Freshly harvested in Citrusdal
The Valencia orange is a sweet orange cultivar named after the famed oranges in València, Spain.
Valued for their high juice content and availability outside of the typical citrus season, Valencia oranges are usually thin-skinned and have a few seeds. They are considered one of the best oranges for juicing.
Valencia oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C, fiber, and folate. They also contain antioxidants that help boost immunity.
The juice can be used for marinades, syrups, vinaigrettes, cocktails, custards, or to flavor sauces for cooked meat dishes. The juice and zest can also be used for baking to flavor cakes, cupcakes, bread, crème Brulee, tarts, and pancakes. When used raw, the flesh can be segmented and served drizzled in honey and bee pollen tossed into green salads, grain bowls, fruit bowls, or garnished over fish. The segments can also be dipped in chocolate, or the rind can be candied and served as a sweet, tangy treat. Valencia oranges pair well with asparagus, snap peas, brussels sprouts, broccoli, fennel, feta cheese, gorgonzola cheese, black tea, ginger, cardamom, thyme, cranberries, apples, roasted beets, olives, pistachios, and pecans. The fruit will keep 2-3 weeks when stored in the refrigerator.