Food by any other colour

What came first, the fruit or the colour? I don't know, but I can attest to the fact that oranges are not orange here in Cameroon. The colour orange only comes at a state of extreme ripeness; that stage where if you look at the fruit the wrong way it'll rot.

Accordingly, oranges are picked, sold, and eaten green - on the outside anyway. I must admit they do taste different from any oranges I've had before, so in all fairness, they are probably a different breed of orange than those we eat in North America, so perhaps the latter has done more to earn their name.


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