.
- You will have to eat 7 cups of cornflakes to get the same amount to fiber you would get from one medium orange!
- Oranges are the largest citrus crop in the World
- Orange Trees were first grown in China
- A little green on the skin is often caused by re greening and will not affect the taste
- About 25 billion oranges are grown each year in America, Florida grows the most
- Each person eats about 12.5 lb of citrus each year!
- Oranges are fourth most popular fruit and orange juice is the most popular juice in America.
- The Florida oranges are greener than the California oranges. The warm night climate in Florida causes the chlorophyll pigments to migrate into the orange peel making it more greener.
- It is possible for more than one plant to grow from a single seed of orange.
- Oranges and orange blossoms are a symbol of love.
- Oranges were known as the fruits of the Gods. They were often referred as the ‘golden apples’ that Hercules stole.
As always, we only use organic sugar and natural flavors and colors. Nothing artificial here!