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Orange Trees in Córdoba

Orange Trees in Córdoba

Bitter oranges come from a different tree from sweet oranges, Citrus aurantium. This tree was cultivated in ancient times as an ornamental tree or to use its fruits in cosmetics, but not for consumption.Its bitter taste is due to the presence in the fruit of an organic compound called neohesperidine. This compound is extracted and used in the food industry as a sweetener, is between 250 and 1800 times sweeter than sucrose, and a more persistent sweet taste, similar to licorice.But, of course, it does not contain the type and amount of sugar that a sweet orange, so its gastronomic use is much lower.The bitter orange tree comes from South Asia, and spread to the Mediterranean, Syria and Palestine by the Arabs. The caliphs of Cordoba, during the ninth and tenth centuries, popularized its use as an ornamental plant, planting it in streets, gardens, courtyards and mosques. It is very common to see it still in areas of Andalusia, such as the famous Patio de los Naranjos de la Mezquita de Córdoba.

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Ellen Michaels08-Sep-2018 04:36
Well composed beautiful garden. V
barbarajoy10-May-2018 08:39
Great symmetry in your image of this formal garden. V
Zoltán Balogh21-Mar-2018 16:03
Nice and really inviting. V
Ton T.18-Mar-2018 15:49
Superbly composed! V
laine18-Mar-2018 05:16
Too bitter to eat, but beautiful to look at...what a lovely garden. V
Julie Oldfield18-Mar-2018 02:34
Fabulous symmetry. V
Gill Kopy18-Mar-2018 01:50
Love this shot - so nicely composed with the beautifully sculpted orange trees and gardens V
Carter Creek17-Mar-2018 16:01
Very nice capture of this lovely garden. Love the lines and symmetry. V
Jeff Real17-Mar-2018 14:04
This great composition is very effective
Ursula Miller17-Mar-2018 13:57
Nice composition. I like the symmetry! V
Guy Dube17-Mar-2018 03:42
A great symetric image Jose, very nice! V
Frank Tran17-Mar-2018 02:32
Well composed and captured. V+
Dennis Hoyne17-Mar-2018 02:04
A beautiful patio area so well photographed, would be a pleasant place to relax and spend some time. V
bill friedlander17-Mar-2018 01:31
A very pretty place. The walks are lovely and the trees nicely trimmed. V
Kim17-Mar-2018 00:49
Fine composition Jose! V
Hank Vander Velde17-Mar-2018 00:12
A nice well composed image Jose.
Richard Glenn16-Mar-2018 23:07
Wonderful garden, I bet the Oranges taste great too! V
Walter Otto Koenig16-Mar-2018 22:52
Nice perspective of this beautiful garden. I like the way the sculpted the orange trees. "V"
Helen Betts16-Mar-2018 20:33
I like the symmetry in this excellent composition. Looks like a beautiful garden, too. V.
Clarence King16-Mar-2018 20:31
Great lines and composition of this formal garden. v
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