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January - Oranges


OrangeOranges belong to the citrus family and are actually a type of berry!

General info:

  • Oranges are used in a wide variety of juices but can also be found in savoury dishes and desserts.
  • Citrus fruits are very difficult to grow in Britain but if you want to have a go yourself, you can grow them in pots outside during summer and bring them in during winter.
  • There are many types of oranges, Valencia, Navel and the more colourful blood variety. 




Nutritional info:

  • Oranges are a fantastic source of Vitamin C and folate which are important for maintaining healthy body tissues and blood formation.
  • Try to include a variety of fruit and veg in your 5 a day to get a wide range of nutritional benefits like maintain a healthy weight, blood pressure and gut.
  • 1 medium orange = 1 of your 5 a day

How to prepare:

  • When buying oranges, the firmer, weightier ones tend to be juicier.
  • Juicing – roll the orange on a flat surface before juicing, or heat in the microwave for 20 seconds.
  • Zest – wash the skin thoroughly before grating.
  • Most oranges will keep at room temperature for a few weeks.


We pulled together some of our delicious recipes using oranges for you to try below. Alternatively search our recipe collection for more inspiring recipes.

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