At Sunburst Oranges we know that you can get your orange juice from many different sources. You can buy it in the form of a frozen concentrate or a very convenient ready to pour bottles.
Let’s talk about the bottled variety first. Just because the liquid in the bottle is orange colored it doesn’t mean you are actually getting “real orange Juice.” Some bottles that contain real orange juice you don’t know what the actual concentration of orange juice versus water is. Perhaps most important you don’t know what other chemicals or pesticides are included with the orange juice.
Yes, recent testing of bottled orange juice has shown that trace elements of pesticides have been found. Oranges from Brazil make it into some American made orange juice. In Brazil it is legal to spray chemicals that are illegal to use here in the U.S.
Frozen concentrate OJ is also very popular. It faces the same purity, concentrate ratio and pesticide problems that bottle orange juice faces. How carefully do you read (perhaps most important “understand”) the label. Buzz words like “real” and “free” (as in, free of) don’t really mean what you think they do.
Have you ever experienced fresh squeezed orange juice? If you haven’t you have missed a real delight.
Yes, we will agree that making your own fresh squeezed orange juice takes a bit more work. The taste difference is one you have to experience to appreciate.
At Sunburst Oranges we have taken some of the work out of it. Yes, we have boxes of oranges that are perfect to use to make your very own Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice.
Here is the direct hyperlink; http://www.sunburstoranges.com/#!juice-oranges/c1f02
What happens with Industrially-produced orange juice, is after the oranges are squeezed, the juice is stored in giant holding tanks and the oxygen is removed from them. This allows the liquid to keep for up to a year without spoiling. This makes the juice completely flavorless. Then the industry uses “flavor packs” to re-flavor the juice.
Fresh squeezed orange juice can be a good source of vitamins and other nutrients. Squeezing your own at home would be about the only way to get the real flavor and these nutrients.
Now you just have to add the “Squeeze” part… Next Tuesday May 6th 2014 we will have a “How To” on the best way to squeeze that juice.
Are you looking for the perfect gift for business associates, family or friends, a quick visit to sunburstoranges.com can solve all of your fresh gift giving adventures. We have the finest selections and the freshest citrus you can buy.
Sunburst Packing Co.
180 South “E” Street
Porterville, CA 93257