You adore squeezing fresh orange juice but do not know which oranges are the best for that? Read the following content and find out which oranges are better for eating and which ones for juicing.
Freshly squeezed orange juice is good for the health of the thyroid gland and contains balanced content of natural sugars, beneficial enzymes, antioxidants, vitamin C, magnesium and potassium that stimulate the metabolism.
Often, we are going to reach for juices that are sold in markets, but they may contain preservatives, added sugars and artificial colors. Moreover, they are mostly concentrated and have more calories than freshly squeezed juices.
Therefore, it is best to make fresh orange juice and use all of the health benefits. But you should know that all of the oranges are not as good for juicing. Some varieties of oranges are good for eating and others for cooking.
Navel oranges are big, have no seeds and are very popular. These oranges are characteristic because they have a small part in the form of a circle at the bottom that resembles as a belly button.
Once you peel these oranges, in the inside, above the bottom, you may notice tiny oranges. The size, taste and the amount of juice they contain makes these oranges popular, and an excellent choice for eating, cooking and juicing.
They can be purchased throughout the year, but they are best during the winter months, from November to January.
Oranges from the Valencia variety are best for juicing
Most of the juices that are sold are made of oranges from the Valencia variety. These oranges usually do not have seeds (may contain up to 7) and are delicious to eat, but are also particularly suitable for making fruit juice. Unlike the Navel oranges, they can be purchased for a longer period of time, and are tastiest from October to January.
Surely you have noticed that in the markets you can find different varieties of tangerines. Ones have orange peel, do not have seeds, are larger, and are good for eating and squeezing juice.
Others have a lighter color, have seeds and are more acidic compared to larger tangerines. The more acidic tangerines contain an ingredient known as synephrine in their composition, which is used in various products for weight loss.