Named after the Spanish city of Valencia, Valencia oranges are round to slightly oval. They have medium to thin skin that is of a golden orange colour. Its skin also has a leathery texture that is slightly rough. Its flesh is juicy, sweet, and tender with a subtle tangy hit. This makes Valencia oranges a good choice of orange to make orange juice. These fresh oranges are packed with nutrients like fibre, vitamin C, potassium, and more.
To be kept refridgerated
Ways to eat/use Valencia Oranges:
Can be eaten as it is, made into orange juice, used for marinade, etc.
What is the difference between Navel Oranges and Valencia Oranges?
Valencias seeds have limonin, an antioxidant which converts enzymes when exposed to air and becomes bitter. Since they are only found in the seeds, Valencia oranges are perfect for storing for alonger time. However, unlike Valencias, Navel oranges flesh turn bitter within 30 minutes when exposed to air because their limonin is in their flesh.
What are the benefits of eating Valencia Oranges?
Valencia oranges are a good source of fibre and potassium. Both of these nutrients support heart health and can reduce the risk of heart disease. They are also high in vitamin C, a vitamin that is important for maintaining skin health.