Can you Identify the 'Real' Orange Among these?

Nutrients in oranges are plentiful and diverse. The fruit is low in calories, contains no saturated fats or cholesterol, but is rich in dietary fiber, pectin

You know it, so there is no point in repeating all these "facts". But the question here is, the thing you call orange, is it the real one? If so, how do you identify it?

This list may help you sometimes.


Naval Oranges

How to Identify: The easiest way to Identify a Naval orange is by looking at the “button.” It will be located on the opposite end of the stem side which is a clear give away that you are looking at a Naval


Cara Cara

How to Identify: A variety of Naval oranges so their appearance is the same, but only goes skin deep. Once you look inside the flesh has a more pinkish red color to it.


Valencia Orange

How to Identify: Close your eyes and imagine an orange…Yep that’s a Valencia. Thinner skinned and ranging more on the small-medium size these really look the part of the stereotypical orange. Also known as a “juice orange".


Blood Orange

How to Identify: Smaller thick skinned oranges that you will notice might have a little red hue to the outside. I like to describe the skin as being “burnt orange.” But you will really see why they are called blood oranges once you cut one open to review the vivid red interior of deliciousness.



How to Identify: Cuties! (which actually are not typical Clementines.) Clementine’s look like very small oranges but have a glossy smooth texture to their skin.



How to Identify: Very close to clementine’s and often mistaken for them. Tangerines are a little larger and the major visual difference is the skin texture. Tangerines have a more pocked look. Think of their skin looking more like an old man’s, big pores, kind of withered looking and soft. No offence to any old men out there, I am becoming one myself.

Next time you choose Orange, Make sure its Orange