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|
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:|
|Beta-carotene (pro-vitamin A)||49(mcg)|