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Why have Sumo oranges become fashionable? Instagram has spoken

Instagram is an infinite well of wisdom, of that there is no doubt. Fashions and trends go through our screens to, on more than one occasion, leave us speechless. You will never go to bed without knowing something new, especially if you have an account in this social network. But sometimes, the most normal and common thing, like an orange, goes viral. And we wonder why.

The last fruit that has harvested thousands of 'likes' in this application? The orange, but it is not an orange either (we know you were already making weird face) but a type of orange called 'sumo' which is a mix between clementine and Californian orange. A discovery, not only for its flavor, but also for its properties. In three, two, one ... we left at the fruit shop. At first, you might think that it is an orange, but not: its appearance gives it away. It is larger than normal, has thicker skin and has a portauberancia that makes it look like lemon. If you still can not imagine it, there it goes. Has up to official Instagram account.

Where do they come from?

If we go into the history of this type of orange, we discover that they have been cultivated in Japan since the 1970s, but some farmers in California started growing them in 2011. But what exactly does it taste like?

Well, practically the same as a conventional orange, but sweeter. Your pros? It's more, bigger, easier to peel and juicier. In addition, it is less sensitive and even lasts days in the bag, you can not ask for more. After this, you will wonder why New York is obsessed with this type of orange. It's the fault Eva Chen, the fashion director of Instagram, who with more than one million followers, has put this fashionable fruit. No, we're not kidding.

Eva's stories are full of Sumo oranges, what's more, the whole template of Instagram is eating this type of oranges. It is the fashionable citrus. Goodbye to lemons, tangerines and everything else. Now they take the Sumo oranges, which are named after their rough appearance, similar to those that practice this ancestral sport. A very convenient name if we take into account where they come from.

What properties do they have?

They have more sugar, since they are larger (although we must remember that they are good sugars, coming from fruit): a Sumo orange has around 86 calories and 17 grams of sugar. Compared to normal oranges, it is a higher percentage since they have approximately 47 calories and 9 grams of sugar.

How to eat it?

Mul simple, you can take it as lunch or snack, even as a dessert, but also incorporate it to your meals. With a cheese sticks and a handful of nuts for a light meal would be an ideal option full of nutrients, while if you want to accompany, but not star in the dish, you can add some segments in a salad. If you have spare, you're in luck. You can store it in the fridge, this type of oranges last from one to two weeks if they are kept at the ideal temperature.

We still have not convinced you to at least try it? All this, without counting the benefits that citrus fruits have for health.

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