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Israeli Red Mullet with Orange Butter

Israel is well known for its tasty fruit. Citrus fruit, in particular, thrive in its warm, sunny climate. The best known is probably the orange, which is exported all over the world carrying a green label with yellow lettering "Jaffa". The Jaffa orange belongs to the shamouti species, which is particularly sweet and has only a few seeds. It was named after the ancient port town of Jaffa on the Mediterranean. Even old Hebrew documents mention that citrus fruit was grown in that area.

Jaffa is now a district of Tel Aviv, which was founded in 1909 and has since developed into a vibrant metropolis. In a reference to New York?s nickname "The Big Apple", Tel Avivians ironically call their city "The Big Orange".

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