17 Science Facts That Will Leave You Questioning Everything

Lots of oranges need to be degreened in order to get their distinct orange colour.


Despite them already being perfectly ripe and fine to eat, many oranges that are grown in equatorial regions stay green even after they are picked. In most cases, however, when the oranges are purchased by people in non-equatorial regions, they are only interested in orange oranges. In order to ensure the oranges are able to turn orange, the oranges are exposed to ethylene gas to remove the green from the skin by breaking down its chlorophyll.