Valencia orange

Definition

Food

  • The most well known of the common (sweet) oranges and probably the most important world orange. Its history can be traced back to the Portuguese but it was popularized by a British nurseryman who recognized its good qualities and shipped it around the world. It has medium to large fruits with a thin and leathery peel, about 2 to 4 seeds per fruit and an excellent flavour, though slightly acid if immature. The rind is often greenish especially if grown in tropical regions.
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