Orange Blossom Honey
An orange—specifically, the sweet orange—is the citrus (Citrus sinensis) (syn. Citrus aurantium L. var. dulcis
L., or Citrus aurantium Risso) and its fruit. The orange is a hybrid of ancient cultivated origin, possibly between
pomelo (Citrus maxima) and tangerine (Citrus reticulata). It is a small flowering tree growing to about 10 m tall
with evergreen leaves, which are arranged alternately, of ovate shape with crenulate margins and 4–10 cm long. The
orange fruit is a hesperidium, a type of berry.
Oranges originated in Southeast Asia. The fruit of Citrus sinensis is called sweet orange to distinguish it from
Citrus aurantium, the bitter orange. In a number of languages, it is known as a "Chinese apple" (e.g. Dutch
Sinaasappel, "China's apple", or "Apfelsine" in German). The name is thought to ultimately derive from the
Dravidian word for the orange tree, with its final form developing after passing through numerous intermediate
Orange blossom honey collected in São Paulo, as a general rule, has low humidity levels, lower than other
blooming on average. The relatively high fructose proportion adds special sweetness to orange blossom honey,
often higher than Eucalyptus honey, for example. It is a light amber honey with approximately 50mm on the Goethe
scale. Is has an orange flavor and aroma.
Orange honey (color 50mm)