Friday, October 31, 2014

Fukumoto Navel Oranges – Medium Box

Fukumoto Navel Oranges
In 1983, Dr. W.P. Bitters requested from the USDA a sample of the Fukumoto Navel Orange from Japan be delivered and added to the UC Riverside “Citrus Variety Collection”. Dr. Bitters was one of the stalwarts in the pathological development of the citrus industry in California. He described the Fukumoto “as the best appearing navel in a Japanese produce display” and requested the sample be sent and included in the clonal program.

The farmer, S. Fukumoto, from Kokawa-cho in Japan was the first to grow this orange in the Wakayama Prefecture. The Fukumoto Navel is one of the earliest maturing Navel oranges and one of the first Navels to “break” color.

Our medium box will contain 15 to 18 pieces of fruit. The quantity depends on individual fruit size and size is determined by the climatic conditions for the season.  $ 22.50

For your convenience you can now order from our Facebook page click on the link https://www.facebook.com/sunburstoranges/app_410312912374011 or visit our Facebook page and click Shop for Oranges and More

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, October 30, 2014

Sunburst Oranges Hand Picked and Hand Sorted

It seems that Plucky isn’t the only one visiting relatives this week.  This lovely young lady is at Sunburst Packing visiting her Godfather who is our packaging manager.  She was very interested to see what her Godfather did at work.

That is why we like to say, Fresh, handpicked, from our farm to your table.

We really do hand pick our all of our citrus and then we hand sort them as well. You can see this happening with Lemons on our YouTube channel.

http://youtu.be/4-IwcIufayo

Andrea has a great smile and loves our fresh citrus as an after school snack. You can’t get it any fresher unless you stand by the orange tree and pick from there.

From our house to yours... Hand-picked & Hand-made Goodness Year-round

We take great pride in our family history and the dedicated staff that helps us bring you, the customer, nature’s bounty.

Like our trees the history of Sunburst Oranges runs deep. From the time he was born, our President and CEO, Jim Reed, was raised as a farmer and encouraged to be an innovator. But it comes as no surprise when you realize farming and his “interest in progress” is in his DNA.

Jim’s Great-Great-Grandfather, Harmon Talley Reed, was born in 1838, and after the Civil War he was digging water well on his farm in Ohio and struck oil instead. “He made money from oil, sold the oil wells and invested in Iowa farmland.” Harmon did quite well with his farming pursuit and by 1872, was the owner of a great deal of land. He owned land on which he laid out the township of Monteith, Iowa when the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific went through in 1881.

The family moved to the Grand Valley, near Palisade, Colorado, where Harmon had peach orchards. He was influential in getting irrigation started, and was director of a bank. Later they moved to California where he developed lemon orchards at Whittier.

Harmon and wife, Louisa, moved and finally rooted in southern California. Great-Great Grandfather Reed planted lemon orchards in Whittier and thus began the "citrus roots" of the family tradition.

We hope you enjoyed this relative visit with us today and will come back again and again, either to our blog, website or our Facebook page. The links are in the right hand column near the top.

If you are 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, October 29, 2014

Sunburst Oranges Plucky Visits Relatives

Or should we say that Plucky is visiting his California Cousins? There are many types of Navel oranges and they are grown in many places. 

The original navel orange was the result of the mutation of a common sweet orange growing in an orchard at a monastery in Brazil in 1820. A cutting from that tree was sent to Washington, D.C., in 1870 for propagation. As a result, the original navel orange variety came to be called the Washington navel orange. 

In the late nineteenth century, Washington navel oranges were distributed around the United States for general cultivation. They were so well suited for the California climate that they spawned the California citrus industry. The navel orange is the most commonly grown orange in California today. 

The Washington navel orange ripens from fall into winter, and the fruit will keep on the tree for 3 to 4 months. Other navel orange varieties are sports or mutations of the original Washington. When plant mutations result in desirable traits, they are often developed by growers into separate varieties. 

Navel oranges are amongst some of the most prized oranges available. They have a long growing season and are juicy and delicious. Their thick skin allows for great zesting, which means grating the peel. Many culinary applications call for orange or other citrus zest, and the more peel you get, the better the chance of you flavoring your dish properly. The thick peel also means less of the bitter white pith underneath when you zest an orange, which could ruin the taste of your dish. 

Though most just think of navel oranges generically, the truth is that they are actually quite diverse in size. In fact, not only are there small, medium and large navel oranges available (depending on the growing season and what time of year we are talking about), there are also two different varieties of navel oranges. 

Here is a list of a few of Plucky’s relatives: 

Cara Cara: (sometimes called Red Navel) a navel orange with a flavorful, juicy pink flesh. Cara Cara is sweet and mildly acidic. Its flavor is reminiscent of strawberries and raspberries. 

Fukumoto: a sweet and juicy navel with a reddish-orange rind. This is a medium-sized orange that ripens about one week before the Washington. 

Lane Late: similar to the Washington but has a smaller navel and smoother skin. This variety was discovered in Australia in 1950. Lane Late ripens 4 to 6 weeks later than the Washington. The Lane Late is sometimes called a summer navel. 

Riverside: this navel orange is the original Washington navel orange by a different name. A cutting of the Washington was sent to Riverside, California in 1870. This was the Washington orange that started commercial orange growing in California. (Bahai is yet another name for the Washington and Riverside navel orange. Bahia is the region of Brazil where the original Washington was discovered.) 

Robertson: has medium-large fruit just like the Washington but this variety ripens 2 to 3 weeks earlier than the Washington. The Robertson, which is moderately juicy, bears its fruit in clusters. 

Skaggs Bonanza: is a medium-large to large navel orange that bears more fruit than the Washington and ripens 2 weeks earlier. Skaggs Bonanza has a rich and sweet flavor and is moderately juicy 

If you are 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, October 28, 2014

Orange-Garlic Grilled Wings

A perfect dish for all the parties happening this time of year. Easy and delicious.

Orange-Garlic Grilled Wings

Prep time: 15 Minutes  Cook time : 18 minutes  Serves: 4

1 Cup Orange Juice
2 tsp orange zest
2 tbsp melted butter
2 tsp hot sauce
2 to 3 tbsp brown sugar
2 garlic cloves, minced
11/2 lbs chicken wings, each wing cut into 2 piece, tips remove

For the Marinade
In a large bowl combine orange juice, orange jest, butter, hot sauce, brown sugar and garlic; mix well. Add wings to bowl; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours.

Coat grill rack with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat frill to medium-high (350 degrees to 400 degrees) remove wings from marinade; reserve marinade. Place wings on a baking sheet; set aside. Place marinade in a small saucepan; bring to boil. Simmer 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat.

Place wings on grill rack. Frill 8 to 10 minutes per side or until browned and cooked through (165 Degrees), brushing with reserved marinade during the last 2 minutes of grilling. Transfer to a platter and service.

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

Monday, October 27, 2014

Sunburst Oranges Our Plucky Is Packing Navels For Your Shipment

California navel oranges are considered by many to be the best oranges in the world for eating out of hand. They have delicious meaty flesh, the thick rinds are easy to peel, the segments separate easily, and perhaps best of all they have no seeds. 

Our blog post that our Bonanza Navels are ready to go has lots of folks placing their orders for these perfect fall and winter fruits.

As you can see Plucky is working in our office to make sure we get your order shipped out in our USPS two day shipping specials. That’s right you are just two days away from fresh picked California Navel oranges. This is just one of the things a grocery store can never match, or even come close to.

If you are ready for some liquid sunshine and goodness to be packaged up for your family just visit our Facebook Shopify store and place your order.

https://www.facebook.com/sunburstoranges/app_410312912374011

Or visit our Facebook page and click “Shop for Oranges and More” just below our Sunburst Oranges banner image.

Depending on the conditions that Mother Nature gives us each year determines the size and number of oranges that will fit in each box. Regardless of her decisions, our medium sized box will hold 15 to 18 beautiful delicious Bonanza Navel Oranges for only $ 22.50 delivered to your door using USPS Priority Mail. Expected delivery within 1, 2 or 3 business days based on where your package is being sent.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder... In the case of citrus, taste preferences for certain varieties is as varied as the many selections available within the general groupings. Although certain characteristics are documented for each variety, where and how that variety has been grown and under what particular set of climatic and agricultural conditions, will ultimately determine each consumer’s definition of their favorite citrus variety.

In citrus, as with most other fruits, a horticultural variety traces back to a single parent tree or individual mutant branch, now called a ‘clone’. Citrus varieties or cultivars are therefore clonal varieties.

Foregoing the thousands of pages of research on citrus clonal varieties, we will highlight the properties of several varieties we offer to our customers with a bit of insight we have accumulated from either growing them ourselves or being directly involved in their production.

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, October 24, 2014

Bonanza Navel Oranges – Medium Box

In the Early 1980’s, John Walker found a “limb sport” in a Navel citrus tree in a grove in Lindsay California. This branch of a Bonanza Navel was growing oranges with extremely smooth-skin and very sweet fruit that was maturing particularly early in the season. Through the courtesy of the grove owner, Mr. Skaggs, a cutting or “cultivar” was placed into the Citrus Clonal program.

Many of the specialty strains of the varieties of citrus have been discovered in this method. Citrus can produce a slightly different branch of fruit, on the same tree, and then propagate that new fruit, thus creating the variations.

Depending on the conditions Mother Nature gives us each year determines the size and number of oranges in each box. Regardless of her decisions, the medium box will hold 15 to 18 beautiful oranges. $ 22.50

For your convenience you can now order from our Facebook page click on the link https://www.facebook.com/sunburstoranges/app_410312912374011 or visit our Facebook page and click Shop for Oranges and More

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, October 23, 2014

Sunburst Oranges Says - Navels Are Almost Ready, What A Sweet Treat

California navel oranges usually arrive around very late October or early November and go through  spring. The earliest ones have lighter orange color. As the season progresses and in the peak months, California navels get very sweet. Late in the season they are likely to be more expensive. 

People understand that fresh oranges are best in the winter, but not many people understand that different varieties have particular seasons. You'll have better luck coming home with good oranges if you learn which varieties are in season when - and keep a simple guideline in mind when you're selecting them at the market. 

Oranges and all citrus fruit should be heavy in the hand for its size. This simple test and it's your most reliable guide for citrus fruit.

There’s nothing quite like a sweet and juicy Navel Orange from Sunburst Oranges. What a wonderfully satisfying, classic snack! No seeds. Bright orange skin that is not too difficult to peel, section and share. 

Great healthy fruit! It is an easy to love flavor during the cold months that whisks your taste buds away to the sunny citrus groves of the San Joaquin Valley in California.

Right now, Sunburst Oranges is getting ready to ship our very tasty Bonanza Navel variety. Navels have a firm skin and high sugar content they can even handle a short freeze. Still, there may be some change to the late Winter crop that will be assessed as the season progresses. In the meantime – enjoy this juicy in-season fruit!

Navel California navel oranges are considered by many to be the best oranges in the world for eating out of hand. They have a meaty flesh, their thick rinds are easy to peel, the segments separate easily, and they have no seeds. All navel oranges have a navel at the blossom end - an opening with a convoluted interior that looks, you know, like a navel. 

In season organic and conventional California Navel Oranges are beginning to taste their juicy, flavorful best – a balance of sweetness and acidity. The flavor will get even sweeter over the next couple of months.

Some have a very small navel; others have a larger one. If you're in doubt, inspect several in the bin. A quick look can usually identify the variety.

Oranges can be kept out at room temperature for three or four days with little problem. Refrigerate them in a plastic bag or in the crisper drawer, and they'll keep well for one to two weeks.

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

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sunburst Oranges Likes Wig Out For Rescue

This coming weekend Sunburst Oranges has two folks who will be participating in the Wig Out for Rescue 5K Run and 1K Walk, Kristen and Shann Blue.

As you can see our bull terrier is practicing to get ready for his run this weekend.  He is carrying a navel orange for quick energy along the way and the fetching clown wig is one of his very true favorites.

Want to help raise money for one of the Wig Out charities? 

Take Me Home Rescue

A Dog's Life Rescue

The Tailwaggers Foundation

We invite you to come out this weekend and find a way to participate that works for you and your lifestyle. Join Wig Out For Rescue 2014 and help three non-profit animal welfare organizations save the lives of abused, neglected and injured animals. Wear your craziest wig and join the 5K run or the 1K walk. All money raised will help Take Me Home, A Dog's Life Rescue, and The Tailwaggers Foundation continue their lifesaving work for animals.

Sunday, October 26th
Kenneth Hahn State Park
4100 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles Ca 90056

Join Wig Out For Rescue 2014 and help three non-profit animal welfare organizations save the lives of abused, neglected and injured animals.

Together we can make a difference and have a blast doing it.

Invite your friends, family and colleagues to register to walk or run in the event, donate funds toward your walk/run, or donate directly to the event. Every penny raised helps us save precious lives, and as a fun twist to the event, we are asking participants to show off their most festive wig.

Event Schedule

8:30AM - 9:30AM - Check-in
9:45AM - 5K Timed Run
      1K Easy Walk to follow soon after

10:30AM - 1PM - Celebratory Vegan Picnic

11:30AM - Awards Announcements, Raffle, and Prizes for Top Fundraisers

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, October 21, 2014

Sunburst Oranges: Orange Cranberry Doggy Treats

You may think  it's all about bacon and cheese but understanding the value of a well rounded diet rich in fruits and other stuff is important.  So make your dogs these orange and cranberries treats so you can get back to some bacon!

Orange Cranberry Doggy Treats

Ingredients
1 medium Sunburst Orange (zested and juiced)
1/2 cup Dried Cranberries
1/2 cup Butter
1 Egg
1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/4 cup Sunburst Oranges Honey
3 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees 

Combine flour, baking soda and baking powder in small bowl and set aside. Allow butter to warm to room temperature and mix with egg and honey, once mixed gradually beat in flour mixture.

Stir in orange juice, zest and dried cranberries. Knead dough into ball* and using a tablespoon, scoop out dough and roll into balls. Place balls onto a lightly greased baking sheet and flatten.

Bake for 7 to 11 minutes.

Cool and refrigerate.

*Depending on how much juice you get from your orange you may need to add additional flour to your dough for it to form a ball.

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

Monday, October 20, 2014

Join Wig Out For Rescue Sunday, October 26th 2014

Sunburst Oranges wants to remind you that this coming weekend on Sunday the 26th is the Wig Out For Rescue and our Kristen and Shann Blue will be participating in the Join Wig Out For Rescue 2014 5K Run & 1K Walk to save the lives of animals in need at Kenneth Hahn State Park in Los Angeles California.

Join Take Me Home, A Dog's Life Rescue & The Tailwaggers Foundation Present in Partnership with Green Running Events 

5K Run & 1K Walk to save the lives of animals in need 

Sunday, October 26th in the legendary Kenneth Hahn State Park 4100 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles Ca 90056

takemehomerescue@gmail.com

The event is geared toward the entire family and is dog friendly too!  As a special twist to the event, they are asking participants (dogs too!) to wear wigs.

Together we can make a difference and have a blast doing it. Invite your friends, family and colleagues to register to walk or run in the event, donate funds toward your walk/run, or donate directly to the event. Every penny raised helps us save precious lives, and as a fun twist to the event, we are asking participants to show off their most festive wig. 

Your generous food donation will expose you to the desirable demographic of healthy, active, animal- loving people of Los Angeles.  Not only will you have exposure at our event, but your company will be continuously promoted on social media by all three organizations!

EVENT SCHEDULE

8:30AM - 9:30AM Check-in 
9:45AM 5K Timed Run 
10:30AM 1K Easy Walk 
10:30AM - 1PM Celebratory Vegan Picnic 
11:30AM Awards Announcements, Raffle, and Prizes for Top Fundraisers – 

Join Wig Out For Rescue 2014 and help three non-profit animal welfare organizations save the lives of abused, neglected and injured animals. 

For more information: http://www.wigoutforrescue.org/#sthash.fwYooKl5.dpuf and help three non-profit animal welfare organizations save the lives of abused, neglected and injured animals. 

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, October 17, 2014

Sunburst Oranges Has Stafford's Famous Chocolates

Sunburst Oranges has teamed up with Stafford’s Famous Chocolates to bring you the delectable combination of hand-picked citrus & hand-made confections for those special occasions throughout the year.

Hand-Picked, Hand-Made, Goodness Year-Round!

Sunburst Orange Truffles are so creamy and indulgent, bursting with luscious Sunburst Orange flavor. These creamy melt-in-your mouth dark chocolate truffles are made with 50% cocoa by masterful chocolatiers that make them a true delicacy.

Orange Chocolate Truffles are Available in two size boxes; Four Piece Box for $ 7.00, Six Piece Box for $ 9.00

Sunburst oranges has other delicious chocolates:
Assorted Chocolate Hedgehogs
Assorted Truffles
Exotic Sea Salt Caramels
Nuts and Chews
Taste of the Valley Assortment

Your source for everything citrus & delicious… Sunburst Oranges

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.

Presented By:
Sunburst Packing Co.
180 South “E” Street
Porterville, CA  93257
559-783-0500

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sunburst Oranges – Think Donating Your Excess To Food Banks

Do you grow fruits and vegetables on your home property? Many of us do. Do you find your trees and plants produce more than you can use yourself.

At the peak of your harvest season do you find that your surplus goes to waste? Or, are your neighbors and coworkers calling you the crazy fruit lady?

I know many neighbors appreciate getting fresh fruits and vegetables from local gardens. Fresh is so much better than what you find at the typical grocery store.

Excess fruits and produce from your trees and garden can be donated to a local food bank.

More than 40 million gardeners across America grow fruit, vegetables, herbs and nuts in backyard, terrace, kitchen and community gardens. Some even have orchards or small farms. Many end up growing more than they can use, preserve or give to co-workers and friends.

At the same time, tens of millions of Americans struggling to feed their families can't get fresh produce from the local food pantry.

It doesn't have to be this way.

If you are growing more food than you can use, AmpleHarvest.org can help you find a local food bank that would be eager to accept your abundance.

An estimated 100 billion pounds of food (including oranges), enough to totally eliminate hunger, is thrown away annually in the United States.

Join the millions of gardeners across the country using AmpleHarvest.org to share their bounty with their neighbors in need.

One out of six Americans needs food assistance, but can't get fresh produce from the local food pantry, while, millions of American homeowners grow more food in their backyard gardens than they can possibly use.

The ampleharvest.org campaign is a national effort utilizing the Internet that enables 40+ million Americans who grow fruits and vegetables in home gardens to easily donate their excess harvest to registered local food pantries spread across all 50 states.

Surplus oranges from your garden will be greatly appreciated by your local food bank.

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 Packing Co.
180 South “E” Street
Porterville, CA  93257
559-783-0500

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sunburst Oranges - Oranges as Jack O'Lanterns

Are you a fan of scary Halloween decorations? What we have here today cannot be called scary but it leads to great decorations for children and you have tasty holiday treats as well. 

Orange is my favorite color but being scary isn’t my favorite thing to do.  So, I like to decorate with fall themed items rather than going the scary-witchy route.  But I really do love the smell of citrus based fragrances.  So here is a way to combine the Halloween “scary-ness” with the natural scents of oranges. You can even add your favorite fall spices.

Making your very own Orange Jack O'Lanterns

Began by cutting a “lid” from the orange about 3/4″ from the top. 

Scoop out the orange and set aside for making fresh squeezed orange juice.  Take a star shaped metal cookie cutter that is smaller than the circumference of the lid and firmly press to cut out a shape in the center of the lid. 

Scoop out the orange from the inside using a spoon.  Now you are ready to make your face!

These oranges are so much easier to carve than a big hard pumpkin.  Make all of your own Jack O Lanterns with a big smile.  I told you I don’t do scary.

Now put about two tablespoons of whole Allspice inside and push a tea light candle into the center of the spices.  You can also use whole cloves for this and smell the house up like a very fresh pumpkin pie! 

Put your lid back on top and let it burn.  Soon you will smell the pleasant aroma of spices and orange.  Very neat.  These little votive candles will last as long as the candle does and you can replace the candle several times before the orange finally gives out.  After you have used yours about three days you can put the rinds outside for the birds to enjoy.

You can also paint great fall and Halloween based images on your orange Jack O Lanterns.  Now painting images doesn’t have to mean getting out paint and brushes.  You can do your Halloween images with a simple Sharpie.

Take advantage of the festive color of oranges and incorporate them into your Halloween decorations. Get creative with painting for orange jack-o-lanterns that will brighten any dark and haunted table. After all orange and black are traditional Halloween colors.

1. Paint your favorite Halloween shapes such as jack-o-lantern faces, witches hats, black cats or bats on the surface of your oranges, directly on the peel.

2. Allow the paint to dry for 4 hours.

3. Tie ribbons or strings around your oranges before adding them to your decorations.

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

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sunburst Orange Chipotle Pulled Pork

Perfect for a game day party or a weekend family get together. 

Sunburst Orange Chipotle Pulled Pork


Ingredients:
4 lbs. pork shoulder roast, cut into 6 pieces
1 large onion, diced
8 cloves garlic, crushed
1 1/2 Tbsp. cumin
2 Sunburst navel oranges, divided
3 Tbsp. chipotle in adobo sauce, seeded and chopped
2 cups tomato purée
2 cups chicken broth
3 bay leaves
2 Tbsp.  salt
2 teaspoons black pepper, Freshly ground

Orange Cabbage Slaw
3 cups purple cabbage, shredded
2 Sunburst navel oranges, peeled and diced
1 tsp. orange zest
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 medium red onion, Chopped


Dressing
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp. honey 
1 Tbsp. Rice vinegar
salt, to taste

Preparation: Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Directions: 
Place a medium sized stock pot over medium-high heat. Coat the pan with oil, add the onion and crushed garlic. Cook while stirring occasionally for approximately 10 minutes or until lightly browned and well caramelized. Juice two oranges, cut the rinds into quarters, add the juice and rinds to the onion and garlic mixture. Add tomato purée, water, chipotle, bay leaves, salt and pepper bring to a simmer and add the pork. Cover and place in the oven for 3 1/2 hours or until fork tender.

Meanwhile, in a medium sized bowl mix diced oranges with cabbage, orange zest, jalapeño pepper, cilantro, red onion and olive oil. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Remove the pot from the oven when done. Use tongs to remove the pork and the orange rinds and place in a large bowl. Use two forks to pull the meat apart. Scrape the orange rinds to remove any excess sauce, then discard. Return the pork to the sauce and keep warm.

Serve as a sandwich or as tacos.

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

Monday, October 13, 2014

Sunburst Oranges Begins Thinking Navel Oranges For This Fall

I don’t know about you but Navel Oranges are my favorite among oranges. The great news is that Navel Orange harvesting will be begin in just about four to five weeks. 

If you are new to healthy eating and you have pledged to eating more fruits you can’t do any better than eating navel oranges.

There are numerous health benefits to navel oranges, and these go beyond just the obvious. The obvious and most well-know benefit of navel oranges is of course Vitamin C. This is arguably the most well-known benefit because navel oranges are a citrus fruit, and every citrus fruit has some kind of Vitamin C content to it. Though the amount of C content can vary amongst all the citrus fruits, the amount in navel oranges is definitely high. But again, this is not the only benefit of navel oranges, just the most obvious.

Another great health benefit of navel oranges is beta carotene. This is an antioxidant that helps prevent and repair cell damage. This cell damage can be due to any number of things like illness or free radicals, which are everywhere and which the body also naturally produces free radicals as a byproduct of digestion. Getting rid of these using the beta carotene in navel oranges can greatly improve your health and vitality.

Most dieticians will tell you that it is better to get these vitamins and minerals out of your food rather than a pill. And since navel oranges are low in calories, fat and cholesterol free and high in fiber and other nutrients, it is a good way to get your daily dosage of these things. It is also juicy and delicious, and available all through the winter. 

What is better than a sweet and delicious citrus fruit like navel oranges to get you through the chilly fall and icy winter? They will remind you of spring and summer even as the snow outside is gathering. Indeed, navel oranges can make you appreciate the sun of spring and heat of summer that much more when they return.

Calcium is another benefit of navel oranges that you may not have thought of. Often, you can find calcium enhanced juices in the dairy case, but many times if you eat a varied diet and consume navel oranges, you may not need that extra calcium. The rest is simply extra that will go unprocessed by your body.

In the store choose oranges that have smoothly textured skin and are firm and heavy for their size. These will have a higher juice content than those that are either spongy or lighter in weight. In general, oranges that are smaller will be juicier than those that are larger in size, as will those that feature thinner skins. Of course you can let Sunburst Oranges choose the very best for you. We will have Navels in just a few weeks.

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, October 10, 2014

Sunburst Oranges Pomegranates

We are excited the fabled fruit is being harvested here in the California San Joaquin Valley. This fruit can get ‘messy’ but we have the perfect kit waiting for you and ready to Just Add Pomegranates. Our kit makes a wonderfully colorful treat for yourself and a surprisingly interesting gift for others.

Six Beautiful Pomegranates delivered in a re-usable canvas bag with a matching apron. Also includes a cutting board with ceramic knife ready to cut open and enjoy all the benefits and flavor this amazing fruit has to offer. $49.99

Shipped using USPS Priority Mail at no additional cost. Expected delivery within 1, 2 or 3 business days based on where your package is being sent.

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.

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

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Pomegranates and Your Health

Colorful and delicious the Pomegranate fruit packs a powerful antioxidant punch.

While you can buy pomegranate juice in bottles at your friendly neighborhood grocery store. It's rather pricey, in terms of both the green stuff and calories, so you might want to mix it with mineral or seltzer water to make it go further.

Why should you give pomegranate juice a second look?

It has a unique, pleasant flavor.

 The color is amazing. It can add a splash of red to your beverages, smoothies, and other recipes.

Pomegranates are a rich source of antioxidants.

Antioxidants in pomegranates include polyphenols, such as tannins and anthocyanins. In fact, pomegranates may have even more antioxidant power than cranberry juice or green tea.

You might even compare and think of Pomegranates as the new red blueberry.

As for other possible health benefits, while more studies are needed, there are indications that:

Pomegranate juice may improve blood flow to the heart in people with ischemic coronary heart disease (CHD). In a study of 45 people with CHD and myocardial ischemia (in which not enough blood gets to the heart muscle), participants who drank about 8 fluid ounces of pomegranate juice daily for 3 months had less ischemia during a stress test. 

Study participants who did not drink the juice, meanwhile, had evidence of more stress-induced ischemia. The study noted no negative effects to drinking pomegranate juice (even on blood sugar levels or body weight). Lead researcher, Dean Ornish, MD, believes pomegranate juice may even be able to help prevent heart disease in people who do not already have it.
     
Pomegranate juice may help stop plaque from building up in blood vessels - in other words, it may have an anti-atherogenic effect. The antioxidants in the juice may help keep cholesterol in a form that is less damaging, and may also reduce plaque that has already built up in vessels, according to Collins. 

Pomegranate juice was shown to have potent anti-atherogenic effects in healthy humans and in mice with plaque buildup -- possibly due to its antioxidative properties, researchers from Israel recently concluded. In their study of healthy male volunteers, pomegranate juice was shown to decrease the likelihood of LDL "bad" cholesterol to form plaque. Another Israeli study showed a decrease in the development of atherosclerosis in mice whose diets were supplemented with pomegranate juice.

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

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Sunburst Oranges and Fun Facts About Pomegranates Fruits

The delightful Pomegranate is one of the fruits that is one that people either love or hate (or a least they don’t want to stain their hands).  If you are one of the fans you can get your fill of this luscious fruit from Sunburst Oranges. From our land to your hands… 

The pomegranate originated somewhere between Iran and the Himalayas of northern India. It has been grown and cultivated across Mediterranean Europe, Asia, and Africa since ancient times. Ancient Egyptian art and mythology featured the pomegranate. The fruit is found to be mentioned in the Old Testament of the Bible and the Babylonian Talmud. The pomegranate was carried across deserts by caravans because of its thirst-quenching juice. It has been widely cultivated throughout India, China, Egypt and the Middle East.

How to Eat a Pomegranate
1. Cut off the crown end of the pomegranate

2. Lightly score the rind in several places.

3. Hold fruit under a bowl of water and break sections apart, separating seeds from membrane. Seeds will sink while rind and membrane float.

4. Remove rind and pith from water and discard

5. Pour seeds into a colander, drain, and pat dry.

6. Enjoy!

Fun Pomegranate Facts

▪ A ripe Pomegranate will make a metallic sound when tapped

▪ An average pomegranate contains hundreds of edible seeds

▪ Pomegranate trees only bear fruit in hot, dry climates

▪ Normal mature pomegranates are about the size of a large orange

▪ Pomegranates can be stored up to two months in a refrigerator

▪ Pomegranates grown in the US are available from September to December

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

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Pomegranate Chicken

This recipe requires very little prep work and minimal attention so you can easily cook it while going about your daily routine.  Serve over hot rice.

Original recipe makes 8 servings
Prep 10 mins. Cook 45 mins. Ready In  2 hrs 55 mins

Ingredients
 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and quartered
 3 1/2 pounds bone-in chicken pieces
 1 cup pomegranate juice
 1/4 cup sherry vinegar
 1/4 cup olive oil
 1 tablespoon brown sugar
 1 teaspoon ground ginger
 4 cloves garlic, crushed
 1 teaspoon salt
 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
 1 bunch green onions, sliced
 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds

Directions
Arrange sweet potatoes and chicken pieces in a 9x13 inch baking dish. In a small bowl, mix together pomegranate juice, sherry vinegar, olive oil, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, and salt and pepper. Pour over chicken and sweet potatoes. Cover, and marinate for 1 to 2 hours, turning once.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake, uncovered, in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until chicken and sweet potatoes are cooked through. Baste with cooking juices several times while cooking.

Sprinkle with green onion and pomegranate seeds before serving.

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

Monday, October 6, 2014

Sunburst Oranges – Join Wig Out For Rescue 2014

Kristen and Shann Blue from Sunburst Oranges will be participating in the Join Wig Out For Rescue 2014 5K Run & 1K Walk to save the lives of animals in need Sunday, October 26th at Kenneth Hahn State Park in Los Angeles California.

Join Take Me Home, A Dog's Life Rescue & The Tailwaggers Foundation
Present in Partnership with Green Running Events

5K Run & 1K Walk to save the lives of animals in need

Sunday, October 26th in the legendary Kenneth Hahn State Park 4100 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles Ca 90056

takemehomerescue@gmail.com

Join Wig Out For Rescue 2014 and help three non-profit animal welfare organizations save the lives of abused, neglected and injured animals.

The event is geared toward the entire family and is dog friendly too!  As a special twist to the event, they are asking participants (dogs too!) to wear wigs.

Together we can make a difference and have a blast doing it. Invite your friends, family and colleagues to register to walk or run in the event, donate funds toward your walk/run, or donate directly to the event. Every penny raised helps us save precious lives, and as a fun twist to the event, we are asking participants to show off their most festive wig.

Your generous food donation will expose you to the desirable demographic of healthy, active, animal- loving people of Los Angeles.  Not only will you have exposure at our event, but your company will be continuously promoted on social media by all three organizations!

EVENT SCHEDULE

8:30AM - 9:30AM Check-in
9:45AM 5K Timed Run
10:30AM 1K Easy Walk
10:30AM - 1PM Celebratory Vegan Picnic
11:30AM Awards Announcements, Raffle, and Prizes for Top Fundraisers -

For more information: http://www.wigoutforrescue.org/#sthash.fwYooKl5.dpuf and help three non-profit animal welfare organizations save the lives of abused, neglected and injured animals.

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, October 3, 2014

Sunburst Oranges Has Sunburst Orange Blossom 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.

Did you know that the ancient Egyptians not only made offerings of honey to their gods, they also used it as an embalming fluid and a dressing for wounds? On that last point, at least, they were on to something.

Today, many people swarm (pun intended) to honey for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Holistic practitioners consider it one of nature's best all-around remedies.

Ancient Olympic athletes would eat honey and dried figs to enhance their performance. This has now been verified with modern studies, showing that it is superior in maintaining glycogen levels and improving recovery time than other sweeteners.

Even the Bible has a direct reference to honey.  “My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste:” — King Solomon – Proverbs: 24:13

In the laboratory, honey has been shown to hamper the growth of food-borne pathogens such as E. coli and salmonella, and to fight certain bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, both of which are common in hospitals and doctors' offices. 

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.

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180 South “E” Street
Porterville, CA  93257
559-783-0500

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Sunburst Oranges Adds New Liver Walk and Lemon Sorting Videos

It has been a while since we have visited the Sunburst YouTube Channel. We thought we would bring you up-to-date on what is happening at Sunburst Packing as well as the recent live Walks that Sunburst Oranges has been involved in.

First Sunburst Packing has added a new video and below is the shorten link to see us in action sorting and packing fresh lemons ready for squeezing or used in recipes.

http://youtu.be/4-IwcIufayo

Over the weekend of September 20th and the 21st Sunburst Oranges teamed up the American liver foundation to participate in and sponsor walks in two California cities.

On September 20th the Sunburst Orange crew was in the San Francisco Golden Gate park area where a one mile walk was held to benefit the American Liver Foundations. This one of the first public apperances of Sunburst Oranges new character “Plucky.”  You can see Plucky in action dancing and greeting returning runners in the video listed below.

Over $35,000.00 raised by the participants. 

http://youtu.be/0OuM1vK4_mI

On the following day, September 21st Sunburst Oranges was set up again, this time in the Los Angeles area. This American Liver Foundation Liver Life Walk was a 5K and started in the Ocean View Park, 2701 Barnard Way in San Mateo. The video listed below was shot by Shane Blue from Sunburst Oranges

Over $113,000.00 raised by the participants.

http://youtu.be/dkdKsBRHZQM

All of these folks are working toward a future free of liver disease. That 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.

All of the good people at Sunburst Oranges wishes to thank all of those that participated in these two walks and all of the other American Liver Foundation events that go on all over the country.

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

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Orange Juice May Be More Expensive Next Year

During the past year, Florida produced only 104.4 million boxes of oranges, the lowest total in nearly three decades; this next season could be even worse. There is multiplying fear that Florida orange groves are a couple of years away from full collapse. The Asian citrus psyllid, the invasive aphid relative that carries the disease, has infected nearly every orchard in the state.

The California drought has been front page news for many months and that means reduced orange production for many California growers.

With reduced production the supply at your grocery store will be affected and prices may be higher.

In Florida they are trying many types of cures for the bacterial disease (Greening or the Chines name Huanglongbing) that incubates in the tree's roots, then moves back up the trunk in full force, causing nutrient flows to seize up. Leaves turn yellow, and the oranges, deprived of sugars from the leaves, remain green, sour, and hard. Many simply drop before harvest, with brown necrotic flesh ringing the failed stems.

In a few select Florida orchards, there are now trees that, thanks to innovative technology, can fight the greening tide. These trees have the potential to keep Florida orange juice on your breakfast table, provided you are willing to drink orange juice that have been genetically modified to contain genes from Spinacia oleracea (spinach).

The citrus industry, slow to prevent the greening disease, has partially redirected its advertising budget and invested heavily in research, reportedly $90 million so far. Southern Gardens Citrus, one of the largest growers, supports genetic modification. The federal government, too, has contributed, with this year's farm bill directing $125 million for research toward the fight against citrus greening scourge.

Growers and scientists desperate for ways to sustain existing trees have already adopted temporary measures, targeted applications of antibiotic, for instance, or of fertilizer and water to reduced roots.

Researchers have found that heating trees inside plastic tents can prolong the orange tree’s lifespan by killing some of the bacteria; in California, researchers are releasing parasitic wasps from Pakistan that attack Asian citrus psyllids.

And close to commercialization, so close that the scientist behind them, can't talk specifics anymore, are chemical tree coatings that target the specific biology of the psyllid.

One great remaining question is whether consumers will drink juice from genetically modified oranges. While GMO crops are grown on nearly half of the United States' farmland, and they supply cornmeal, oils, and sugars that tens of millions of Americans eat daily, there has never been a case quite like orange juice.

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