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Fruit is a delicious and healthy snack. You can eat a piece of fruit alone or combine all kinds of fruit into a yummy fruit salad. To help fruit last longer you can also dry it out.
Another way to preserve fruit is to freeze it. But does this apply to all fruit? Can you freeze oranges?
Oranges are a tasty citrus fruit. They have a lot of health benefits since they contain a good amount of Vitamin C. Vitamin C boosts our immune systems and repairs our body’s cells from damage.
This vitamin found in oranges can help prevent certain health issues. Oranges also contain dietary fiber which reduces high levels of cholesterol and blood sugar along with other health concerns.
Did you know that orange juice is one of the most popular fruit juices in America?
There are also a wide variety of oranges and they are the largest citrus fruit in the world. The sweet and tart taste of oranges is delicious and refreshing.
Oranges can be frozen to help preserve them for later. They are easy to freeze and when done properly they can last for many months.
We will discuss how to properly freeze oranges later on in this article. Freezing oranges can help them to last longer so you don’t waste the delicious citrus fruit.
What Is The Best Way To Freeze Oranges?
One thing about oranges is that they aren’t always in season. So if you like to eat oranges, you may want to buy them in bulk to save them for later. To save the oranges, you can freeze them.
But what is the best way to freeze oranges?
The best way to freeze oranges is to peel, portion and place them in freeze bags (or airtight containers). When you freeze oranges properly they will last for up to a year so you can have oranges all year long.
To freeze oranges, just peel and remove as much of the white pith as you can. Then divide the orange up into quarters and place the pieces in a freezer bag or airtight container. Remove as much air as possible from the freezer bag or container and seal it tightly.
Then label it with the current date so you know when you placed the orange slices in the freezer.
Now, you are ready to freeze the oranges. Place them in the freezer until you want to use them. They will last for up to a year and stay good if you have stored them properly. When it’s time to use the oranges just take out however many pieces you’d like and let them thaw at room temperature for about 20 to 30 minutes.
You can also thaw them in the fridge or even use them frozen. Then the previously frozen oranges are ready for you to eat.
If you end up with several oranges that you cannot eat before they go bad, you can freeze them. By freezing oranges using these tips, they will last for up to a year so you can enjoy oranges not just when they are in season but all year long.
You can use frozen oranges for several things. Thaw and eat them as is, or use them in smoothies, baked goods, or for fruit salads.
Can You Freeze Oranges In Their Skin?
So, you can freeze oranges and it is recommended to peel them first. But what about if you simply don’t have the time (or don’t want to take it) to peel and slice the fruit. Can you freeze oranges in their skin?
Although the best way to freeze oranges is to peel them, you can freeze the fruit in their skin. This can be an easy way to preserve oranges if you are in a hurry and need to freeze them immediately. Just be sure to freeze them the right way.
To freeze whole oranges, take the fruit and wash it with water. It’s important to clean the peel before freezing it so it is ready for use whenever you take it out of the freezer to eat it later. Then place them inside a freezer bag or airtight container and remove as much air as possible before sealing it up tightly.
Then place the oranges in the freezer for 6 months to 1 year.
If you are freezing orange slices in their skin, there are certain steps to follow as well. Once you have sliced the orange, place the slices on a baking sheet and place it in the freezer to flash freeze.
Flash freezing locks all of the fruit’s nutrition, texture and flavor as well as maintaining its color and keeping it fresh. Once frozen entirely, transfer the slices into a freezer bag or airtight container and store in the freezer until you want to use them.
These unpeeled orange slices will last for up to 1 year if frozen using this method.
Oranges can be frozen and properly freezing oranges helps to preserve them for later.
The best way to freeze oranges is to peel and slice them. However, you can also freeze oranges in their skin. Either way be sure to place them in a freezer bag or airtight container to keep them good.
Follow the tips mentioned in this article on how to properly freeze the sweet and tart citrus fruit and you can help them stay fresh for longer. Being a seasonal fruit, freezing oranges can help you be able to enjoy them year round.