Oranges are sensitive to chill-injury and should be placed in the front of the refrigerator where the temperature tends to be higher. Regardless of the variety of orange, all will maintain their juicy quality for about 2 weeks.
For orange juice, squeeze chilled oranges as close to serving time as to reduce the loss of vitamin C.
You can freeze fresh juice by squeezing the orange and placing the liquid in an airtight container. You can store in the freezer for a month.
Whole citrus does not freeze with good results. When whole oranges are frozen, the juice expands and bursts the cells inside. When the fruit thaws the pulp will be dry and the peel will be mushy.
There are over 600 varieties of oranges worldwide, some of the most popular ones are: navel, Valencia, blood, Hamlin, Cleopatra mandarin, and Jaffa.
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