Thursday, March 7, 2019

Fact of the Day: California vs Florida Oranges

Most oranges that are grown in California, end up eaten as fresh fruit. Most of Florida's orange crop ends up as a juice. 

14 comments:

Kay said...

I didn’t know that. It’s helpful, I guess, that California is closer to us.

Anna-Alina said...

Never seen them in Ukraine. Here most of I see are from Spain.

Pat Hatt said...

Each have their own orange world

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Interesting!

RO said...

Wow! I had no idea, and would have thought it was the opposite. Very interesting. Hugs...RO

Kirk said...

Curious. I wonder why that would be.

Henny Penny said...

So does that mean California oranges are sweeter? My mother used to say, if you want the best oranges, buy those from ??? I wish I could remember which state she said it was.

Moving with Mitchell said...

Which is why we only ever found Florida orange juice in our California supermarkets!

Lowcarb team member said...

That's interesting … thanks.

All the best Jan

Huggybear said...

A few years ago there was an "ORANGE WAR" here in Australia.
The orange crop was not up to the usual tonnage and imported oranges came in.
Florida oranges - there was an outrage of unbelievable fury by the orchardists. Lead to the "BUY AUSTRALIA" lobby.
From then on all imported fruit, vegetables, tinned products etc had to be clearly labelled in BIG LETTERS of the country of origin.
Looked quite funny in the fruit sections - the oranges for example with big stickers on EACH orange - "PRODUCT OF FLORIDA,USA" or PRODUCT OF SPAIN.
They didn't sell very well!!!
So you would see people looking very carefully as to where their purchase was from. And funnier still people watching people- I suppose for TRAITORS!!!!
I only made exceptions with of all things - Smooth Peanut Butter, Honey - from Argentina and Danish Atlantic Trout and Salmon from of course Denmark's coastline.
The BUY AUSTRALIA movement was a huge success.
Colin

happyone said...

I guess California's climate is good for the sweetest oranges.

Christine said...

I didn't know that.

Joanne Noragon said...

I haven't eaten an orange for years. I remember Florida oranges had think skins, We cut them across the hemisphere with a sharp knife. Turned them inside out and peeled the flesh off with our teeth. California oranges, we poked our thumbnail through the flesh, peeled it away and ate the orange, section by section. But as I said, I haven't had an orange for at least thirty years.

Martha said...

That is quite interesting!