Fresh Aussie Navel Oranges
There’s nothing wrong with navel gazing.
That is, if you’re staring at a delicious, ALDI fresh, Aussie Navel Orange. Filled with vitamin C, they are a great snack to ward off a winter cold.
Where do our Navel oranges come from?
ALDI’s low prices don’t reflect taste or quality. Our Navel Oranges are grown in the Riverina district of New South Wales, Mildura in Victoria and Renmark, South Australia.
A second-generation supplier.
One of our suppliers is Kidman Way Citrus - a family owned and operated business established in 2001. Kidman Way is located in Griffith, in the north-western part of the Riverina region of New South Wales, known commonly as the food bowl of Australia. There must be a lot of food in that bowl, because they supply 4000 tonnes of citrus to ALDI stores every year! For six years ALDI has helped them get Navel Oranges, Valencia Oranges and Ruby Red Grapefruit from their Aussie farms, to your mouth!
Just in time for half-time.
It’s no coincidence that Navel Oranges arrive in May. Right in the middle of footy season. They’re the unofficial half-time snack for footy players everywhere. Segmented and shared, they’ll give you an extra kick of energy to get you through a game.
What’s with the belly button?
Sometimes, the truth is really stranger than fiction. That’s not actually a belly button on your Navel Orange. It’s the orange’s twin. Every Navel Orange actually grows a second “twin” fruit opposite its stem. It remains underdeveloped, but from the outside, it resembles a human navel. Hence the name!
No seeds on the scene.
Navel Oranges are seedless…so how do they grow? Well, they grow from propagation, which is a fancy name for cutting a bit off and planting it to start a new tree. This is how Navel Oranges have spread all around the world – starting with a single tree in a monastery in Brazil, way back in the 1800s. ALDI doesn’t get oranges from Brazil, though. We get ours from local farms all over Australia!