Friday, August 29, 2014

Sunburst Oranges Says Just Add Lemons

It's Lemonade Season!

Lemonade Kit
Contains: Reed Family lemonade recipe, 6 Sunburst Lemons, a cutting board, hand squeezer and 1-16 oz. jar of Sunburst Orange Blossom honey w/wooden honey dipper.  $45.00

Lemonade Refill Bag
Contains 12 Sunburst Lemons (makes approx. 2 batches of Lemonade) $19.95

Lemon Garnish Bag
Contains: 6 Sunburst Lemons. Keep lemons on hand for your tea, gourmet foods or drinks. $10.95

"Sunburst Lemon Summer Special"
A box of lemons shipped directly to your home every two weeks. You will receive an email when it is time to re-order, 2 weeks after your first shipment. Contains approx. 24 lemons per box. $30.00

From lemonade to your favorite recipes, purchase lemons for any occasion just by selecting the amount you need by visit to http://sunburstoranges.com or calling 559-561-3391. You can also purchase them in bulk, with our "Sunburst Lemon Summer Special" and have them sent directly to your home every two weeks. We sell only the finest selections and the freshest citrus you can buy.

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Sunburst Oranges
180 South “E” Street
Porterville, CA  93257
559-561-3391

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sunburst Oranges Asks, What Are Your Labor Days Plans?

While the calendar may say that summer ends three weeks into September most folks feel that the Labor Day Weekend Holiday truly marks the end of summer.

Many of us get out and celebrate with a picnic and refreshing citrus drinks. Of course, lemonade is the traditional thirst quencher that we all enjoy. 

I don’t know about you, but, I feel that there is nothing better than fresh squeezed homemade lemonade.

The web contains many different recipes to make your own.  We are, of course, partial to the one we published on August 14th, 2014.  http://sunburstoranges.blogspot.com/2014/08/sunburst-oranges-refreshing-lemonade.html

Many folks have let us know that they add a sprig of mint to their lemonade for a festive touch.  My plan is to try that while I kick back and watch some of this weekend’s NASCAR races.

We don’t to let you feel that you must stop enjoying lemonade just because we have passed an arbitrary date on the calendar.  Nothing could be further from the truth. Just a big reminder that Sunburst Oranges is a great place to buy your fresh savory lemons a source that is close to the trees that produce those lemons.

With all we read and see in the news today it always great to know the source of your food. All of your food that is.

More and more folks are talking about orange juice as a great thirst quencher as well.  Sure enough orange juice has moved on from being just a breakfast drink.  Mixing your fresh squeezed juice with sparkling water or seltzer (carbonated water) gives a special treat to that fresh glass of juice.  Make sure you don’t add too much water and over dilute your orange juice.

Trying to find something new to throw on the grill?  May we suggest another recipe that we offered on April 29th, 2014 - Sunburst Orange Honey Glazed Grilled Pork Tenderloins.
http://sunburstoranges.blogspot.com/2014/04/sunburst-orange-honey-glazed-grilled.html
If you looking for a great and tasty dish to wrap up your grilling season this is a sweet, savory and spicy dish to wow your quests. Keep in mind that you may need to double or triple the recipe to handle a big crowd.

Let us know how your Labor Day Celebrations and barbecue went for your family.

Are you looking for the perfect gift for business associates, family or friends? A quick visit to http://sunburstoranges.com can solve all of your fresh gift giving adventures. We sell only the finest selections and the freshest citrus you can buy.

Presented By:
Sunburst Oranges
180 South “E” Street
Porterville, CA  93257
559-561-3391

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Facebook Community “Orange is the New Liver”

Keeping with our coverage of “All Things Orange” we wanted to bring this charitable event and cause to your attention.

There is a new Facebook community “Orange is the New Liver” https://www.facebook.com/orangeisthenewliver

They are helping to promote awareness for the American Liver Foundation and related liver disease programs.

5K Liver Life Walk Los Angeles on September 21, 2014
Ocean View Park, 2701 Barnard Way 90405 Registration: 8am; Walk Begins: 10am
http://go.liverfoundation.org/site/TR/LiverLifeWalk2014/LiverLifeWalk?team_id=55000&pg=team&fr_id=4100

The Liver Life Walk is a celebration of my commitment to a world free of liver disease. Please help me make that goal a reality! I support the American Liver Foundation® because it:

The American Liver Foundation advocates on behalf of more than 30 million Americans with liver disease on the federal, state, and local levels.

They provide education programs, support services, and outreach activities that reach more than 200,000 individuals annually and help raise awareness about liver disease prevention and management.

A future free of liver disease, is the goal the volunteers and staff of the American Liver Foundation® work toward every day. You can join them and make a difference as a participant in the Liver Life Walk®. Your participation will keep us moving forward in the fight against one of America's fastest growing public health concerns -- liver disease.

The American Liver Foundation is the largest non-governmental supporter of liver disease research in the United States and since 1979, the American Liver Foundation Research Awards Program has provided more than $24 million to more than 750 qualified scientists and physicians.

Also on the west coast there is a American Liver Foundation Liver Life Walk in San Francisco on September 20, 2014. Join the Liver Life Walk® San Francisco on Saturday, September 20 at the Music Concourse in San Francisco’s fabled Golden Gate Park. Registration begins at 9:00 am and the one mile Walk begins at 10:00 am. There is no registration fee to participate in the Walk. Funds raised support medical research, public education, patient support services, and advocacy. Every individual participant who raises $100 will receive an official 2014 Liver Life Walk event t-shirt!

Are you looking for the perfect gift for business associates, family or friends? A quick visit to http://sunburstoranges.com can solve all of your fresh gift giving adventures. We sell only the finest selections and the freshest citrus you can buy.

Presented By:
Sunburst Oranges
180 South “E” Street
Porterville, CA  93257
559-561-3391

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sunburst Grilled Lobster Salad With Orange-Tarragon Dressing

Grilled Lobster Salad with Orange-Tarragon Dressing is a wonderful cold salad that may be served as a main entrée or try on a roll for a change of pace.

Sunburst Grilled Lobster Salad With Orange-Tarragon Dressing

Prep Time: 35 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins 

Ingredients:
3 Tbsp. fresh tarragon leaves, chopped
4 Sunburst oranges, divided
2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1/4 cup sunflower or vegetable oil
Salt and white pepper, to taste
4 lobster tails (approx. 1/4 lb each) in shells
1 head butter lettuce
1 medium avocado, cut into ½” cubes
1 yellow bell pepper, coarsely chopped
1 red onion, coarsely chopped
1 pack cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters

Instructions: 
Prepare dressing by whisking tarragon, juice and zest of 2 oranges, mustard, and oil in medium bowl.

Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper; set aside 1/4 cup for marinade.

Prepare grill for medium-high heat.

Spoon some marinade on lobster meat and place meat side down on grill.

Grill lobster tails for 8-10 minutes on each side, until meat is opaque (white/pink in color) and can be pulled easily from shell.

On serving plates, place butter lettuce leaves as bed for salad.

Remove meat from lobster shell, and cut in half lengthwise.

Top lettuce leaves with lobster meat, avocado, tomato, bell pepper, onion and segments of remaining 2 oranges.

Drizzle each serving with dressing; pass additional dressing on the side.

Nutritional Facts 
Calories 445.6  Calories from Fat 214 48% Total Fat 23.8 g 36% Saturated Fat 3.2 g 16% Cholesterol 79.3 mg 26% Sodium 300.4 mg 12% Total Carbohydrate 33.8 g 11% Dietary Fiber 8.9 g 35% Sugars 13.9 g 55% Protein 28.5 g 56%

Are you looking for the perfect gift for business associates, family or friends? A quick visit to http://sunburstoranges.com can solve all of your fresh gift giving adventures. We sell only the finest selections and the freshest citrus you can buy.

Presented By:
Sunburst Oranges
180 South “E” Street
Porterville, CA  93257
559-561-3391

Monday, August 25, 2014

Elephants Enjoy Oranges at the New National Elephant Center

Orange Elephant "Piggy" Bank from urbanoutfitters.com
Four African elephants are now living on 200 acres in the heart of Florida's citrus grove region in the newly opened National Elephant Center.

The center is open to two categories of the mammoth mammals: those sent for a limited stay by zoos that need to temporarily free up space for renovations and elephants that need a permanent home when their previous institutional or private owners can no longer care for them.

Officials at the center, quickly learned the elephants ate oranges from the old trees, eating up to three-hundred oranges a day. Elephants seem to know what is good for them. Or maybe they just enjoy the wonderful sweet taste of oranges.

Some of the elephants at the center are on loan from Disney. The land is leased from a private citrus grove at $1 per year.

The primary goal of the center is to support the individual welfare and long-term sustainability of elephants, which are on the endangered species list.

Officials hope to build a total of five barns to eventually house a dozen elephants.

The National Elephant Center's executive director is John Lehnhardt.

A gift shop in downtown Fellsmere, FL, sells bracelets that help to support the National Elephant Center.

There are estimates that ten percent of the entire African elephant population was poached for ivory last year.

Even if you don’t have Elephants to feed, may we suggest Sunburst Oranges for your supply of nature’s sweet treat, oranges.

Are you looking for the perfect gift for business associates, family or friends? A quick visit to http://sunburstoranges.com can solve all of your fresh gift giving adventures. We sell only the finest selections and the freshest citrus you can buy.

Presented By:
Sunburst Oranges
180 South “E” Street
Porterville, CA  93257
559-561-3391

Friday, August 22, 2014

Sunburst Orange Blossom Honey!

There is a magnificent by-product of having bees do our pollinating and it is the most wonderful tasting honey.

Just like eating Sunburst Oranges, eating our Sunburst Orange Blossom Honey has many beneficial properties. 

The healing powers of honey have been used for centuries, but you might be surprised how many health benefits you can get from this kitchen staple. This golden liquid has been shown to help fix ailments ranging from a pesky cough to a painful wound.

However, children under the age of one should never consume honey, raw or pasteurized. 

Recent research shows that honey treatment may help disorders such as ulcers and bacterial gastroenteritis.

When shopping for honey and you'll see that some are lighter, others are darker. In general, the darker the honey, the more antibacterial and antioxidant power it has.

Honey helps with coughs. In a study of 110 children, a single dose of honey was just as effective as a single dose of dextromethorphan in relieving nocturnal cough and allowing proper sleep.

Pure, California Honey created in the Orange Blossoms of the San Joaquin Valley. 

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 sell only the finest selections and the freshest citrus you can buy.

Presented By:
Sunburst Oranges
180 South “E” Street
Porterville, CA  93257
559-561-3391

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sunburst Oranges Talks Orange Blossom Honey Benefits

Most of us use honey to sweeten our foods and beverages.  Few of us realize that Honey is a powerful food, beauty aide and a natural topical antibiotic. Honey naturally contains 18 amino acids, plus small amounts of a many vitamins and minerals. 

The old wives’ tales we hear are actually often based in truth, as honey has been used in folk medicine for thousands of years. Ancient Egyptian physicians used honey in medicinal compounds 5,000 years ago and the Greeks physicians believed that honey could promote longevity.  

Not only can honey soothe and lubricate a sore throat, but because of its nutrient-rich profile, it has been used internally and externally for a variety of other benefits, including...

Improved Athletic Performance
Most athletes rely on carbohydrates for continued energy during intense training. Studies have shown that the glucose found in honey, plus other natural sugars, can provide the same boost to athletes. Instead of consuming refined sugars and high fructose corn syrup, which is on many lists as one of the worst things we can consume and is found in many sports drinks, opt for an all-natural boost of honey.

Improved Relaxation and Sleep
Honey can promote relaxation and help ease you to sleep at night. The natural sugar found in honey raises our insulin slightly and allows tryptophan, the compound famous for making us sleepy after eating turkey at Thanksgiving, to enter our brains more easily. Taking a spoonful of honey before bed can help you get restful sleep.

Fewer Allergic Reactions
Taking a high-quality raw local honey for two months before allergy season can actually lessen your allergies. Bees carry the pollen that aggravates seasonal allergies, and some of that pollen becomes part of the honey. Consuming honey daily before allergy season can help your body grow accustomed to the pollen and protect your body against the effects during allergy season.

Treat Cuts and Scrapes
Honey has well known natural antibacterial properties that prevent infection in minor abrasions. Plus, its thickness will protect against bacteria and dirt entering your minor wounds. Simply dab a little honey onto your cut and cover with a bandage.

Honey is one of Mother Nature’s most versatile foods. It not only serves as a delicious, all-natural sweetener, but it’s a helpful tool in supporting a healthy body and glowing appearance. Why do you think it’s been so popular for thousands of years?

Please see our Honey page: www.sunburstoranges.com/#!local-honey/cp92 

Are you looking for the perfect gift for business associates, family or friends? A quick visit to http://sunburstoranges.com can solve all of your fresh gift giving adventures. We sell only the finest selections and the freshest citrus you can buy.

Presented By:
Sunburst Oranges
180 South “E” Street
Porterville, CA  93257
559-561-3391

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sunburst Oranges Presents All Things Orange

You just might expect that here at Sunburst Oranges we have “Orange” on the brain. So when we see or read about new and unique uses of Orange it catches our attention.

What follows is a list of orange things that has caught our attention lately.

Proflowers is selling Orange Roses.

We all think goldfish and Koi are the best looking orange colored fish.

We think orange is a great fashion color.

Monarch butterflies look great in their striking orange and black color.

So many, many beautiful orange flowers.

Yummy orange M&Ms.

Beautiful orange breasted Orioles.

Then there is the orange headed Woodpecker.

Orange High Heels.

Orange Pencils.

Orange hued wild mushrooms.

The orange planet Mars.

Bright orange doors on Santorini.

Halloween Candy Corn.

Fresh organic carrots.

Orange leather purses.

Tillamook Dairy is using cute orange Volkswagen buses to promote their line of cheese products.



Show us photos on our Facebook page http://facebook.com/sunburstoranges about some of your orange colored things.

Are you looking for the perfect gift for business associates, family or friends? A quick visit to http://sunburstoranges.com can solve all of your fresh gift giving adventures. We sell only the finest selections and the freshest citrus you can buy.

Presented By:
Sunburst Oranges
180 South “E” Street
Porterville, CA  93257
559-561-3391

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sunburst Oranges Presents Chocolate Orange Cream Pie

We find a great combination of flavors are orange and chocolate and this pie will give you plenty of both. 

Ingredients

Keebler® Ready Crust® Chocolate Pie Crust 
16 ounces of milk
2 tablespoons orange zest (approximately 2 Sunburst Oranges)
12 to 16 orange segments (yes, the same oranges)
13 ounces of 65% chocolate, chopped into 1/4-inch chunks or smaller
5 tablespoons corn syrup
A pinch of Redmond Real Salt
4 ounces mascarpone cheese
6 ounces heavy cream
2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

Directions

After zesting the Sunburst Oranges, peel and reserve the orange segments. In a medium-sized saucepan, combine milk and orange zest. Make sure you don’t get any of the white orange pith.

Bring the milk and zest just to a boil, then turn off the heat and allow it to steep for at least 20 minutes before straining. This will deliver the best and brightest orange flavor. Pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer to remove the zest, and return the infused milk to a clean, medium-sized saucepan. Combine chopped chocolate, salt, and corn syrup in a large bowl. Bring milk just to a boil, then pour milk over the chocolate mixture and allow it to sit for 2 minutes. Then, stir milk and chocolate mixture until all of the chocolate is melted. Pour mixture back into the saucepan over low heat, and stir continuously for approximately 8 minutes, taking care to prevent the mixture from burning on the bottom of the pan. The mixture will thicken and begin to bubble. Continue stirring until it has thickened to the consistency of pudding. Remove from heat and pour the filling into the pie shell. Press plastic wrap directly on the surface of the filling (not over the crust), and chill for at least 4 hours (overnight is ideal).

To serve: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, whip the cream and confectioner's together until the cream has thickened but does not yet hold soft peaks. Add the mascarpone and whip until the mixture holds medium peaks. Fill the pie shell. Top pie with the whipped mixture and decorate with Sunburst Orange segments. Serve immediately.

Are you looking for the perfect gift for business associates, family or friends? A quick visit to http://sunburstoranges.com can solve all of your fresh gift giving adventures. We sell only the finest selections and the freshest citrus you can buy.

Presented By:
Sunburst Oranges
180 South “E” Street
Porterville, CA  93257
559-561-3391

Monday, August 18, 2014

Sunburst Oranges: Wasps May Save Oranges From Greening Disease

Citrus greening disease is threatening to collapse the American citrus industry: a cold glass of orange juice could become a luxury commodity. The citrus industry is pouring millions of dollars each year into trying to find a cure for the disease, which causes citrus trees to produce small, bitter fruits with damaged seeds.

Since 2005, citrus greening has laid siege to citrus is Florda. A little bug just a tenth of an inch long, the Asian citrus psyllid, carries the disease, and these critters have been spreading across the country.

To help curb the disease, parasitic wasps from Pakistan are being researched. As part of their life cycle, the wasps, which are even smaller than the Asian citrus psyllids, lay their eggs on the psyllids' bellies. Parasites are, in general, highly specific, and the wasp in question, Tamarixia radiate, only goes after Asian citrus psyllids, not other native psyllids. The researchers were careful to look out for possible ecological side effects before they started releasing the wasps a few years ago. These sorts of safeguards are incredibly important.

Assuming an imported predator or pathogen takes and there's no negative consequences on the rest of the ecosystem, biological control is extremely efficient, far cheaper and safer than constantly relying on pesticides. When it works, biocontrol is great.

The field of biological control, using one species to keep another in check, is a growing one. Cornell University's Anthony Shelton's biocontrol website lists dozens of wasps, flies, bacteria, fungi, beetles, and other bugs that have been approved for use to control the populations of other species.

http://www.biocontrol.entomology.cornell.edu/index.php

Another approach to control of the greening disease that is being considered is genetically modified oranges to resist the Asian citrus psyllids.

A recent report in Reuters explains that the Huanglongbing (HLB) bacteria, or "yellow dragon disease", is ravaging orange groves throughout Florida. The disease was first identified in China more than 100 years ago, and it has now somehow spread to the U.S. where some experts say it could wipe out the majority or entirety of Florida's orange groves within seven or eight years.

But instead of trying to address the root causes of the issue -- causes that opponents of GMOs say include overuse of pesticides and nutrient-depleted soil -- some government agencies are proposing that biotechnology companies be granted their wish to genetically-modify the trees to artificially resist the Asian pest.

Are you looking for the perfect pest and GMO free gift for business associates, family or friends? A quick visit to http://sunburstoranges.com can solve all of your fresh gift giving adventures. We sell only the finest selections and the freshest citrus you can buy.

Presented By:
Sunburst Oranges
180 South “E” Street
Porterville, CA  93257
559-561-3391

Friday, August 15, 2014

Sunburst Oranges Says Just Add Lemons

It's Lemonade Season!

Lemonade Kit
Contains: Reed Family lemonade recipe, 6 Sunburst Lemons, a cutting board, hand squeezer and 1-16 oz. jar of Sunburst Orange Blossom honey w/wooden honey dipper.  $45.00

Lemonade Refill Bag
Contains 12 Sunburst Lemons (makes approx. 2 batches of Lemonade) $19.95

Lemon Garnish Bag
Contains: 6 Sunburst Lemons. Keep lemons on hand for your tea, gourmet foods or drinks. $10.95

"Sunburst Lemon Summer Special"
A box of lemons shipped directly to your home every two weeks. You will receive an email when it is time to re-order, 2 weeks after your first shipment. Contains approx. 24 lemons per box. $30.00

From lemonade to your favorite recipes, purchase lemons for any occasion just by selecting the amount you need by visit to http://sunburstoranges.com or calling 559-561-3391. You can also purchase them in bulk, with our "Sunburst Lemon Summer Special" and have them sent directly to your home every two weeks. We sell only the finest selections and the freshest citrus you can buy.

Presented By:
Sunburst Oranges
180 South “E” Street
Porterville, CA  93257
559-561-3391

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sunburst Oranges: Refreshing Lemonade – The Ultimate Thirst Quencher

Most folks think of Lemonade as a summer time thirst quencher.  We must agree that few things are as satisfying on a hot summer day as an ice cold glass of lemonade.  You might even call summer “Lemonade Season”.

With the traditional end of summer (Labor Day) fast approaching I feel I need to ask a question.  Have you had your fill of summer lemonade?  Many of us feel that only fresh squeezed homemade lemonade will do.

The Perfect Pitcher of Lemonade

Ingredients

2 cups sugar
1 cup hot water
2 cups fresh squeezed Sunburst Lemon juice
1 gallon filtered cold water
1 Sunburst Lemon, sliced
Container filled with ice

Directions

In a 1 and 1/2 gallon pitcher, add the sugar to the cup of hot water, and stir until sugar dissolves. Add Sunburst Lemon juice and cold water to make 1 gallon. Stir until well mixed. Pour lemonade over glasses of ice, squeeze slice of lemon on top of each. Partially split the lemon slice and garnish on the rim of the glass.

Sit back and enjoy with your favorite barbecue dinner.  Or, actually, enjoy a fresh squeezed glass of Sunburst Lemonade anytime you please.

Did You Know?

You can get more juice from a lemon with less work if you microwave them first. Microwave them for 15 seconds and you'll almost double the amount of juice you'll receive from them.

Don’t just throw away you lemons after making lemonade.  Dispose of the parts and pieces down your garbage disposal to make it clean and smelling great.

Check out our Sunburst Lemon Special 
http://www.sunburstoranges.com/#!just-add-lemons/c19q8

Are you looking for the perfect gift for business associates, family or friends? A quick visit to http://sunburstoranges.com can solve all of your fresh gift giving adventures. We sell only the finest selections and the freshest citrus you can buy.

Presented By:
Sunburst Oranges
180 South “E” Street
Porterville, CA  93257
559-561-3391

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sunburst Oranges: Craving Fresh Citrus – Consider Growing Your Own

We do know a way to insure you have the freshest citrus around… grow your own. First you need to make sure your climate will support citrus trees. Your local nurseries can quickly answer that question. Before you just go out and buy any citrus tree to plant/grow at home, you might want to ask yourself the following questions:


What citrus fruits do I use and enjoy?
Will my local climate allow citrus growth?
Do I have enough space a citrus tree(s)?

What time of the year do I have a hard time finding the quality of citrus I like in my local market?

Citrus trees grow into three basic “wing-span” sizes:

Potted citrus trees – grow to 6 to 7 feet tall with a 4 to 6 foot limb diameter and can produce 80 to 160 pieces of fruit per year when mature.

Dwarf citrus trees – grow to 8 to 9 feet tall with a 7 to 8 foot limb diameter and can produce 500 to 600 pieces of fruit.

Full size citrus trees – grow to 20 to 30 feet tall with a limb diameter of in the sam range and can produce 800 pieces of fruit yearly.

Be careful in selecting a large enough back-yard setting based on the tree(s) sizes above. Plan for the future and take into consideration neighbors, fences, power lines, and other plants and trees. Select a spot that will allow the maximum sunlight to reach all parts of the tree.

What needs to be done next and when?

Planting during spring is best, between March to May before the weather is to hot but starting to warm. Water immediately after planting and water frequently, but be careful NOT to over-water as the tree matures, water less frequently, but increase the amount.

Here in the Central Valley of California a mature “full-size” citrus tree will need about 75-100 gallons per day during the hottest days of summer. Fertilizer is important but be careful not to over-fertilize. Young trees only require some compost while mature regular size trees will use about one pound of nitrogen per-tree, per-year.

Of course, we recommend organic fertilizer that you can make yourself by composting your own trimmings and vegetable plus fruit “leftovers”. For pest control, if needed, usually a spray of hand dish soap, diluted in water (one ounce/gallon) will take care of any bad pest whilst preserving good insects.

Harvest when the flavor suits your taste buds and enjoy.

Don’t want to grow your own citrus.  Consider Sunburst Oranges for the perfect gift for business associates, family or friends? A quick visit to http://sunburstoranges.com can solve all of your fresh gift giving adventures. We sell only the finest selections and the freshest citrus you can buy.

Presented By:
Sunburst Oranges
180 South “E” Street
Porterville, CA  93257
559-561-3391

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Sunburst Oranges: Healthy Burger Substitutes with Navel Orange Salsa

These vegetarian bean burgers taste great and are good for you. Served with the salsa, they makes a very colorful and festive presentation. They have plenty of protein and fiber. Even your meat loving family will love this meal. Makes twelve burger patties.

Ingredients

    Salsa
    2 Sunburst navel oranges, separated and cut into small pieces
    2 large tomato, cored and finely diced
    1 thin sliced onion
    1 tablespoon fresh basil, minced
    1 garlic clove, minced
    1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
    2 teaspoon olive oil
    1 small jalapeno pepper de-seeded and minced
    1 dash of Redmond RealSalt

    Bean Burgers
    4 cups cooked black beans, rinsed and drained if canned
    2 eggs
    1/2 cup bread crumbs
    1 tablespoon olive oil, plus oil for greasing pan
    1 medium onion, diced finely
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    1 celery rib, sliced thin
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/4 teaspoon Redmond RealSalt
    Freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions

Combine all the salsa ingredients in a bowl. Let sit for at least 1 hour.

Place 3 cups of the black beans in a large bowl. Process the remaining cup of beans with the eggs until smooth. Stir this mixture into the whole beans along with the bread crumbs.
Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and celery and sauté until very tender and beginning to brown. Sprinkle with cumin and cook one additional minute.
Pour the vegetables into the bean mixture and add salt and pepper. Mix well by hand.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Using a 1/3 measuring cup, scoop out twelve portions of the bean mixture, make patties and place on the baking sheet. 

Bake ten minutes, flip and bake ten more minutes. Serve the bean cakes with a spoonful of salsa on each.

Are you looking for the perfect gift for business associates, family or friends? A quick visit to http://sunburstoranges.com can solve all of your fresh gift giving adventures. We sell only the finest selections and the freshest citrus you can buy.

Presented By:
Sunburst Oranges
180 South “E” Street
Porterville, CA  93257
559-561-3391

Monday, August 11, 2014

Sunburst Oranges: Do You Really Want Fresh Oranges Juice?

You have been walking in your local store and have seen the bottles of orange juice marked – Not From Concentrate, right? Did you know that it may have been up to one year ago that the oranges were actually squeezed?  The liquid has been stored in huge tanks.  Did you know that just before being shipped the supplier added what is called a “flavor pack” to restore a taste profile that the brand uses to “hook” you on their juice?

For the last 30 years, the citrus industry has used flavor packs to process what the Food and Drug Administration identifies as "pasteurized" orange juice. That includes top brands such as Tropicana, Minute Maid, Simply Orange and Florida Natural, among others. (Source ABC News)

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/orange-juice-moms-secret-ingredient-worries/story?id=15154617

At Sunburst Oranges we know how to make sure your family is drinking fresh orange juice. We offer our “Orange Juice Connoisseurs” program.

http://www.sunburstoranges.com/#!oranges-for-juicing/cphv

When you make your own orange juice you know what you are feeding your family. Here is our simple program to get you started.

• Pick Box Size
3 sizes to choose from:

• USPS Medium box of juice oranges – $23.35 delivered
(enough to make approximately 10 glasses of juice)

• USPS Large box of juice oranges – $34.50 delivered
(enough to make approximately 18 glasses of juice)

• FedEx Large box of juice oranges – $49.00 delivered
(enough to make approximately 30 glasses of juice)

• Pick Shipping Frequency
• One time • Every 2 weeks • Once per month
• Pick Shipping Period

Every 2 weeks - 15% discount
Once per month - 10% discount

Varieties of oranges will vary during different months of the year. Each box contains a variety description, origin, hints to achieving the best flavor profile for that particular variety as well as a standard guide to sanitation and storage to best protect and preserve your work.

Get the freshest Sunburst Oranges juice possible –

More OJ Information: http://www.sunburstoranges.com/#!oj-health-nutrition/c22si

Are you looking for the perfect gift for business associates, family or friends? A quick visit to http://sunburstoranges.com can solve all of your fresh gift giving adventures. We sell only the finest selections and the freshest citrus you can buy.

Presented By:
Sunburst Oranges
180 South “E” Street
Porterville, CA  93257
559-561-3391

Friday, August 8, 2014

Sunburst Juice Oranges

Juice Oranges might not be perfect or beautiful on the outside, but it's really what's on the inside that counts. Cartons can be purchased by a 20lb box or a 40lb box.

Why make your own fresh squeezed orange juice?

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.

40lb Carton Sunburst Juice Oranges perfect for home juicing.
Carton contains approx. 80-113 oranges  $20.00

20lb Carton Sunburst Juice Oranges perfect for home juicing.
Carton contains approx. 40-56 oranges  $10.00

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.



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Sunburst Oranges
180 South “E” Street
Porterville, CA  93257
559-561-3391

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Sunburst Oranges; Make Oranges A Big Part Of Back-To-School

We all know that August is nationwide Back-to-School.  In some places school now starts with the first of August and in other locals it is the start of Back-to-School shopping.  It really doesn’t matter when your children go back to school, the first of August, the middle of August or if they don’t start till just after the Labor Day Weekend their nutrition will affect their learning.

If you don’t like what they are being served in the cafeteria you may be packing their lunch.  Adding an orange to the mix will be a great way to make sure they are getting the energy and nutrition they need.

Lunch is a very important meal for kids and should provide at least one third of a child’s daily nutrients to help them grow, learn and play. Of course this time of year can be quite scary for parents (as well as kids!) as they face the lunchbox challenge of trying to pack a healthy lunch that does not get swapped, thrown away or arrive back home unloved and untouched!

Since the storage of lunch boxes varies from school to school the included items should never require refrigeration. Oranges are perfect for this.

The next consideration is how to send the orange.  Left in its natural packaging it is not going to leak, spoil or cause any kind of mess.  Some children just won’t take the time or effort to peel and eat an orange out of hand (though that is the best way).

One clever way to use an orange is to quarter it, then freeze and place in a plastic bag inside the lunch box or sack. This keeps the rest of the contents cool and will be an easy to eat, very refreshing sweet treat.

Please keep in mind if you are including a boxed orange drink that it is real orange juice rather than a sugar filled orange flavored drink mix. Always read and compare nutrition labels, they are a wealth of useful information.

Your child’s lunch box should contain foods from each food group:

Fruit & Vegetables – Include one or more servings in the lunchbox to help
put kids well on their way to 5 a day.

Protein – such as meat, fish or eggs which are important for growth and
development. Choose lean meats such as ham or chicken.

Dairy – Include a portion of dairy (milk, cheese, yoghurt) in the lunchbox for
healthy teeth and bones. Low fat dairy products are a good choice.

Carbohydrate Rich Foods – such as bread, rolls or pasta to provide energy. Include
Whole meal varieties as much as possible.

Are you looking for the perfect gift for business associates, family or friends? A quick visit to http://sunburstoranges.com can solve all of your fresh gift giving adventures. We sell only the finest selections and the freshest citrus you can buy.

Presented By:
Sunburst Oranges
180 South “E” Street
Porterville, CA  93257
559-561-3391

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Sunburst Oranges Lives Oranges 24/7

Satsumas Oranges
When it comes to the taste of flavors overall, after chocolate and vanilla, orange is the world's favorite flavor.

As for all citrus fruits, look for oranges and tangerines that feel heavy for their size and have thinner rather than thicker skin for the variety. Store them in a cool but not chilled spot. Most of these are fabulous for eating out of hand. Try a more thorough removal of pith and peel (these sections are called "supremes" by chefs for a more elegant presentation).

Blood (Moro) oranges are famous for their deep red flesh. From the outside they may or may not have a bit of red blush on their otherwise orange skins. They're a smaller orange, quite sweet, and best used as fruit (rather than juice), if only to show off their beautiful color. Blood oranges are not widely available in North America, but can be found at Sunburst Oranges during their season from November through March. 

Unlike other fruits Oranges only mature (ripen) while on the tree. That why Sunburst Oranges taste the best … i.e. tree ripened and hand-picked at the perfect time.

In 2010, 68.3 million metric tons of oranges were grown worldwide, production being particularly prevalent in Brazil and the US states of California and Florida.

Today, navel oranges (seedless) continue to be propagated through cutting and grafting. This does not allow for the usual selective breeding methodologies, and so all navel oranges can be considered fruits from that single, nearly two-hundred-year-old tree: they have exactly the same genetic make-up as the original tree and are, therefore, clones. This case is similar to that of the common yellow seedless banana, the Cavendish. On rare occasions, however, further mutations do lead to new varieties.

Other Varieties of Navel Oranges
Bahianinha or Bahia
Dream Navel
Late Navel
Washington or California Navel

Oranges originated in Southeast Asia. The fruit of Citrus sinensis is called sweet orange to distinguish it from Citrus aurantium, the bitter orange. The name is thought to ultimately derive from the Sanskrit for the orange tree, with its final form developing after passing through numerous intermediate languages.

Are you looking for the perfect gift for business associates, family or friends? A quick visit to http://sunburstoranges.com can solve all of your fresh gift giving adventures. We sell only the finest selections and the freshest citrus you can buy.

Presented By:
Sunburst Oranges
180 South “E” Street
Porterville, CA  93257
559-561-3391

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Sunburst Oranges: Cranberry Orange Pancakes

Made with fresh or frozen cranberries, these pancakes have a hint of orange that makes for a tasty breakfast!

Cranberry Orange Pancakes

Servings:5

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries, coarsely chopped

1/4 cup granulated sugar

2 -3 teaspoons orange zest, finely minced

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 egg, slightly beaten

1 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup Sunburst orange juice

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Directions:
In a small bowl, mix cranberries, sugar & zest & set aside.

In large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt.

In another small bowl, mix egg, buttermilk, OJ & butter, then add this mixture to flour mixture, stirring until just combined (batter should be lumpy).

Fold cranberry mixture into the other mixed ingredients.

Heat a lightly greased griddle or heavy skillet over medium heat.

Pour about 1/4 cup batter onto hot griddle for each pancake.

Cook pancakes until golden brown, then turn to cook other side.

Serve hot! 

Nutritional Facts for Cranberry Orange Pancakes
Serving Size: 1 Servings Per Recipe: 5, Amount Per 296.8 Calories from Fat 7826%Total Fat 8.7 g 13% Saturated Fat 5.0 g 25% Cholesterol 57.4 mg 19% Sodium 571.9 mg 23%Total Carbohydrate 47.9 g 15% Dietary Fiber 2.5 g 10%Sugars 15.7 g 63%Protein 7.1 g 14

Are you looking for the perfect gift for business associates, family or friends? A quick visit to http://sunburstoranges.com can solve all of your fresh gift giving adventures. We sell only the finest selections and the freshest citrus you can buy.

Presented By:
Sunburst Oranges
180 South “E” Street
Porterville, CA  93257
559-561-3391

Monday, August 4, 2014

Sunburst Oranges Spreads The Word About The Health Benefits of Oranges

We all have heard that an apple-a-day keeps the doctor away.  But, did you know that eating an orange-a-day would actually be better for you?

Research has shown that a typical orange has over 170 different phytochemicals and more than 60 flavonoids, many of which have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and strong antioxidant effects.

A typical medium orange ( 5 to 6 ounces) has 80 calories, 0 grams of fat, 250 milligrams of potassium, 19 grams of carbohydrate (14 grams of sugar and 3 grams of dietary fiber) as well as 1 gram of protein.

Oranges contain thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, selenium and copper. Because of their high vitamin C content oranges are associated with boosting the immune system.

One orange provides 130 percent of your vitamin C needs for the day, 2 percent of vitamin A needs, 6 percent of calcium and 0 percent of iron.

According to the American Heart Association, eating higher amounts of a compound found in citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruit may lower ischemic stroke risk for women. Those who ate the highest amounts of citrus had a 19 percent lower risk of ischemic stroke than women who consumed the least.

According to a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, consuming bananas, oranges and orange juice in the first two years of life may reduce the risk of developing childhood leukemia.

As an excellent source of the strong antioxidant vitamin C, oranges can also help combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer. While an adequate vitamin C intake is necessary and very beneficial as an antioxidant, the amount necessary to consume for therapeutic purposes for cancer is beyond oral intake. A diet that has High fiber intakes from fruits and vegetables are associated with a lowered risk of colorectal cancer.

The fiber, potassium, vitamin C and choline content in oranges all support heart health. An increase in potassium intake along with a decrease in sodium intake is the most important dietary change that a person can make to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease, according to Mark Houston, M.D, M.S, an associate clinical professor of medicine at Vanderbilt Medical School and director of the Hypertension Institute at St. Thomas Hospital in Tennessee.

Studies have shown that type 1 diabetics who consume high-fiber diets have lower blood glucose levels and type 2 diabetics may have improved blood sugar, lipids and insulin levels. One medium banana provides about 3 grams of fiber.

Are you looking for the perfect gift for business associates, family or friends? A quick visit to http://sunburstoranges.com can solve all of your fresh gift giving adventures. We sell only the finest selections and the freshest citrus you can buy.

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Sunburst Oranges
180 South “E” Street
Porterville, CA  93257
559-561-3391

Friday, August 1, 2014

Sunburst Oranges Has Added The Naked Nut Gourmet Pantry

Sunburst Oranges is now offering The Naked Nut. They seek out the best of what California and the local San Joaquin Valley has to offer... wrapping it up for you with a smile.

These all Natural Raw 8 ounce packages of Nuts and Dried Fruit are available for purchase to enjoy all the health benefits they provide.

Our Dried Fruit included in these packages are from premium fruit grown in the San Joaquin Valley and have sulfur as a color preservative, which is integral to the human body. 8 oz. bag contains Yellow Peaches, White Peaches, Angelino Plums, Pears, Apricots and Nectarines.

Fresh Raw California Walnuts grown in the San Joaquin Valley. They are a great source for Protein and fiber. One ounce of walnuts is a powerhouse of important nutrients for optimum health.

Fresh Raw California Pecan Halves grown in the San Joaquin Valley. Pecans are very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. Also an excellent source of manganese which keeps your bones strong and healthy.

Fresh Raw California Almonds grown in the San Joaquin Valley. A good source for Calcium and the antioxidant Vitamin E. Naturally 100% gluten Free.

Pistachios locally grown in California and lightly roasted and salted. They are an excellent source of Vitamin B-6. Our bodies need vitamin B6 for more than 100 enzyme reactions involved in metabolism.

These wonderfully Healthy Snacks are fresh from the San Joaquin Valley.

Add your choice to the shopping cart and bring them into your home today!

Are you looking for the perfect gift for business associates, family or friends? A quick visit to http://sunburstoranges.com can solve all of your fresh gift giving adventures. We sell only the finest selections and the freshest citrus you can buy.

Presented By:
Sunburst Oranges
180 South “E” Street
Porterville, CA  93257
559-561-3391