18 interesting facts about oranges

Which of us at least once in my life I tried an orange? Now it's time to learn not only his taste, but also interesting facts about this amazing berry.

1 Orange is a variety of berries, namely heperd (berries covered with skin).

2 Sour orange was first brought to the territory of Europe by Portuguese seafarers in about the 10th century, and sweet orange - only in the 15th century Genoese merchants.

3 Approximately 20 percent of all the oranges grown in the world are sold and used in the form of fresh fruits. Everything else goes to the production of juices, extracts and canned food.

4 Orange tree can live up to one hundred years.

5 Oranges Variety "Washington Vannel" do not have bones, and therefore they cannot multiply by pollination and reproduce only by vaccination.

6 On one citrus tree can be up to 60 thousand colors, but only the 1st percent is developing fruits.

7 Oranges of Valencia variety are the most common in the world.

8 Oranges are considered a symbol of fertility - a magnificent growing evergreen orange tree simultaneously blooms, fruit and dismisses foliage.

9 You will have to eat 7 cornflakes to get as many fiber as it is contained in one orange.

10 After the fragrance of chocolate and vanilla, the smell of orange is recognized as the most pleasant in the world.

11 Oranges are the most common citruses in the world.

12 For the first time, orange trees began to grown in China.

13 The average person annually eats about 5, 5 kg of citrus, of which most of the oranges.

14 In the 18th century, British navigaters, in addition to sauerkraut, took with them to ships of oranges so as not to get sick.

15 Orange contains a daily rate of vitamin C.

16 of one orange seed can grow several trees.

17 Orange trees and their fruits are considered a symbol of love in many cultures. At the wedding paintings of the Renaissance era, artists often portrayed a couple in love in the midst of orange trees.

18 oranges in antiquity were considered food gods. Under the gold apples that Hercules kidnapped, they could well imply oranges.