Have you ever wondered how many fruits in nature are orange in color?
Here is a list of 15 completely orange fruits:
- Sharon Fruit
- Butternut Squash
- Orange Kabocha Squash
- Orange Cherry Tomato
Fruits come in all sorts of colors, shapes, and sizes. They can be tiny, small, medium, or big, round, oval, or misshaped.
Some fruits are one solid color, while others come in two colors, or even have multiple colors. Fruits can be yellow, red, green, pink or they can be completely orange.
In this article, we will look at some brief details and facts about 15 orange fruits, both common and exotic, to give you an idea of what these fruits taste like, what they look like, and what vitamins and minerals they contain.
One of the most popular orange fruits is, of course, ‘the orange.
Oranges are packed with vitamins such as Vitamin C to strengthen one’s immune system, as well as thiamine, folate, and beta-carotene, which naturally occurs in fruits with red-orange pigmentation.
Sweet and tart to the taste, these fruits are a tasty snack or can be turned into a delicious juice.
2. Sharon Fruit
Sharon fruit, also known as persimmon or kaki fruit, has a dark golden orange color, and can often be bought at a wide range of supermarkets.
It is originally from Israel and contains a range of different vitamins. It is high in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and fiber, to improve digestion. Fiber is known to reduce the LDL cholesterol in the body, which is the ‘bad’ cholesterol responsible for clogging up one’s arteries.
Eating more of this fruit (or any fruit really) is a good way to get a lot of beneficial compounds that aid your body in fighting against certain diseases.
Mangoes come with skin that can often combine different colors, including orange, green, and red, but their delicious flesh is always a vibrant orange.
This tropical fruit is very juicy and sweet, and as one can expect, it is quite refreshing.
The mango is rich in Vitamin C, as well as beta-carotene. One cup of mango slices is enough to check your daily Vitamin C box. In addition, it is also very hydrating.
Apricots look very much like peaches but are much smaller when it comes to size.
They have solid orange or orange and red fuzzy skin, with pure orange flesh and a seed in the middle.
Sweet and tart in taste, apricots are packed with vitamins such as Vitamin C, A, K, E, and B5. These small fruits are perfect to convert into desserts and jams. They are also dried and typically eaten as a healthy and pocketable snack that can be taken anywhere.
Often confused with an apricot, the peach is another fruit that is orange in color.
These fruits are much larger than apricots and come with soft and fuzzy skin that can often combine different colors like orange, red, and yellow.
The peach is orange on the inside and very juicy and sweet to the taste. It also has a large seed in the middle.
Peaches are very hydrating for the summer months because of their high water content, and they are filled with a ton of different beneficial vitamins, as well as antioxidants.
Papayas are another tropical fruit that is orange on the inside and green or yellowish skin.
This fruit has many black seeds in the middle and is deliciously flavored. It is rather mild in taste and very sweet, and one can describe its flavor as a cross between a cantaloupe and a mango.
Papayas are full of Vitamin A and fiber, which are great for aiding digestion. In addition to that, they are hydrating and refreshing too.
Physalis is an orange exotic fruit that is small in size, round, and looks very much like a cherry tomato.
If it were not for the fact that these fruits come with two leaves, they could easily be mistaken for an orange cherry tomato. Physalis is sweet, tart, and incredibly delicious. They often come in packets filled with a bunch of these little fruits. They are full of vitamins such as Vitamin C, beta-carotene, Vitamin K, as well as niacin.
Mandarin is a type of orange.
Their skin is very easy to peel, and the fruit comes in sections that can be easily split apart, making it a healthy lunchbox or snack option for both kids and adults.
Mandarins are great if you want to avoid making a mess— for instance, oranges often require cutting and their juice tends to run and drop all over the place. That doesn’t happen as often with mandarins.
Mandarins are sweet and contain vitamins such as Vitamin C, A, B, as well as plenty of antioxidants.
Tangerines are a type of mandarins, but the main difference is the color and skin.
Tangerines have a brighter yellow-orange color, whilst mandarins have a darker orange. Also, the skin of the tangerines is slightly rougher than that of a mandarin.
Tangerines are very sweet and easy to separate into sections. That in addition to their small size makes tangerines great to have around for a healthy snack bursting with vitamins and flavor.
Even though a lot of people would refer to the pumpkin as a vegetable, pumpkins are a fruit.
This is because of their numerous seeds inside that can cause them to flower just like many other fruits.
Packed with several vitamins from the B group, as well as Vitamin A, copper, and fiber, pumpkins are known to provide you with a ton of health benefits. They are also very versatile and can be cooked in the oven or made into soup and desserts. While a lot of pumpkins are large, some pumpkins come in a small size.
11. Butternut Squash
Like the pumpkin, the butternut squash is considered a true fruit because it comes from a flowering plant and contains seeds in the middle.
Butternut squash is a type of winter squash and it is closely related to the pumpkin.
It has pale or beige hard skin, but it is orange inside. Sweet and nutty, it can be cooked and eaten with various dishes or turned into soup. It is packed with Vitamin E, A, folate, and potassium.
12 Orange Kabocha Squash
Orange kabocha squash is a type of winter squash that has completely orange skin and flesh. However, there are also other kabocha squash varieties, such as the blue or green kabocha squash.
Orange kabocha squash is sweet and earthy, and its flavor can be described as a cross between a pumpkin and a sweet potato. Kabocha squash can be a great addition to meals, and can also be made into stew. It contains Vitamin C, A, a couple of B, as well as fiber and magnesium.
The cantaloupe is a type of melon that is extremely juicy and sweet. It has pale green skin but inside it is a bright orange color.
This melon is very refreshing and has plenty of water, which makes up 90% of the fruit. As a result, it is the perfect treat for hot summer days.
One cup of cantaloupe can fill in your daily Vitamin C requirements, and also provide you with other beneficial elements such as beta-carotene and folate.
14. Orange Cherry Tomato
The delicious tasting cherry tomato can come in different colors, including orange. This variety of cherry tomatoes is described as being very sweet and fruity.
It is a great addition to salads and dishes. Orange cherry tomatoes are high in Vitamin C as well as Vitamin K, folate, and plenty of antioxidants.
Exotic and delicious, the kumquat is a bright orange citrus fruit. It is sour, tangy, and sweet. Its distinct flavor is like a mix of grapefruit and orange.
Kumquat can be eaten raw or be converted into jams and added to dishes. Just like all other citrus fruits, the kumquat is high in Vitamin C, has plenty of antioxidants, and a great deal of fiber.