Valencia Oranges are a large orange variety with smooth and pebbled surface and semi-thick fragrant peels. They are well-known for their sweet and distinctive bright colored juice which makes them the best and mainly popular choice in making orange juice among its citrus peers.
Ingredients & Nutrition facts
Average Nutritional Value Per 100g
Nutrition Values per 100g serving contains Vitamin A Retinol Equivalent: 10μg; Vitamin E Alpha Tocopherol: 0.3mg; Vitamin B1: 0.1mg; Vitamin B2: 0.03mg; Niacin 0.4mg 3.48mg; Vitamin B6: 0.07mg; Folate: 32μg; Pantothenic Acid: 0.36mg; Biotin: 0.9μg; Vitamin C: 40mg; Sodium: 1mg; Potassium: 140mg; Calcium: 21mg; Magnesium: 11mg; Phosphorus: 24mg; Iron: 0.3mg; Zinc: 0.2mg; Copper: 0.06mg; Manganese: 0.05mg; Molybdenum: 1μg and Dietary Fiber: 0.8g. Valencia Oranges have healing and anti-inflammatory properties owing to its wide variety of phytonutrient compounds. It is known to lower high blood pressure and cholesterol, protect against cardiovascular diseases, prevent ulcers and reduce risk for stomach cancer, protect respiratory health and promote overall optimal health.
How to use
You can place Valencia Oranges at room temperature in an open bowl, out of direct sunlight for a few days. To maximize their shelf life, store Valencia Oranges unwashed in the fridge to avoid moisture retention on the skins that can lead to mold and spoilage.
Preparation and usage
Wash each Valencia Oranges with water and rub the surfaces gently under running water and dry with a paper towel. For juicing, cut crosswise in half from the middle and squeeze juice using any mechanical or powered juicer. Valencia Oranges are commonly used for their juice but may also be cooked or eaten fresh. Use the juice and zest for marinades, syrups, vinaigrette, cocktails or to flavor sauces and custards. It can also be preserved into jams and pickles or dried into natural candies.
Toss peeled Valencia Orange wedges with beets, olives, fennel, greens and fresh herbs for a healthy salad. Pair it with cheeses, berries, seafood or poultry as canapés. Use in combination with other citrus, olive oils, salts, and honey for a fruity, summery condiment or flavor.
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