News tagged with citrus fruit

Citrus: From luxury item to cash crop

New research from Tel Aviv University reveals that citrons and lemons were clear status symbols for the ancient Roman ruling elite and plots the route and evolution of the citrus trade in the ancient Mediterranean.

dateAug 18, 2017 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Three food grade colorants identified for citrus

In citrus fruit, the color of the peel is a major factor in consumer selection; fresh oranges with a dark orange peel are favored. In order to appeal to consumer preferences, citrus that is picked when it hasn't reached peak ...

dateNov 30, 2015 in Ecology
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Those fruit flies are pickier than you think

On your kitchen counter, it might seem as though fruit flies will show up for just about any type of fruit you leave around for them. But when given a choice about where to lay their eggs, those flies will go for citrus most ...

dateDec 05, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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