Oranges - Juicing

Oranges - Juicing

about

The sunniest of fruits is at its best during the bleakest of months - during the winter. Juicing oranges supplied to the UK from Valencia are high in quality and low in price.

Valencia have smooth, thin skins, with very few pips, and are particularly juicy.

Oranges are thought to have their origin in a sour fruit growing wild in the region of South West China and North East India as early as 2,500 BC. For thousands of years these bitter oranges were used mainly for their scent, rather than their eating qualities. The Romans brought the fruit to Europe and later oranges were spread to Spain by the Moorish conquests in the eighth and ninth centuries.

Add segments to salads or a jug of Pimms or sangria. Use the zest and juice for baking, sauces or marinades. Use when cooking game, chicken or fish. Squeeze the juice for breakfast.

nutritional info

Healthwise, oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C, but when the flesh or juice is exposed to air the vitamin content depletes fairly rapidly. Folate and hesperidin (a flavonoid with antioxidant properties) are also present.

storing Oranges - Juicing

Keep in a fruit bowl for about 1-2 weeks. They will keep longer in a fridge, but may lose their sweetness.

source

We source oranges from South-West markets, and we ensure they arrive to the UK via land freight.