There are more than 600 varieties of oranges found in the world.
Brazil accounts for 80 percent of the world’s orange production.
On seeing the orange, the mouth starts watering. Its sour-sweet taste not only gives relief to the tongue, as well as its properties fill the body. There are so many nutrients inside it that as soon as eating it or drinking its juice, coolness is filled in the body and mind. Fatigue and tension also goes away. Orange fills the heart and mind with freshness. It is a fruit of Asia and the evidence suggests that it originated in India.
Not a pure fruit, but an orange of a hybrid breed
Talking about oranges today, it is grown the most in Brazil, followed by China and then in America. Orange is actually the fruit of a hybrid breed. It is made by mixing grapefruit and orange. Therefore, it is rich in Vitamin C and A. There are about 600 varieties of it found all over the world and like almonds, a lot of water has to be used to grow it. According to agricultural experts, 14 gallons of water are consumed in growing an orange. Despite this, it has its waters all over the world. Most of the fruit juice is drunk only of orange.
There are more than 600 varieties of oranges, rich in nutritional properties, found in the world.
In roughly 140 grams of orange, the body gets 92% of the vitamin C required for a day. The flowers of the orange tree are white in color and have a wonderful aroma, which creates tremors in the mind. Brazil is the world leader in orange production, producing almost half of the world’s orange juice and about 80% of the world’s oranges.
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Foreign experts also believe that Indian is orange
It is certain that the orange originated in South Asia and is believed to have first originated in India or China. By the way, some evidence declares it to be the fruit of India. According to the research report of American environmentalist, naturalist and writer Jane Weber, the merchants of the Persian Empire probably brought oranges from India and Sri Lanka to the Roman Empire in 100 BC. The Romans spread it to North Africa and it spread from Libya to Morocco and Spain. In the sixth century AD, it reached the countries of the Middle East. Spain had begun to grow better varieties by the 11th century, and it was used for marmalade and wine. By 1500 AD, Spanish colonists had spread oranges to the New World, now called the Americas. Soon after that, it started being grown in Brazil and became very popular there.
In the Charakasamhita, the orange is called ‘Nagaranga’.
According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, oranges are native to tropical regions of Asia such as India and the east coast of Africa, and from there to the eastern Mediterranean region. Roman conquests, the development of Arab trade routes and the spread of Islam contributed significantly to the spread of oranges. In India’s ancient Ayurvedic text ‘Charakasamhita’ (7th-8th century BC) there is a description of orange and it is called ‘Nagaranga’. According to the scripture, it is fragrant, sweet, slightly acidic, tasty, pacifying Vata and is a guru. By the way, there is also a claim that orange originated in South China, Northeast India. Oranges were first mentioned in Chinese literature in 314 BC. But it was being grown hundreds of years before the mention.
Brazil alone produces 80 percent of the world’s oranges.
There are elements that keep the body healthy
Regarding the properties, it can be said that orange has everything that is necessary to keep the body healthy. It contains vitamins C (ascorbic acid) and B6, calcium, dietary fiber, essential oils, folate (folic acid), magnesium, potassium, natural sugar and water. It also has anti-oxidant properties that protect the body from harmful bacteria. There is a wonderful confluence of vitamins C and D in oranges. It contains glucose and dextol2 such elements, which are full of life-giving power. Therefore, orange not only brings freshness to the patient’s body but is also beneficial for many diseases. Giving orange juice to a fever patient gives peace and strength. The complaint of dry mouth and feeling of thirst goes away.
The calcium and minerals present in oranges strengthen teeth and bones.
Eating too much can upset the stomach
According to dietician and home chef Simmi Babbar, the calcium and minerals present in oranges strengthen teeth and bones. It is beneficial for many diseases. Its consumption provides benefits in stomach gas, indigestion, joint pain, high BP, arthritis. It gives relief in cold. It thins out the phlegm and gives relief in dry cough. Weight control can be done by the vitamin C and fiber present in it. Fiber keeps hunger at bay and Vitamin C gives energy.
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There is no fat in orange. It is also beneficial in eye diseases. Its excessive intake of fiber can mess up the stomach system. In addition to abdominal cramps, loose motions may occur. Excessive consumption can cause burning sensation in the chest.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : July 22, 2022, 09:22 IST