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All About Oranges

Facts About Oranges

Oranges are a great snack or ingredient in many recipes. Their juicy, sweet, citrus taste not only refreshes you on a hot summer day but also has many health benefits such as boosting your immune system, improving your skin, and helping heart health.  E. Armata Inc., a produce distributor in NYC, sources a variety of vitamin-c enriched fruit from all around the world. With long-standing relationships with both growers and shippers, we always carry the freshest ingredients available all year-round.


Navels can be identified from their “button,” which can be found on the opposite end of their stem. Due to their seedless interior and sweet flavor, Navels are the perfect orange to eat or add to a salad.


When you think of what an orange looks like, you think of a Valencia. They are medium in size, have thinner skin and are filled with seeds. Because of this as well as their sweet, tart taste, they are best used to make juice.


Unlike other oranges, Satsumas have skin that is very loose which makes them easy to peel. This seedless, tangerine is often grown around the Gulf Coast in the U.S due to their cold hardiness.


Like their name implies, blood oranges are famous for their deep red flesh. At E.Armata, a produce distributor in NYC, we believe that because of their more tart flavor it makes them a great orange to use for both savory and sweet dishes.

Cara Cara

Harvested in California, these oranges may appear to be stereotypical but have a pink, red-tinted interior. Their sweet, bitter, tang allows the Cara Cara to be great to eat alone, and even better to add to a salad.


Clementines are small, making them the best to eat out of hand. Like a tangerine, they have a sweet flavor which makes them a popular choice to snack on in addition to their seedless interior.


Tangerines are smaller than oranges but have a brighter skin, bigger pores, and a looser peel. Because of their juiciness, they are great for eating on the go but also great to make a sweeter orange juice.


Also known as the “Honey Tangerine,” Murcotts are a cross between a tangerine and a sweet orange. They are easy to peel and have a rich flavor making them a popular choice for a produce distributor in NYC.


Minneolas are a cross between a tangerine and a grapefruit and are nicknamed “The Honey Bell,” because of their bell shape. Seedless, large, and tart are all characteristics that set Minneolas apart.


Often mistaken as an unusually shaped orange, this bright red, fruit is a hybrid between a grapefruit and a tangerine. This is seen through their sweet taste and tart aftertaste.


Originated in Jamaica, Temple oranges are a mix of tangerines and oranges due to their sweet and tart mix of flavors. They also contain a high juice content which makes them a great snack, and great for juices and jams.

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