Agro Industries Oranges

About ORANGE /MANDARIN

Orange, a member of the Citrus family, probably originated in Southeast Asia and was cultivated in China by 2500 BC. Orange trees are widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical climates for the delicious sweet fruit, which is peeled or cut (to avoid the bitter rind) and eaten whole, or processed to extract its juice and also its fragrant peel. The Kinnow Mandarin orange was developed by H.B Frost in his California Riverside University laboratory in 1915 through Hybridization. He made a cross between two citrus varieties “King” and “Willow leaf” resulting in the famously known mandarin orange “The KINNOW”.

 The specie has many cultivars with a unique flavor and exceptional nutrition values its characteristics are:

  • Easy to peel
  • Enriched with vitamin “C”
  • High juice contents
  • High fiber contents
  • Pleasant aroma
  • Sizes ranges from 54 mm to 90 mm.

 

Availibility

 

Nutritional Value

VITAMIN

NUTRITION VALUES

V-“A”

3%

V-“C”

130%

Calcium

4%

Phosphorus

3%

Iron

4%

Chemical Composition

VITAMIN

NUTRITION VALUES

Juice contents

47.50%

Vitamin C

32.00 (mg/100 ml)

Calcium

40 (mg/100 ml)

Phosphorous

18.00 (mg/100 ml)

Iron

00.45 (mg/100 ml)

Reducing sugar

3.75 %

Non reducing sugar

3.65 %