Naturally Sweet! Naturally Good!
Tropicana® Premium Fresh oranges are so sweet and tasty it’s easy to forget that they’re also good for you! It’s a well-known fact that oranges are an excellent source of Vitamin C. One medium sized orange provides enough of the Vitamin C your body needs all day!
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The Navel orange got its name from the signature “belly-button” that appears on the blossom end of this variety. The Navel is a large, seedless, thick-skinned orange that is easily peeled and segmented—making it a very popular fruit to eat on the go. Because of its sweet, juicy, delicious taste, the Navel is best for eating fresh out of hand. Although you can juice a Navel orange, over time the juice turns bitter—even if it’s refrigerated—so be sure to squeeze Navel orange juice as needed and drink it right away for the best flavor. Navels are also a great, healthy way to add flavor to your favorite salads, entrees, and desserts.
Did You Know?
Tropicana® Premium Fresh oranges are grown in the United States, Chile, South Africa, Spain, and Uruguay.
The average Tropicana® Premium Fresh orange contains about 80 calories. They are a smart snack choice because they are portable and easy to eat on the go. They are a great source of the antioxidant Vitamin C. Oranges are fat free, sodium free, cholesterol free, and also contain fiber, folate, Vitamin B1, and potassium.
These oranges are the most widely grown orange, making up about half of the world’s entire crop each year! The Valencia is a medium to large-sized, thin-skinned, sweet variety that is just a bit juicier than the Navel. The Valencia is known as the best juicing orange, although it is excellent for eating fresh out of hand too. Valencia juice is also a great, healthy way to marinate meat, poultry, or fish before cooking.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you select a perfect orange?
Oranges are always picked ripe and do not continue to ripen after harvest. Choose firm oranges that are heavy for their size; this means they’ll be juicy. The color of the orange is not a good flavor indicator. Sometimes oranges go through a natural process called “regreening” where the skin of the orange turns back to green. This is simply the act of the orange peel taking up some of the chlorophyll pigment produced by the orange tree. Slightly green oranges may actually be sweeter as they are more likely to be extra-mature. Avoid soft and spongy oranges.
How should I store oranges?
Oranges can be refrigerated or stored at room temperature and will last for up to two weeks. If you like your citrus juicier, store your citrus at room temperature. Store oranges loose rather than wrapped in a plastic bag to avoid developing mold.