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Tangerines Help Protect Against Cancer

By: | Comments Off on Tangerines Help Protect Against Cancer | On: April 11, 2015 | Category: Fruit Facts, Healthy Eating, Honey Tangerines, Robinson Tangerines, Tangerines

The news that tangerines can help protect people from cancer sounds a little too good to be true. After all, billions of dollars have been used for cancer research, and nearly everyone expects the cure or prevention for this disease to take the form of a complicated chemical medicine. Recent... more

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Understanding the Appeal of Honeybell Tangelos

By: | Comments Off on Understanding the Appeal of Honeybell Tangelos | On: August 18, 2014 | Category: Fruit Facts

If you could have the perfect citrus fruit, how would it taste? How would it smell? What nutrients would you want it to contain? Some people consider the Honeybell tangelo, also sometimes the Minneola tangelo, to be just about the ultimate in citrus fruit. It’s custom-made, too, a special hybrid... more

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A Brief History of the Navel Orange

By: | Comments Off on A Brief History of the Navel Orange | On: August 7, 2014 | Category: Fruit Facts

In 1909, the orange blossom was officially designated the State flower of Florida. The trees on which the flowers grow were first planted in Florida by Spanish explorers in the mid-1500s. Of course, the trees also yield fruit, and by the 19th century there was thriving orange industry in the... more

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The Best Florida Oranges Can Be Found At Indian River

By: | Comments Off on The Best Florida Oranges Can Be Found At Indian River | On: August 3, 2014 | Category: Growing Regions

There are plenty of great areas in Florida to experience. For the night life and beaches, you can’t beat Miami. For family fun you need to head over to Orlando, the home of Disney World. Further south you can find great vacation spots in Key West. But for the best... more

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Fresh Indian River Fruit

By: | Comments Off on Fresh Indian River Fruit | On: August 3, 2014 | Category: Growing Regions

Getting back to basics is often a good thing, especially when it comes to our diets. For the last two decades, the U.S. government has been imploring its citizens to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. The popular food pyramid guide that was introduced in the early 1990s prominently featured... more

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The Story of Temple Oranges

By: | Comments Off on The Story of Temple Oranges | On: August 2, 2014 | Category: Fruit Facts, Gift Ideas

Oranges are one of the oldest and most diverse fruits on the planet. They originated in Southeast Asia more than five thousand years ago. Prone to mutation and easily crossed with other species (hybridization), there were more than six hundred distinct varieties of the fruit at last count. Today we... more

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Honeybells Are Limited Edition Fruits

By: | Comments Off on Honeybells Are Limited Edition Fruits | On: July 24, 2014 | Category: Citrus, Fruit Facts, Honeybells

Limited edition gives anything an air of prestige. When there are only a certain number or something is available for a short window of time, it becomes limited edition. Desirable Honeybells are limited edition fruits only available between late December and early February each year. This heavenly hybrid cross between... more

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Fun Facts About Tangerines

By: | Comments Off on Fun Facts About Tangerines | On: July 13, 2014 | Category: Citrus, Fruit Facts, Mandarin Oranges, Tangerines

The history of the tangerine is quite interesting. The tangerine is actually a variety of the Mandarin Orange, which is native to Southeastern Asia. The name “tangerine” originates from Tangier, Morocco that was the port from which the very first batches of the tangerine fruit were shipped from Tangier, Morocco... more

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Temple Oranges from Florida

By: | Comments Off on Temple Oranges from Florida | On: July 12, 2014 | Category: Citrus, Florida Oranges, Fruit Facts, Temple Oranges

Florida has been the U.S. leader in citrus fruit production for over a century. Though they are the world leader in grapefruit production, the orange is easily their largest crop. At last count, there were over sixty distinct orange varieties in the Sunshine State. Since ninety-five percent of the total... more

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Fast Facts About Florida Oranges

By: | Comments Off on Fast Facts About Florida Oranges | On: July 11, 2014 | Category: Citrus, Florida Oranges, Fruit Facts

You already know that Florida oranges are packed with nutrition and taste great, but did you know that Florida oranges are some of the best in the world because of the unique growing conditions found in Florida? Florida oranges are more than just a delicious snack. They have a long... more

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