How to Make Orange Juice
Moms and dads, do you know orange juice is very
nutritional for you and your baby both as roughages and a natural juice.
You don’t have to spend a fortune on packaged orange juice or worry about which brand is healthiest and least processed.
Just pick up a bag of fresh oranges. It takes a little work, but getting your orange juice straight from the source is the freshest way to go.
How to make orange juice (manual juicer)
- Press each orange half onto the citrus juices. Twist the orange on a manual juicer.
- Slice each orange in half at its equator, leaving the stem end at one pole, making it easier for the juice to come out.
- Wash it thoroughly to prevent contamination.
- You should check you fruit make sure it’s fresh.
- Juice each orange until all that’s left is the fibrous insides. You should see the white parts of the insides of the peel.
- Repeat the juicing step for each additional orange half.
- Enjoy your freshly squeezed orange juice right away, or store it in the refrigerator.
How to make orange juice (Using the Blender)
- Wash each orange and check each one for signs of spoilage. Discard inedible fruit.
- Peel the rind of each orange and pull apart the wedges.
- Cut wedges from larger oranges in half.
- Add a small amount of water to your blender pitcher. Put some of the orange pieces inside.
- You’ll only want to fill it about one-third of the way to start.
- Cover the blender pitcher and turn it on to a medium setting.
- If it’s having a hard time, pour in a bit more water. Once everything blends, continue adding orange pieces a few at a time.
- Strain the pulpy juice through a strainer or sieve to remove some of the seeds and pulp. For a thinner consistency, use a fine strainer or line your strainer with cheesecloth, to remove the majority of the pulp.
- Pour the juice into glasses and enjoy it immediately — or store in the refrigerator for later.
Tips for Making Orange Juice.
- Dilute your juice if desired with small amounts of water until you have the right flavor.
- Juice half a lemon or grapefruit alongside the oranges to add a bit of tartness.
- Save the rinds of the juice oranges. Grate them with a rasp and add the zest to oatmeal, yogurt or desserts.
BENEFITS OF ORANGE JUICE
- Lowers the risk of stroke
- Prevents cardiovascular disease
- Lowers cholesterol
- Prevents cancer
- Prevents peptic ulcers
- Builds a good immune system
- Protects you against viral infections
- Provides protection against arthritis
- Repairs damaged sperms
- Helps you look younger
- Improves muscular degeneration
- Prevents constipation
References and Resources
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Raw Produce: Selecting and Serving it Safely Produce for Better Health Foundation:
- Juicing Oranges BBC Food: Christmas Dinner: What Would you Eat? Huffington Post: A Buyers’ Guide To OrangeVarieties
Mother Nature Network: How to Choose a Juicer (or Do You Need a Blender?)Share!