Citrus fruits are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals. Citrus fruits are not only loaded with vitamin C, they also strengthen your immune system.

Oranges are a citrus fruit in the family Rutaceae and originated in Southeastern Asia.  There are many different varieties of oranges; Valencia, Persian, Naval, Jaffa and Blood.  Oranges are classified into two categories, bitter and sweet, with sweet being the most popularly consumed.  The fruit was first cultivated in the Middle East in the 9th century and was introduced into Europe by the 15th century by the Moors, Portuguese and Italians.



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