The word orange is derived from Sanskrit word Nāraṅgaḥ -orange tree and Telugu word Narinja- orange.
Oranges are one of the most popular fruits around the world. While they are delightful as a snack, it is their juice that is most associated with good health.
Oranges belong to the citrus family; others include grapefruits, lemons and limes.
It has a thick bitter rind that is usually discarded, but can be processed into animal feed. The outer-most layer of the rind can be grated to produce orange zest. Zest is popular in cooking because it contains the oil glands and has a strong flavor.
The fruit is commonly peeled or cut and eaten fresh, or squeezed for its juice. Roll the fruit in the palm of your hand on a flat surface at room temperature to extract more juice.
They make a good addition to fruit salads.
Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C. They are also a very good source of dietary fiber. In addition, oranges are a good source of B vitamins including vitamin B1 and folic acid as well as vitamin A, calcium and potassium.