What type of orange is ideal for making orange juice?

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wssmom
wssmom August 27, 2011

I personally love navel oranges for juice ...

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vvvanessa
vvvanessa August 27, 2011

i look for the "juice oranges" at my market. they're have slightly thinner skins and are very, very juicy.

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amysarah
amysarah August 27, 2011

Thin skinned oranges, that feel heavy for their size. Usually labeled 'juice oranges.'

Navels often yield relatively little juice, since they're thick skinned, with lots of pith (which of course, makes them easy to peel and eat out of hand.)

Blood oranges are also good - gorgeous ruby color and great flavor. Very lush looking.

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nutcakes
nutcakes August 27, 2011

I'm in CA and we always use Valencia oranges. They are the thin skinned variety and they yield more juice than most.

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latoscana
latoscana August 27, 2011

My father squeezed fresh OJ every morning all his life. He only used juice oranges. They tend to be smallish, with mottled coloring and will not win a beauty contest - they seem very unpromising. But they yield the most juice and the most flavorful juice.

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Soozll
Soozll August 28, 2011

Valencia oranges. Thin skinned with lots of seeds make them difficult eating oranges but they have superior flavor and are excellent for juicing. I even augment prepared juice by juicing a couple of them into the amount I'm serving.

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