Get Fresh with Oranges
We've got the juiciest orange facts, ideas and recipes for the season's brightest produce.
An Orange a Day ...
The world's oldest person when she died at age 115, Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper of the Netherlands swore she owed her longevity to drinking a glass of orange juice a day! (Her other secret? Pickled herring.)
These are the most common types of oranges you'll find at your supermarket -- and they're not all orange! Check out the rainbow of citrus flavor.
Named for the belly button-like bump where you'll find a mini-orange embedded, this seedless, thick-skinned fruit is easy to peel. Its sweet, firm flesh is great for snacking.
The most widely grown orange in the world, this long-ripening fruit has a deep color, and its rich, tart-sweet flavor makes it ideal for juicing.
This red-fleshed orange, usually in stores from January to April, gets its scarlet hue from anthocyanin, a natural pigment. The fragrant, tangy juice is an excellent addition to cocktails, vinaigrettes and seafood marinades.
From the outside, it looks like a regular orange, but inside, this blushing beauty is pretty in pink! The juicy, low-acidity variety of navel orange gets its name from Hacienda Cara Cara in Venezuela, where it was first discovered.
Zest is Best
Don't toss that peel! Did you know that orange rind has four times more fiber per ounce than the fruit? It's also rich in flavonoids, which fight cancer and diabetes and lower cholesterol. Ladies and gentlemen, start your graters!
1 part Cara Cara orange juice + 2 parts sparkling rosé = the perfect brunch cocktail
The oil in orange rind doesn't just smell great, it contains d-limonene, a natural solvent that can cut through grease. For a zingy cleaning spray, steep the rind of four oranges in 1 cup distilled white vinegar for 2 weeks. Strain and dilute with 1 cup water. Put in a spray bottle and use as an all-purpose cleaner!
How to Segment an Orange
Learn how to segment an orange, plus get tips and tricks for the best way to cut and slice oranges.
Cake for Breakfast
Sandwich Greek yogurt, orange segments and a drizzle of honey between two halves of a cran-orange scone for a breakfast shortcake!
Make a fresh ice cream soda: Top two scoops of vanilla ice cream with equal parts freshly squeezed orange juice and ginger ale.
Simmer chunks of yam or sweet potato with butter, freshly squeezed orange juice, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt until the tubers are tender and warmed through.
Marinate flank steak in a mix of soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, freshly squeezed orange juice, ginger and garlic overnight, then grill.
There are so many juicers out there, but which one does the job best? We pitted three manual juicers against each other to see which one could squeeze the most juice out of three oranges weighing in at 14 ounces. On your mark, get set, juice!
Our winner, squeezing out 6 oz. fresh orange juice, was the stoneware juicer. Not only was this juicer the most effective, it also produced juice with the most balanced flavor.
Rach makes this one!
Because this tool squeezes the rind, too, the 5 1/3 ounces of juice tasted more like orange oil than the others.
Pulp lovers, this one's for you! The wooden reamer created 5 1/3 ounces of the most textured sip of the bunch.