Secrets of the Superhuman Food Pyramid: Benefits of Oranges

Oranges or sweet oranges are accidents. They are possibly the natural hybrid of pomelos and mandarin oranges; at least that’s what genetic researchers theorize. Most citrus trees as it turns out are quite infertile and a lot of hybridization occurs among the species that fall under this genus.

The fruit was said to have been cultivated somewhere in southern China and northeastern India as far back as 2500 BC. While bitter types of citrus fruits had already been propagated in other parts of the world, the sweet orange only made its way into Europe in the 15th century. Back then oranges were a luxury. But now it’s quite common and makes up more than two-thirds of the world’s total citrus fruit production.

It is fortunate that nature provided this accident. Oranges are such sweet and delicious sources of essential nutrients. Read further and find out the benefits this fruit can give you in your quest to Become Superhuman.

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