Category Archives: Navel Oranges

Florida Valencia Oranges Are America’s Favorite Juicing Orange

Bursting with sweet, flavorful juice, Florida Valencia Oranges are America’s favorite juicing orange, although they’re equally delicious eaten out of hand. The world’s best-known orange, Valencias were named for the city of Valencia, Spain where oranges of legendary sweetness have … Continue reading

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Florida Ruby Red Grapefruit Rated Tops in Sweetness

Our Ruby Red Grapefruit are blushing — and with good reason. Considered by many grapefruit lovers to be the tastiest and sweetest of all grapefruit varieties, Florida Ruby Red Grapefruit have been called the “Rolls-Royce” of citrus fruit. When the … Continue reading

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Red Color Gives Red Navel Oranges an Extra Nutritional Punch

A holiday favorite because of their brilliant red flesh, Florida Red Navel Oranges are only available from FloridaOrange.com in December. Like Florida Navel Oranges, their non-blushing cousins, sweet red navels are rich in essential vitamins and nutrients. Providing more than … Continue reading

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Florida Tangelos Are Flavorful Result of Ancient Pollination Accident

Somewhere in Southeast Asia more than 3,500 years ago, a bee’s erratic flight led to the accidental pollination between a mandarin orange and a grapefruit. The result was a fruit that shared characteristics with of many of its citrus cousins … Continue reading

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Health Benefits of Florida Navel Oranges

There’s much more to Florida navel oranges than vitamin C. Well known for their high vitamin C content – one 8-ounce glass of Florida orange juice supplies 100% or more of the daily recommended requirement for vitamin C — Florida … Continue reading

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How Did Florida Navel Oranges Get Their ‘Bellybutton’?

How Florida navel oranges got their name is no mystery. The protuberance at the blossom end of this distinctive-looking orange looks like a human bellybutton, hence the “navel” in its name. But what put the navel in Florida navel oranges? … Continue reading

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Why Does Santa Put Florida Oranges in Christmas Stockings?

When you were a kid remember digging past the candy and toys to the bottom of your Christmas stocking and pulling out a bright, shiny Florida orange? Finding an orange in the toe of your Christmas stocking is an old … Continue reading

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