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What type of orange is ideal for making orange juice?

asked by a Whole Foods Market Customer over 6 years ago

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added over 6 years ago

I personally love navel oranges for juice ...

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added over 6 years ago

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

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added over 6 years ago

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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added over 6 years ago

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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added over 6 years ago

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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added over 6 years ago

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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