Navel oranges are in the peak of their season at the moment. These Navels are juicy and extra sweet at this time of year, and taste superb after a winter frost. The supply is excellent and the majority of the fruit is coming in from the southern states. Navel oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C, beta-carotene, folate, fibre, and also contain other carotenoids that act as anti-oxidants. They are also a great way to combat winter colds and flu’s. This week the 3kg bagged navels represent the best value for money, however the loose fruit is also excellent value.
HOW TO PICK
Look for bright coloured oranges with firm, smooth skin that feel heavy for their size.
HOW TO STORE
Keep in a fruit bowl for up to 2 weeks, and refrigerate for extended storage.