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17 Different Orange Fruits You’ll Love

Need a boost of vitamin C? These orange fruits can help!

They’re full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. 

Chances are you’ve scarfed down an orange or two for an immunity boost. 

Fresh Organic Tangerine Oranges with Leaves

But did you know there’s a whole world of orange fruits out there that go beyond citrus? Some are even healthier, too. 

Ranging from sweet to tart to sour, each one is irresistibly delicious. 

Whether you need a quick snack or looking to make your meals pop, this collection showcases the best orange fruits for you to try.

17 Different Orange Fruits

1. Tangerines

Tangerines with Leaves in a Wooden 

Do you ever wonder why nature blesses us with citrus fruits in the winter? 

It’s because of vitamin C, and tangerines are a great source.

They’re commonly thought of as a mini oranges. But don’t let those adorable fruits fool you!

They’re actually part of the mandarin family. Sweet, juicy, and small, they’re the perfect size for a quick citrus snack. 

2. Blood Orange

Blood Oranges Whole and Sliced in a Metal Basket

Of all the oranges, blood oranges have the most magnificent color.

But did you know that’s what makes them so nutritious? 

Common in purple, blue, and red produce, their pigment is an antioxidant called anthocyanins.

It can help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Call me biased, but these are also one of my favorite citrus fruits! 

From cocktails to all sorts of yummy recipes, there are so many ways to use them. 

I love pairing them with goat cheese, beets, and avocado. And they make any salad burst with color!  

3. Mandarin Orange

Mandarin Oranges in a Woven Basket

We pack them in our kid’s lunches, we keep them on hand for a quick snack, and we just love how they taste. 

What are they? Mandarin oranges!

Mandarin oranges are a favorite due to their sweet flavor and easy-to-peel skin. 

The best part is you can find a way to use the whole fruit.

The zest can make baked goods pop and juice adds zing to salad dressings. 

4. Papayas

Papayas Whole and Sliced on a Wooden Table

When the weather warms up, you can catch me outside devouring a juicy papaya. 

This tropical fruit has a buttery texture and sweet flavor. Just be sure to eat it when it’s ripe! 

Unripened papaya doesn’t have the most pleasant taste. So be sure it’s soft to the touch and mostly yellow. 

Aside from that, papayas are full of antioxidants, vitamin C, and lycopene.

5. Persimmons

Persimmons on a Cloth Sack

Here’s something many of you may not know. Persimmons are great dipped in homemade hummus

Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself. 

While they might look sort of like an orange tomato, they couldn’t taste more different.

They have a delicate honey-like flavor that is very distinct. 

With over 17 persimmon varieties to try, you’ll have plenty of options for your persimmon recipes.

6. Apricots

Apricots in a Wooden Bowl

Raw, dried, or cooked, apricots are a great addition to all sorts of dishes. 

These stone fruits have a nice balance of sweet and tart.

Their flavor makes them particularly good in desserts like crisps and cobblers.

Packed with vitamins and minerals, they offer a wide range of health benefits, including improved digestion and skin health.

7. Peaches


Biting into a juicy peach in the dead heat of summer is incredibly refreshing.

There’s no denying the deliciousness of their juicy flesh!

However, it’s their skin that causes a bit of commotion. 

Not everyone likes the fuzzy texture. Luckily, there are all sorts of ways to enjoy their flavor without the fuzz.

Some great options are canned peaches, desserts, and smoothies to name a few.

8. Cantaloupe

Cantaloupes Whole and Sliced on a Wooden Table

Cantaloupe gets a lot of flack as being a mundane fruit salad filler. But when it’s ripe, it has a great flavor. 

It also has a surprising amount of health benefits. Beta carotene is one, which is a carotenoid important for eye health. 

Eat an entire cup, and you’ll also get your daily dose of vitamin C. 

Not only that, but it has a high water content that will help you stay hydrated.

9. Mangoes

Mangoes in a Wooden Basket

Mangoes are another tropical fruit I could eat all day long. And I have a good feeling I’m not alone. 

That sweet nectar tastes like a gift from the heavens! 

Add it to fish tacos, toss it in a cocktail, and enjoy the summer weather. As a summer fruit, you’ll find it ripe all season. 

You’ll also find numerous varieties like Honey, Haden, Francis, and Tommy Atkins. 

10. Orange Cherry Tomatoes

Freshly Picked Orange Cherry Tomatoes

Tomatoes come in a variety of colors. Those teeny-tiny orange ones, though, are downright delish. 

But wait for a second, aren’t tomatoes a vegetable? It’s a long-standing debate and a common point of confusion. 

According to Britannica, they’re both, so they belong here, too. 

Debate aside, those sweet juicy tomatoes taste like candy. Try them in salads, gazpacho, pasta, and more. 

11. Orange Peppers

Orange Peppers in Vegetable Basket

Orange peppers are another fruit that is also considered a veggie.

They have a crisp texture, sweet flavor, and a whole slew of health benefits. 

A single pepper contains over 200 percent of your daily dose of vitamin C. They’re also a good source of vitamins A and B-6.

That’s all the more reason to add them to fajitas, stir-fry, breakfast hash, and then some.

12. Kumquats

Kumquats in a Wooden Bowl

Kumquats look like a cross between an orange and an itty-bitty Easter egg. 

Native to eastern Asia, kumquat means “golden orange” in Chinese, a very fitting name, indeed.

Unlike other fruits, the entire thing is edible. Yes, that includes the peel and the seed.

Bite into one whole and you’ll get a range of flavors. The outside is sour while the inside is super sweet. 

If you’re looking to incorporate them into your diet, try any one of my favorite 17 kumquat recipes.

13. Winter Squashes

Variety of Winter Squashes

All the best winter squashes range in shades of orange, like pumpkins, butternut, and red kuri for instance. 

Each one has a signature flavor that tastes good in a myriad of things.

You can add them to soups, stews, pasta, muffins, and cakes. The options are endless. 

If you need a little inspiration, try this butternut squash soup. It’s a foolproof recipe that never disappoints.

14. Golden Berry

Golden Berries on a Wooden Board

Like tomatillos and ground cherries, golden berries are wrapped in a paper husk. Fold back the layer and you’ll find a sweet surprise. 

They have a tropical quality that’s sort of like a mango and tangy like a pineapple.

Although they’re in the nightshade family, they offer plenty of benefits that come with other berries. 

Antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals are a few reasons to indulge.

15. Marian Plum

Marian Plums in a Woven Basket

Another orange egg-shaped fruit is the Marian plum. 

Also known as plum mango, Ma-praang, and Ganadria, this particular fruit is sweet and sour.

It’s part of the mango family, which explains why it sort of tastes like one, too.

When it comes to cooking, there is certainly no shortage of ways to prepare it.

You can pickle it, turn it into ice cream, make a compote, or snack on it raw.

16. Lucuma

Lucumas Whole and Sliced on a Round Plate

Have you ever heard of lucuma? Neither had I until recently.

Native to the Andes, this orange fruit tastes earthy and sweet like a sweet potato. 

Getting it fresh can be a little tricky in the states. The powdered and dried form is more readily available.

If you’re looking to give it a try, it’s a great sweetener substitute you can use in beverages and baked goods.

17. Kiwano – African Cucumber

Kiwano – African Cucumbers Whole and Sliced on a Cutting Board

Have you ever looked at an exotic fruit and wondered how humanity discovered it was edible? That’s Kiwano. 

This spiky-horned melon has a very striking appearance. One glance, and it’s easy to see how it evokes curiosity. 

Part of the cucumber family Cucurbitaceae, the green pulp tastes like a cross between a melon, kiwi, and citrus fruit. 

It also has plenty of nutrients making it worth your while.

17 Different Orange Fruits You’ll Love

Get a boost of nutrition in your diet with these tasty orange fruits! From tangerines to papayas to peaches, each one is such a treat.


  • Tangerines

  • Blood Orange

  • Mandarin Orange

  • Papayas

  • Persimmons

  • Apricots

  • Peaches

  • Cantaloupe

  • Mangoes

  • Orange Cherry Tomatoes

  • Orange Peppers

  • Kumquats

  • Winter Squashes

  • Golden Berry

  • Marian Plum

  • Lucuma

  • Kiwano – African Cucumber


  • Select your favorite orange fruit.
  • Organize all the required ingredients.
  • Prep a fruity treat in 30 minutes or less!
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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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