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Orange Vs Kinnow: Which is Tastier & Healthier?

Nowadays, purchasing a kinnow at the fruit market rather than an orange is normal. Due to their similar appearance and taste, people often find it difficult to distinguish between the two. But after reading this article all their confusion will come to an end.

Shruti Kandwal
Due to their similar appearance and taste, people often find it difficult to distinguish between orange and kinnow
Due to their similar appearance and taste, people often find it difficult to distinguish between orange and kinnow

Orange and Kinnow are two widely consumed citrus fruits during the winter. Orange comes in many other types besides just kinnow, which you can purchase at the fruit store. Five orange varieties, including kinnow, are available commercially. They include Nagpur orange, Darjeeling orange, Khasi mandarin, and Coorg mandarin. Although the flavors of all these orange varieties vary, they all have the same essential orange characteristic—a high content of vitamin C. Continue reading to learn more about the differences between an orange and a kinnow.

About Kinnow

This high-yielding mandarin, which is sometimes pronounced as Kinoo or Kinu, is a hybrid between the citrus cultivators "King" and "Willow Leaf." It is juicy than oranges and is mostly cultivated in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan, and even Haryana. In 1935, HB Frost developed and introduced this hybrid orange variety.

What is the biological difference?

Given its vast biological differences, you can think of kinnow as the exotic cousin of desi orange. Orange is a hybrid between the citrus reticulate and the citrus maxima, whereas kinnow is a hybrid between the citrus deliciosa and the citrus nobilis.

Orange vs Kinnow: color difference

While orange can vary in color from saffron to light orange, a kinnow is often a dark color.

How is the skin?

Oranges are well known for their very light, thin skin that is simple to peel and is therefore susceptible to sunburn. Kinnow, on the other hand, has tighter, thicker skin that is less prone to sunburn.

What is the price?

Given their large yield compared to oranges, kinnows are renowned for being less expensive. Additionally, orange is more expensive than kinnow since orange has more seeds.

How does it taste?

Despite having a lot in common visually, these two have quite different tastes. Oranges are renowned to be sweet in flavor, whereas kinnow is juicier and has more of a sour taste.

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