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1. (Science: botany) The fruit of a tree of the genus citrus (Citrus Aurantium). It is usually round, and consists of pulpy carpels, commonly ten in number, inclosed in a leathery rind, which is easily separable, and is reddish yellow when ripe.

There are numerous varieties of oranges; as, the bitter orange, which is supposed to be the original stock; the navel orange, which has the rudiment of a second orange imbedded in the top of the fruit; the blood orange, with a reddish juice; and the horned orange, in which the carpels are partly separated.

2. (Science: botany) The tree that bears oranges; the orange tree.

3. The colour of an orange; reddish yellow.

4. (Science: zoology) mock orange, any species of scale insects which infests orange trees; especially, the purple scale (Mytilaspis citricola), the long scale (Mytilaspis Gloveri), and the red scale (Aspidiotus Aurantii).

Origin: F.; cf. It. Arancia, arancio, LL. Arangia, Sp. Naranjia, Pg. Laranja; all fr. Ar. Naranj, Per. Naranj, narang; cf. Skr. Naranga orange tree. The o- in F. Orange is due to confusion with or gold, L. Aurum, because the orange resembles gold in colour.

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The effect of low temperature on Ascorbic Acid

Hello I was wondering why the ascorbic Acid content of oranges might decrease if the temperature decreases to just above freezing. Without enzyme interaction. (focus on the chemistry) Any thoughts on the topic?

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Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:37 pm
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Content of Ascorbic acid in lime fruit

... acid, also called vitamin C, and are considered acidic fruit. The higher the ascorbic acid content, the better the taste and quality of the fruit. Oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit and other citrus fruits are among the most detoxifying foods and also contain other important nutrients such as vitamin ...

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