Category: Orange

Before the Columbian Exchange, there were no oranges in Florida, no bananas in Ecuador, no potatoes in Ireland, no coffee in Colombia, no pineapples in Hawaii, no rubber trees in Africa, no tomatoes in Italy, and no chocolate in Switzerland.

Photo : wikipedia

A French convict used oranges painted like grenades to escape prison via a helicopter piloted by his wife who took flight lessons solely for the escape.

Beaver teeth are orange because they contain iron. This gives them strength and prevents against tooth decay.

Photo : martinezbeavers.org

We get the word “orange” from the fruit, not vice versa. The color was called “yellow-red” before we discovered the fruit.

There is a bottled water company in Australia which extracts 100% of its water from fruits – by pressing apples and oranges and then separating the juice from the H2O.

The color orange was named after the fruit. It was previously referred to as yellow-red.

You can grow a Bonsai Orange Tree that will actually fruit miniature oranges. source

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