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The Polly Hale Newsletter June 2002: Fun Facts About Citrus

By: | Comments Off on The Polly Hale Newsletter June 2002: Fun Facts About Citrus | On: July 7, 2014 | Category: Citrus, Fruit Facts

Following are fun facts about citrus fruits you probably did not know and some of them might surprise you: 1. The peel of an orange has the most vitamin C. Even if you don’t enjoy eating the peel, a medium orange has about 66 mg. of Vitamin C, which is... more

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Red Grapefruit: A “Renaissance” Fruit?

By: | Comments Off on Red Grapefruit: A “Renaissance” Fruit? | On: July 4, 2014 | Category: Fruit Facts

Red grapefruit may have originated in Texas, but nothing quite compares to those grown in the Atlantic-washed climate of Florida groves. Right about the same time the Great Depression descended upon the U.S. in 1929, the famed Ruby Red grapefruit was discovered as a spontaneously mutated “sport” on a pink... more

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When it Comes to Taste Nothing Beats Fruit From an Indian River Fruit Company

By: | Comments Off on When it Comes to Taste Nothing Beats Fruit From an Indian River Fruit Company | On: July 1, 2014 | Category: Growing Regions

If you want to give your friends and family the best tasting fruit that you can buy it has to come from an Indian River fruit company. The Indian River district of Florida has a reputation around the world for producing the world’s finest citrus fruit, and when people want... more

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The Different Types of Grapefruit

By: | Comments Off on The Different Types of Grapefruit | On: June 30, 2014 | Category: Fruit Facts, Grapefruits

The grapefruit is a subtropical citrus fruit with a bitter to sweet tasting, which was originally named the “forbidden fruit”. Grapefruits have a yellow-orange skin and their insides are segmented and acidic, varying in color. The most popular varieties are White Grapefruit, Pink Grapefruit and Ruby Red Grapefruit and they... more

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History of Navel Orange Trees

By: | Comments Off on History of Navel Orange Trees | On: June 29, 2014 | Category: Fruit Facts

When you drink a glass of navel orange juice, it is unlikely you even realize the unique history that lies behind it. In order to understand the history of navel oranges, you must understand the complete botanical origins of all citrus fruits. One thing that most people probably don’t even... more

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Clementine – Mandarin Oranges – Uniqueness

By: | Comments Off on Clementine – Mandarin Oranges – Uniqueness | On: June 18, 2014 | Category: Fruit Facts

Most people who purchase clementines at their local supermarket do so to eat them. Their sweet flesh and easy to peel skin make them the perfect afternoon snack, and during the winter months they also provide an affordable way to get a lot of Vitamin C. However, there is much... more

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Honeybell Orange Juice

By: | Comments Off on Honeybell Orange Juice | On: June 17, 2014 | Category: Fruit Facts

The citrus industry the United States is dominated by the orange. More specifically, it is dominated by its juice. Eight out of every ten oranges grown in America are sent directly to processing plants. Nowhere is the discrepancy between juice and fresh fruit larger than in Florida. The Sunshine State... more

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So What’s A Tangelo, Anyway?

By: | Comments Off on So What’s A Tangelo, Anyway? | On: June 13, 2014 | Category: Fruit Facts

You’ve heard of the orange in all its varieties (navel, mandarin, Valencia, et cetera) and the different kinds of grapefruit (pink, ruby red, and so on.) You’ve probably also heard about the tangerine and of course traditional citrus fruits like lemons, limes, and others. But what’s a tangelo? The small,... more

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Household Uses for Clementine Oranges

By: | Comments Off on Household Uses for Clementine Oranges | On: June 10, 2014 | Category: Fruit Facts

Because Clementine oranges are in season during the winter, the prices for them drop significantly, making them one of the most affordable fruits in the produce aisle. Still, most people reach for other citruses instead, like Navel oranges or Ruby Red grapefruits. This is surprising, because there are literally dozens... more

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What are Honey Tangerines

By: | Comments Off on What are Honey Tangerines | On: June 7, 2014 | Category: Fruit Facts

Honey tangerines are the sweetest type of tangerines that you can buy. Honey tangerines are easy to spot because they have distinctive deeply orange red or bright orange skins. Like their cousin the Honeybell these sweet tangerines are only available for a limited time during the winter. From around the... more

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