A juicy fleshed orange having a thicker skin, which is generally easy to peel, with flesh that is juicy and sweet. The Naval orange makes a good fruit for juice or for snacking and fruit salads. Navel oranges are easy to recognize because of the growth that resembles a human navel on the end opposite the stem end. This growth contains a small embryonic fruit in the orange. There are two common varieties of this orange, the common Naval and the Red Naval. The common Naval has an orange colored flesh while the Red Naval has a ruby flesh that is due to the presence of lycopene, as occurs with the ruby flesh of the red grapefruit.
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