Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Produce 101 - Oranges and Nectarines

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Produce 101 - Oranges and Nectarines

Picking the best
When selecting oranges the simple rule for choosing citrus fruits is that they should feel firm and heavy for their size. Good color and a fresh appearance are also important. Avoid fruit that is misshapen or obviously damaged. Thinner-skinned fruits tend to be juicier than those with thicker skins. Tangerine is another name for the Mandarin orange variety

Oranges will keep at room temperature for three or four days and up to two weeks if refrigerated. Mandarins and tangelos are more delicate and should not be kept at room temperature for more than a day or two, and will last up to a week in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator.


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