Oranges are a round or oval citrus fruit, with a thick skin and juicy flesh divided into segments, each containing several seeds and many juice cells. Different varieties include sweet, sour and Mandarin orange, or tangerine.
Splendid Products recognizes the great nutritional value of the fruit as well as the commercial importance. The sour orange was introduced to the Mediterranean region by the Arab world, and the sweet orange was introduced by the Genoese traders in the fifteen century.
Orange trees are cultivated in warm regions, although they are native to southeastern Asia. Florida, California and Texas are the principal orange-producing States of North America.