Oranges are a fruit favorite around the world since as early as 300 BC, and are best known for their delicious juice and as being an incredible source for vitamin C. In fact, orange trees have been found to be the most cultivated fruit tree around the world and account for 70% of the world’s citrus production (according to a wikipedia source.) It’s health benefits are numerous, including benefits for internal systems like immunity, cancer-prevention, general anti-inflammatory properties, and aid with stomach ulcers and kidney health, just to name a few. It’s also very beneficial for the skin and hair, providing natural sun protection and reversal of sun-damage through vitamin A and C, collagen production, and positive effects on acne, hairloss and dandruff. (Source)
A fun local fact – a type of valencia orange called Kona was introduced to the big island in the late 1700s and become one of the leading exports of Kona region for many decades of the nineteenth century.
Peel the skin off using your hands or a peeler to eat individual pocket slices. You can also slice in half and consumer like a grapefruit using a citrus spoon, or cut in slices long ways. You can also zest prior to removing rind to use for flavoring.
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