Round, citrus fruit consisting of an orange colored outer rind, and an orange colored inner segments, pith and small seeds. Oranges can be eaten by first removing the rind, or they can be juiced. The rind can also be grated and used to flavor cakes and other baked goods.
It is very nutrious, with high contents of vitamin C, folic acid, potassium and flavanoids.
Round thick skinned juicy edible fruit that is a reddish-yellow color when ripe.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
The outer-most layer of the rind can be grated or thinly veneered with a tool called a zester, to produce orange zest. Zest is popular in cooking because it contains the oil glands and has a strong flavour similar to the fleshy inner part of the orange.
It is also used in certain recipes as flavouring or a garnish.
Conserving and Storing
Store them at 12 degrees Celcius (=57o F) or if you like in the refrigerator. This is nice when you use them for squeezing.