Military Produce Group Orange


General Information:

Oranges are in the citrus family with grapefruits, tangerines and clementines, which are all excellent sources of vitamin C.  Try fresh-squeezed orange juice or simply peeling to enjoy this juicy fruit. 

Selection and Storage:

When selecting oranges, look for fruit with a shiny skin with few blemishes, wrinkles or soft area.  The oranges should be heavy for their size indicating they are full of juice.  Store oranges in a cool place at room temperature.

Preparation and Cooking:

Wash the peel of the oranges before working with the fruit.  Oranges can be served peeled, segmented, sliced or chunked with peel on.  An excellent cooking ingredient, the sweetness of the fruit pairs well with savory dishes.