China is considered to be the homeland of this citrus. It appeared there more than two thousand years ago, which is why in some languages the name of the orange is translated as "Chinese Apple". The orange was brought to Europe by Portuguese sailors in the 17th century. Its juicy pulp was especially favored by the French nobility, and many attempts were made to grow orange trees in France. However, since the climate proved unsuitable, special "closed gardens" (orangeries) were created.
Bright fragrant oranges are considered to be one of the most useful fruits in the fall-winter period, when the body is weakened and is highly susceptible to various diseases. It is considered a huge mistake to use only the pulp of this citrus fruit. The orange cedar is rich not only with vitamin C, as many people think. The thin orange peel contains a lot of phosphorus, pectin and citric acids, as well as natural antibiotics called phytoncides. In China, orange peel is highly valued as a medicine, there are special shops that exclusively sell orange peel.