January Fruit of the Month: Malibu Navel Oranges

Navel Oranges are a not just the “basic fruit” of snacking. They are delicious, versatile, and boast some serious health benefits. Learn what these benefits are, how to choose the perfect Navel Orange, and three of our favorite recipes to infuse more Vitamin C into your life!

Why Oranges are a Healthy Supplement to Your Diet


While there are a number of ways to consume more Vitamin C, such as in the form of pills and other supplements, it is broadly known that consuming an orange in its fruit form results in the highest health benefits.

Adding oranges into your diet is a simple way to increase your daily health benefits. Navel Oranges are an excellent source of Vitamin C, an antioxidant that can help to prevent cellular damage. Vitamin C can also reduce the chances of catching a cold since Vitamin C can help boost the immune system.

Finding the Perfect Navel Orange

If you are trying to pick out the perfect orange(s) from your grocery store, there are three things to keep in mind when deciding whether it will be ripe. First: Feel the weight of the orange. The goal is to choose an orange that feels heavy; if it feels lighter than it looks it may not be ripe. Second, do the smell test. Does the orange smell fresh with a citrus scent? If so, you’ll likely have a winner! Put back any orange that smells old, musky, or fermented. Finally, check the peel! Inspect the orange for spots, darker areas, or damage. If you observe any of these things, then it is not the orange for you!

Best Ways to Consume Navel Oranges

Oranges can be utilized in a variety of ways such as in salads, smoothies, as juices, and for baking. You can also enjoy sweet oranges sliced or peeled. Here are a few of our favorite recipes that include Navel Oranges:

There are a few ways to find the perfect orange to consume or juice. A great option is to order our Malibu Navel Oranges, which can be shipped straight to your door. We are offering this delicious fruit at 10% off for the month of January.

Oranges are one of the most popular fruits consumed in the United States. This is likely because of the health benefits and variety of ways you can utilize the fruit. Now Orange you glad you read this article?

Amanda Dresen is a former Corporate Project Manager and current Project Specialist/Marketing Coordinator for The Fruit Company. She is an avid hiker, food & wine explorer; and lover of all things college football & basketball who enjoys reaching current and potential customers through multiple channels.

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