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Health Benefits of Ruby Red Grapefruit

Most people know that fruits are good for you, and that includes Florida citrus fruit. However, many people are unaware of just how much eating ruby red grapefruit can benefit your health. A variety of people with varying health disorders or risks can easily benefit from eating grapefruit daily. R...

Eat Tangerines for Your Health

Tangerine season starts in October and lasts until April. Known for its fresh taste, low caloric and high nutrient content, they are a rich source of Vitamins A, B, and C, folate, potassium and beta-carotene. Their taste is stronger and sweeter than that of an orange. Here are some of the health be...

Florida Ruby Red Grapefruit Season: When to Buy

If you want the very best Florida grapefruits, you are going to want to buy them when they are fresh. However, truly fresh grapefruits are not available all year long. If you understand what time of year is best for buying grapefruits then you can plan accordingly so that you are eating the best ...

Valencia Oranges: The Florida Juicing Orange

Valencia Oranges are some of the most popular oranges around the world and are primarily made for juicing. The amount of seeds in a Valencia orange can range from 0-7 per orange. For seedless oranges, you may want to try a navel orange. These oranges are favored by citrus lovers for their sweet fla...

How to Prepare Ruby Red Grapefruit

You can prepare grapefruit several ways:
  • Peel and divide into segments, like an orange; however, you are left with the tough membranes, which everyone finds appealing.
  • Cut the grapefruit in half around the perimeter and cut around all the segments and the perimeter. Thi...

Citrus as Brain Food for Your Student

The temporal lobe of the brain is known as the "calming" part of the brain, controlling the organization of sensory input and highly associated with memory skills. Citrus fruits such as oranges, tangerines and mandarin oranges are high in the amino acid glutamine, which is an important pa...

Florida Tangerines: Nutritional Facts and Seasonal Information

Florida tangerines are great alternative to Florida oranges for those who would like to enjoy citrus that is sweeter with less of the sour acidity flavor. Tangerines supply a delicious sweet flavor, and are easy to peel. They can make for great ingrediaents to daily meals, or added to a salad as he...

February is National Grapefruit Month!

This month we celebrate the fruit known in scientific circles as Citrus paradisi, or “Fruit from Paradise”: the grapefruit. Grapefruit were first discovered in the forest of the Caribbean island of Barbados. A natural hybrid of the pomelo and the orange, It is one of the most widely-cu...

Page Oranges

The Page Orange is one of our lesser-known varieties offered by Orange Ring. While referred to as an orange, this petite (about half the size of a navel orange) specialty is a hybrid of a Clementine Tangerine and a Tangelo (part Tangerine and part Grapefruit or Pomelo), first created in 1942 and in...

Honeybells – The Ultimate Citrus

Those who love citrus often live in anticipation of the month of January – Honeybell season. Some people consider the Honeybell (also known as the Minneola Tangelo) to be the ultimate citrus fruit – incredibly sweet and unbelievably juicy. Honeybells first came into existence in the ...

Sol Zest Mandarins - The New Kid on the Block

One of our newer varieties of Indian River Citrus that is rapidly gaining in popularity, Sol Zest Mandarins are easy to peel, virtually seedless and sweeter than other citrus varieties. The roots of the mandarin lie in China, where the fruits were named for the rich orange robes of the Mandarins, ...

Navel Oranges – Where Did they Come From?

Navel oranges are everywhere this time of year – on produce stands, in the produce aisle, in gift baskets. But did you know that this citrus favorite was the result of a happy accident? Like many orange varieties, the navel orange was the result of a mutation – a genetic accident that ...

The Best Times to Buy Fruit Baskets from Florida

One of the best parts of sending a gift of Florida oranges to someone is that you know they are fresh. But to truly know they are fresh you have to understand when it is the best time to buy oranges from Florida. There are certain months during which these fruits are harvested, and therefore are th...

Give a Fruit Basket

Have you ever considered a fruit basket as a special gift? A gift of perfect, fresh-from-the-grove Indian River citrus makes an excellent gift for any occasion: holiday gifts, to celebrate a special occasion, or just say "Thank You" for a job well done or a special favor. A great recipient for a fr...

Temple Oranges - A Springtime Favorite

Temple oranges were introduced into Florida in the 19th century, most likely from Jamaica, and have been cultivated commercially since the early 20th century. The Temple is a hybrid of the mandarin orange and the sweet orange. They are available in January and February. Bright in color, they are j...

Occasions for a Florida Citrus Gift Basket

Finding the right gift for any occasion can be difficult. That's why sending a Florida Citrus gift basket is always the right fit and right choice, especially for the person who has everything. A citrus gift basket is always well received, as it makes a wonderful presentation when it arrives at th...

Why Florida Oranges Make a Great Gift Baskets

Are you looking for the perfect gift for that special someone? Florida oranges are a great option! There are many reasons why giving this gift is a good idea for you and the recipient. Regardless of the occasion, a gift of Florida sunshine will be sure to brighten anyone's day. If you live away fr...

Honeybells (Tangelos): Season & Nutritional Facts

We want to be upfront with you and let you know that the honeybell orange is in fact not an orange at all. The fruit is a hybrid of between a tangerine (Dancey) and a grapefruit (Duncan). Despite that the fruit from which they come from typically contain seeds, honeybells have a tendancy to be seed...

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