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Oranges Aren’t Naturally Orange!

How do oranges get their orange color?

Those aren’t giant lemons — those are oranges! (Wikimedia)

The next time you see oranges in your local supermarket, take a close look at them. If they’re orange in color, chances are they weren’t that way naturally.

The peel of an orange is rich with chlorophyll, which should make this fruit green. But if an orange is exposed to chilly weather while it is still maturing, the…




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Philip S. Naudus

Philip S. Naudus

High school teacher by day, koala by night. My wife is a cartoonist with a Ph.D., and she co-authors all of these articles.

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