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Primarily grown for processing and orange juice production, Valencia oranges have seeds, varying in number from zero to nine per fruit. Its excellent taste and internal color make it desirable for the fresh fruit markets, too. The fruit has an average diameter of 2.7 to 3 inches (70–76 mm), also a piece of this fruit which weighs 96 grams has 45 calories and 9 grams of sugar.After bloom, it usually carries two crops on the tree, the old and the new. Valencia oranges bring benefits because of the vitamin C and flavonoids contained.
Valencia oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C, fiber, and folate. They also contain antioxidants that help boost immunity.The Valencia Late is a late season orange, medium to large in size, round to oblong in shape, with a smooth and relatively thin skin which peels reasonably easily. The flavor is good, with high levels of sweetness in mature fruit, though earlier picked fruit can be slightly acidic. Usually, there are 2 – 3 seeds present per fruit. The segments are a rich colour and have a high juice content, though can be a little ‘raggy’ to chew in comparison with Navels. The variety has excellent juicing qualities and is often sold at prices that allow the option of home juicing. Valencia Lates have very good keeping qualities and store well under refrigerated conditions, so are available for extended periods when other varieties, such as Navels, have finished.Valencia Lates are grown in virtually all main citrus growing areas:Spain, Cyprus, Turkey, Morocco, Egypt, South Africa, Argentina and Uruguay.Valencia oranges are available in the spring through summer.