Organic Oranges: Sweet and Juicy
Organic Oranges are a great source of C Vitamin
Sweet, Juicy and Delicious
Oranges are one of the most popular fruits, versatile and consumed daily throughout the world, they are sour-sweet and juicy, which makes them a delicious fruit. More than 80% of a peeled orange is water and contains an impressive list of essential nutrients such as C, A, E, B1, B9, B6 vitamin, potassium, calcium and antioxidants, in addition to carbohydrates. They are low in calories and fat and they are rich fiber.
Oranges have excellent medicinal properties to prevent colds and prevent kidney stones.
At Bionest we strive to select oranges that are fully ripe, so they have more higher sugars levels and less acid taste.
Being such a versatile fruit, they can be used countless recipes, desserts, dairy products, juices or simply eaten fresh.
Oranges from organic farming
Organic farming requires the best of us.
Oranges in organic farming require soils with a high content of organic matter, it is a demanding tree. To generate these conditions it is advisable to fertilize using organic fertilizers at least once a year.
They are Mediterranean climate trees, that is the reason why Spain is one of the largest citrus exporters in Europe. They also require permeable and low limestone soils where the tree can be anchored. The orange tree is not very resistant to cold, requires significant rainfall (around 1,200 mm), and when it is not covered, it is necessary to resort to irrigation. They need a humid environment both in the soil and in the atmosphere and it is species that requires sunlight for the flowering and fruiting processes.
It is also advisable to prune the orange tree in a regular way, this empowers the plant allowing it to allocate more energy to the development of the fruits, with better pulp and sugar concentration.
Respect for a privileged environment, one of our pillars
Bionest is located very close to the Doñana National Park, one of the most valuable ecological wetlands in Europe. It has pine forests and Mediterranean scrub that serves as a refuge for 300 bird species on its migratory route between Africa and Europe.
We have developed a deep respect and care to preserve this natural environment of such importance through the basic principles of organic farming: a farming system that seeks to respect the environment and generate quality products that are healthy for human consumers and respect the sustainability of the ecosystem.
Respect for biodiversity, the richness of the soil, the treatment of waste or the use of water are some of the crucial factors for agricultural production. Focusing on the irrigation systems that we use in our fruit orchards, we can see how all our strategies are aimed at minimizing the waste of water by studying and preserving the ideal soil moisture needed by each crop:
- Rainwater harvesting to minimize the flow of river water
- Control and monitoring of terraces so that there is no lack of moisture (which could lead to pests and diseases).
- Low consumption irrigation by drip or exudant hose adapted to each species and time of year
- Padding with organic cover in hot months to avoid moisture loss due to evaporation
The commitment of a sustainable philosophy
There is no reason to deny it: today’s intensive industrial agriculture systems produce more fruit than organic farming. Pesticides, fungicides, fertilizers and chemical fertilizers with concentrated levels of Nitrogen, Potassium or Phosphorus get a crop to produce more in less time.
As consumers, we must know and understand that there is simply a problem with these current practices: the health and long-term sustainability of the environment on the planet can be seriously deteriorated.
- The richness and chemical variety of soils, their structure, humus and biological activity (insects, worms, mites, micro zoos, etc.) that occurs in healthy soils, such as in a forest, is completely reduced in the long term.
- Progressive erosion, and increased risk of desertification.
- Effects linked to the natural cycle that exists on the planet with some basic chemical elements for plant life: nitrogen, phosphorus, etc.
- Abnormal presence in the soil (cadmium, arsenic, fluoride, phosphates, etc.)
- Pollution generated by the industry that produces fertilizers.
- Exhaustion of mineral resources.
We are aware of the importance of being at the forefront in terms of research on plant production and the optimal use of natural resources. Achieving the continuous improvement of our products drives us to invest in research, since our findings also promote knowledge about organic farming systems while allowing us to improve our production.
At Bionest we invest in the exploration of new techniques and the development of better processes to continue offering our customers the different varieties of ecological orange of better quality with excellent flavor and good shelf life.
Our production calendar
Unlike other crops in which we have been able to extend production beyond its natural limits (thanks to research on varietal strains), orange is reduced to the first months of the year: January, February, March and April.
Beyond the winter season, we continue to serve countries such as Germany, the United Kingdom and Switzerland products such as the aseptic puree, deep-frozen manufactured in our facilities near El Rocio, Huelva.
The PET that we use comes 100% recycled and it is 100% recyclable, which, in addition to a responsible use from the customers makes it a sustainable packaging.
Although we have been promoting cardboard packagings for many years with many positive qualities, we still use plastic flowpack to close them, for reasons of hygiene and food quality, thus reducing the use of plastic for packaging by up to 90%.
FINAL CUSTOMERS DEMAND NOT ONLY ORGANIC CROPS, BUT A PACKAGING THAT DOES NOT GENERATE UNNECESSARY PLASTIC RESIDUES.
Recently, since 2016, we launched a line of tubs in 100% recycled, recyclable and biodegradable kraft cardboard. Since then its demand has increased exponentially. The final customers not only demand organic crops, but a packaging that does not generate unnecessary plastic waste.
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