Dehydrated oranges are perfect for your “cocktails”, for your cake recipes, for tea or they are delicious dipped in chocolate. They are rich in vitamin C, fiber, calcium and magnesium. The oranges come from the United States or South Africa depending on availability.
The orange tree is native to southeast Asia, home of the Citrus genus, but it is unclear when exactly it was domesticated. According to a text dating from 2,200 BCE, it was already known in China at that time. Like many other plants which were also used medicinally, it will follow the silk road towards Europe, crossing the Middle East and the Near East where it will find a climate adapted to its needs.