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Top 5 Leading Orange Producing Countries

The orange is the fruit of the citrus species and it is very popular fruit in all over the world. It was first cultivated in China around 2500 BC. Orange is cultivated in tropical and sub-tropical climates and it needs moderate temperature for its better growth. It have several varieties utilized all over the world and the most delious variety is Valencia.  It helps to increase the blood rate in the body and its juices are the sources of vitamin c. Oranges also contain diverse phytochemicals, including carotenoids (beta-carotene, lutein and beta-cryptoxanthin), flavonoids and numerous volatile organic compounds. Here we are addressing top 5 orange producing countries in the world.

Almost all production is for the domestic market

Brazil

Brazil is the largest orange producing country in the world. it produces 19,811,064 m/t ton of orange every year and it is almost 28.52 percent of world’s total orange production. Brazil is also famous for exports of oranges as well and it is the biggest exporter because of its high quality and demand.  It exported about 1.2 million metric tons of orange juice in 2012 that is twelve times more than the United States, the world’s second-largest exporter. The state of São Paulo is the biggest producer of oranges in Brazil.

United States

United States of America is the second largest producer of orange in the world. It produces about 8,078,480 m/t of orange it is almost 11.63 percent of world’s total orange production. States of California and Florida being the largest orange producers in United states. United states is also famous for orange exporting because it exports high quality oranges.

China

Orange was firstly cultivated in China around 2500 BC and it is the 3rd largest producer of orange in the world now. It produced 6,013,829 m/t of oranges and it is almost 8.65 percent of world’d total orange production. Jiangxi province is the  the largest orange producing region in China.Mandarin orange, Valencia, navel orange and satsuma are some othe orange varieties cultivated in China.

India

India is  one of the largest producer of orange in the world. It produces 4,571,000 m/t of oranges every year and it is almost 6.58 percent of world’d total orange production . Maharashtra, Madhyapradesh and Rajasthan are the largest orange producing states in India.

 Mexico

Mexico is one of the largest orange producing country in the world. It produces almost 4,079,678 m/t of oranges every year and it is almost 5.87 percent of world’s total orange production. Three main varieties grown in Mexico are Valencia, Lane Late Navel oranges, Navelina oranges. Veracruz is the leading state for growing oranges. Almost all production of oranges is for the domestic market.

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