Originally the orange comes from China, where it was brought to life through the crossing of a mandarin and a grapefruit. During the medieval in Europe, there were only legends about the “golden apples“ and it was believed that they can bring an eternal life. In the 15th century, however, the orange physically made it to Europe, where it was almost only produced in Portugal. Finally it is said that it was Christopher Columbus, who personally brought the orange with his ship.
Today the orange is the most produced citric fruit worldwide. The reason for this is especially the juicy taste and the high content of Vitamin C; in only 100 gram of pulp there is 50 milligram of the vitamin and with 200 gram of pulp an adult is able to cover the daily amount of Vitamin C needed. Furthermore it contains iron and minerals.
The vitamin is also present in the peel of the orange. Therefore it serves perfectly as a basic ingredient for an aromatic tea blend.
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