Oranges are Yellow and Green

Brazil grows the most oranges in the world.

But, they don’t have orange skins – at least not when they’re shipped to shops.

It’s all to do with the chemical composition of the skin of the orange. When they’re ripe they’ll either still be green or may have turned a bit yellow.

Because buyers expect oranges to be orange, the green or yellow oranges are treated with a special gas called “ethylene” which turns them a nice shade of orange for the shop shelves.

Does this bother you?

Would you be ok eating or juicing a green or yellow orange?!

Issue 8 is all about Fruit and Veg and Includes

A Fruit word-search

What’s the difference between fruit & veg?

Where do fruit & veg grow?

Is a coconut a fruit or a veg?

Think about farmers, droughts and floods, and how far your fruit & veg has travelled to be on your plate

Which fruit & veg can I grow at home?

Rita & Heidi talk about pizza

What does ‘seasonal’ mean?

The Fox and the Grapes (from Aesops Fables)

The watermelon quiz

The largest veg in the world!

Make your own fruit juice

The riddle of the Oxford Orange

Why is it so important to eat Fruit & Veg?


The vegetable wordsearch

Are mushrooms fruit or veg?

Quick Quiz

Find out more

Being a vegetarian


Closing ideas and questions to think about

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