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What's the difference between Navel and Valencia Oranges

It's that time of year. The change of seasons between Navel and Valencia oranges and at OneTable we (Well really just me (Ben)) want to hang on to the Navels as long as possible. But why?

Well the Navel is considered by many to be the sweeter of the two varieties. But the Valencia has one thing over the Navel and that is it's a superior for juicing. Both are lovely in flavour and great for Vitamin C.

How do we tell them apart? Visually you can tell a Navel orange by its trademark 'Navel' on the opposite end to the 'Calyx' (the part that connects it to the tree).

 

As the weather heats up try cutting the oranges into wedges of 4 or 6 depending on size and put in the fridge or freezer for a quick cook down snack. Our kiddos, big and small, love it. Especially good to take to beach or picnic as they stay cold longer. Grab some today or in your order this week #organic #organicfood #certified

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About the author

Judith has been a passionate organic foodie for more than 10 years.  She loves finding natural alternatives for anything from garden pests to cooking, from cleaning to skincare and is very honest about the idea that convenience is not always for the betterment of society.

Other passions for Judith include Ben, their 4 kiddos, her faith, camping and most things to do with gardens and salt water (not together!). 

Judith is also the co-founder of One Table, an organic food movement whose goals are to help others create healthy families, to recreate a fairer food system in Australia and globally, and to support farmers and producers who love what they do, which is giving back to the land by embracing organic and bio-dynamic practices. 

When Judith isn't writing blogs, doing the accounts, working in the One Table shop, or spinning the plates of a household of 6, she loves her hammock and a sassy Regency era novel.