Navel Oranges are one of the most popular varieties of winter citrus fruits. There’s actually at least 50 different varieties of “navel” orange, but as they are all so similar, they’re sold under the one name.
Oranges are great on their own, and are a classic half time snack to take to team sports. The fresh juice is also a delicious treat to enjoy with breakfast. Want to get creative with your oranges? Try adding the segments to savoury cous cous dishes, salads, or marinades for meat, or for something sweet, an orange & almond cake, or home-made marmalade, are great places to start.
A good orange doesn’t have to be perfect in color – skin discolouration and scratches might affect the appearance of an orange, but they do not impact the taste or nutritional benefits.
Oranges, like most citrus fruits, are a great source of Vitamin C – a crucial nutrient for the immune system – and are also high in many different antioxidants.
Oranges can be stored at room temperature, or in the crisper section of your fridge. They will keep for a week if stored at room temperature, and longer if stored in the fridge.