Kids love oranges and having mandarin oranges in your hood may strengthen your parental bond with them. The mandarin oranges scientifically referred to as Citrus reticulata is a predominant tropical and subtropical drought tolerant small citrus tree with fruit resembling other oranges as likely expected. The oranges are usually eaten alone or in salads. The reddish-orange cultivar especially are often marketed as tangerines but that is not its botanical classification. They are structurally smaller, oblate and perhaps spherical like the common oranges, but their tastes are distinctively less sour, as it is stronger and sweeter. The common oranges are usually referred to as the mandarin hybrids but a ripe mandarin is firm to slightly soft. It is usually heavy for its size and pebbly skinned. As opposed most of the other common oranges in the citrus group, it has very thin peel with less bitter mesocarp that allows for the orange to peel and split easily into segments. Although the hybrid oranges have these traits as well but to a lesser degree. It’s been traced scientifically that the mandarin, the papeda, the pometo and the citron are all ancestors of the common citrus groups/varieties that have evolved through the hybridization process, however, the mandarin are all more important as they are the only sweet orange along the ancestral line.
Think you know lemon?
Probably the most widely used citrus fruit in the world today and an essential ingredient in many dishes, lemon originated from Asia but can be found in both the tropical and subtropical regions of the world nowadays. However, they were once very rare that kings present them to one another as gifts.
Quick Facts about Carrots
Carrots are nutritionally rich vegetables whose most commonly cultivated species are usually made up of about 88 percent water, 7 percent sugar, 1 percent fibre, protein, ash and 0.2 percent fat in their succulent edible parts. Almost all its body parts are either eaten or used for dishes making. It is a rich vegetable whose most commonly eaten part is the taproot, and the commonly domesticated carrots today is known to have originated from the wild ones called Daucus carouta, which are native to Europe and Southwestern Asia. With its actual plant green in color, carrot grows up to a meter height and bring up bright white flowers between June and August in the Northern Hemisphere Summer. Although the most commonly planted and traded specie is orange in color, they also have species that comes in various colors as purple, red, white and yellow.