Oranges are the most eaten fruit worldwide and Spain’s is the world’s leading exporter.
The ideal climate for orange production requires an abundance of sun, water and a dry atmosphere.
The commercial quality of the oranges is determined by the maximum diameter of the fruit according to the following table:

Commercial sizes of our oranges
Size 0 1 2 3 4 5
mm. 67-76 70-80 73-84 77-88 81-92 84-96

The low calorific content of oranges is due to its high water content, 90%, its levels of vitamin C, the minerals it contains as well as the folic acid.
The consumption of oranges offers a wide range of benefits given that vitamin C is an excellent fighter of infections as well as facilitating the body’s absorption of iron and is also involved in the formation of red-blood cells, collagen, teeth and bones. In addition to the benefits of vitamin C, folic acid also encourages the production of anti-bodies and magnesium to help improve the body’s defences.
For the storage and transporting of oranges it is important to maintain a temperature of between 3.5 and 5.5 degrees Celsius and air humidity between 90 and 95%. Oranges can be transported with mandarins.

Nutritional values of oranges (this may vary slightly according to the variety):

Contains per 100gr:
Vitamin C 50,6(mg)
Calcium 41(mg)
Potassium 200(mg)
Magnesium 15,2(mg)
Carbohydrates 8,9(g)
Fibers 2,3(g)
Folic Acid 38,7(mcg)
Beta-carotene (pro-vitamin A) 49(mcg)
Calories 36,6