One of the reasons juicing oranges is such a great way to get more orange juice out of your fruits and vegetables is because when you juice the peel off, you take out the seeds. However, some people want to save the seeds to use in other recipes. That’s why you will sometimes see orange juice with a seed stuck to it. There is also what is called “seedless oranges,” which are orange fruit that still contains the seed, but they have been removed from the fruit’s outer covering, called the skin. In these cases, the seed is not required to make the juice sweet enough to drink.
There are many ways to prepare and juice the orange flesh. You can use a juicer to do this, or if you’re pressed for time, you can use a food processor, juicer, or a mortar and pestle to achieve your desired result. One of the easiest ways to juice the flesh is to cut the stem end off of a fresh fruit. This is usually the best part of the fruit to juice, since the skin is the most fragile. If you can’t cut the stem end off, cut the stem a bit higher than the orange’s edge and squeeze out all the juice.
If you prefer your fruit juiced without the seeds, cut off about one-third of the length of the fruit and insert a fork into the middle. Continue juicing oranges in this manner until the desired result has been achieved. When it comes to taste, you might find a bit of acidity in the fresh juice, especially if you’ve added other fruits or spices to the mixture.
You can also try juicing oranges with the seeds to obtain a deeper orange color and brighter flavor. Place about one tablespoon of cut outer skin on each individual seed. If using Limonene, take about two teaspoons and place them about half-way into the pulp. Mix them together with the other ingredients and season to taste. You’ll get a rich lemony flavor and a deep orange color to your juice.
When juicing, it’s important to note that there is no exact science to making the best oranges taste sweet. Some people prefer the sweeter, fuller taste obtained when juicing with fresh-squeezed lemons. Others like their oranges to be slightly tart. Whichever you decide, juicing is certainly a delightful way to enjoy your favorite citrus fruit!