There’s really nothing better than a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. But it’s often not that easy to extract all the juice, and squeezing oranges can quickly become a muscle-building exercise. See our Top 4 tips for getting even more juice out of this delicious fruit.
Squeezing oranges: these are our tips
- Roll the orange over and back a few times on your kitchen counter before squeezing it. The pressure of rolling it breaks down the cell walls of the fruit, making it easier for the juice to flow out.
- Heat the orange briefly before squeezing it, as cold fruit yields less juice. To do this, place the orange briefly in hot water or heat it in the microwave for ten seconds.
- If you don’t have an orange squeezer and you are extracting the juice by hand, cut the orange into eight slices instead of just two halves. It is much easier to squeeze the smaller pieces and thus yield more juice than a large piece.
- Alternatively, you can also peel the pieces of fruit, cutting out all the flesh and placing it in a sieve. Using the back of a tablespoon, press the juice from the orange through the sieve.
Good to know: orange juice is high in vitamin C and also rich in carotenoids and flavonoids. All juices are not equal: the freshly squeezed fruit contains the most vitamins and nutrients and is therefore the healthiest option. Studies show that the beneficial nutrients of oranges are possibly even more beneficial in juice form than they are when the fruit itself is eaten. Another reason to enjoy this tropical fruit in juice form every now and then.
Enjoy your freshly squeezed orange juice!
Your Dole Team