Exceptionally juicy and delicious with a sweet, rich flavor, Florida Ortaniques add a dash of Caribbean spice to the Florida citrus family. Bright orange in color and wonderfully aromatic, Ortaniques originally appeared in Jamaica and were brought to the U.S. in the mid-1940s. According to Jamaican folklore, the Ortanique was the creation of two love birds; one living in an orange tree, the other in a tangerine tree. The love birds flew together, dropping to the earth a seed from each tree to create a new home they could both share. The tree that grew from their love produced a unique fruit that combined the best characteristics of both oranges and tangerines, earning it a name as unique as its fruit: ORange + TANgerine + unIQUE.
Florida Ortaniques are a cross between Florida Valencia oranges and Florida tangerines. They combine the sweet juiciness of Valencia oranges, America’s favorite juicing orange, with the easy-eating and honey-sweet flavor of Florida tangerines. Like their tangerine parent, Ortaniques are easy to peel and section, making this specialty citrus fruit a delicious choice for out-of-hand snacking. Easy sectioning and exceptional flavor also make Florida Ortaniques a popular choice with cooks for tossing into salads or adding to stir fries and other dishes. The fruit’s exceptional juiciness and distinctive flavor have made Ortaniques a juicing favorite and a preferred choice for flavoring cakes and baked goods.
Florida Ortaniques have the same nutritional benefits of oranges which are considered one of the world’s healthiest foods. Packed with vitamin C and other essential nutrients, Florida Ortaniques are low in calories, high in fiber and completely cholesterol- and salt-free; making them an excellent choice for weight watchers. Like oranges, Ortaniques also contain significant antioxidant properties which can offer protection against disease and cancer.
Ortaniques are only available from March through mid-April. Experience the exceptional flavor of this unique Florida citrus fruit; order Florida Ortaniques from FloridaOrange.com today