Food Science

The History of Citrus: You Crossed a What with a What?!

The tartness of a lemon, the sweetness of an orange. It’s hard to believe that these two contrasts come from plants that are so closely related, that if they were people, they’d be step-siblings. The story of citrus begins in the Miocene epoch, which was 23.3 - 5.3 million years ago and continues through today, where citrus is regarded as a staple all around the world, and in China, is still..

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