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The valencia is traditionally considered the best juice orange - so no need to worry about what can be the questionable appearance of this fruit.

Scientific Binomial Name: Citrus spp.

SELECTION INFORMATION
Usage

Snacks, lunches, juiced, in salads, desserts and as a glaze.

The perfect juice orange.

Selection

Good-quality Valencia oranges should be firm and heavy for their size.

Select thin-skinned oranges with smooth, finely-textured skin.

Valencia oranges turn golden as they become fully ripe, but as they remain on the tree during warmer weather the orange skin re-absorbs chlorophyll from the leaves and the orange turns green again, beginning at the stem end. The fruit is actually fully ri

Avoid

Avoid product with soft spots, dull and faded coloring or rough, grooved or wrinkled skin.

Storage

In general, you don't need to refrigerate citrus if it will be consumed quickly, but it will last longer when refrigerated. Once they reach your preferred level of sweetness, place remaining fruit in the refrigerator to extend the shelf life.

Ripening

As a general rule, citrus will not ripen further after picking. Higher brix (sugar) levels are gained by leaving the fruit on the tree longer, so early season fruit tends to be a bit tart while late season product can be prone to molding due to the highe

  • Nutritional Information
  • Valencia Oranges are Fat-free, Sodium-free,High in fiber, High in vitamin C, Cholesterol-free.

  • Tips & Trivia
  • Sour varieties of oranges have been cultivated since well before the Middle Ages, the sweet ones appearing only in the 15th Century.

    From Southern Asia, the orange spread to Syria, Persia, Italy, Spain and Portugal, and then on a voyage of Columbus, to the West Indies. Spanish explorers took it to Florida and Spanish missionaries took it to California.

    The word "orange" stems from Arabic and Persian terms for the fruit.

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