The orange (Citrus sinensis) is a citrus fruit and originates from China. Growing on trees, the orange reaches a maximum of 10 centimetres in diameter. The fruit flesh is orange in colour, whilst the peel ranges in colour from green to orange. The colour of the orange peel, is dependent on the temperature and climate it is grown in. The green coloured peel appears due to an increased production of chlorophyll, which acts as a sun protector. Hence, in warm climates with a lot of sunlight, the orange peel is green. The orange tree reaches full fruit production after 7 years, and bears fruit for around 25 to 30 years.

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Orange Life Cycle

Nutritional Values (per 100g)

Energy  196 kJ (47 kcal)
Carbohydrates 11 g
Protein 0.68 g
Total lipid (fat) 0.15 g
Fatty acids, total saturated 0.018 g
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 0.025 g
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.034 g
Fiber, total dietary 0.3 g
Sugars, total 8.7 g
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 30 mg
Calcium 10 mg
Iron 0.1 mg
Magnesium 10 mg
Potassium 184 mg
Sodium 4 mg
Water 87.7 g

*Source: Calculated internally using official online databases.