|Origin:||San Luis Obispo County - California|
Oranges, part of the large range of citrus fruits, are believed to be a hybrid of pomelos and mandarins. Beyond this, oranges fall into dozens of varieties. The U.S. is second only to Brazil in the worldwide production of oranges. Orange peel may be zested, pressed for its oils, candied or dried. The flesh and juice is best used fresh. The orange blossom is used for its heady scent in orange flower water, a common ingredient in Middle Eastern cuisine. And orange blossom honey is created by placing hives in citrus groves, rendering a decidedly floral sweetener.