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Florida Fruit Shippers®
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Weirsdale, FL 32195-0228

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Florida Juice Oranges

Florida Juice Oranges

Florida juice oranges are especially selected for their sweet and flavorful juice. There's no better start to the day than a delicious glass of orange juice, and the very best orange juice is from fresh-squeezed Florida juice oranges. It's a great mid-day pick-me-up as well.

Florida is second only to Brazil in the production and Florida juice oranges are prized worldwide as the sweetest and most flavorful.

For best flavor and nutritional value squeeze Florida juice oranges shortly before enjoying the juice. We ship the best Florida juice oranges available throughout the season, including:

  • Navel Oranges - Available November through mid-January. Sweet juice, usually seedless. Navel orange juice does not store or freeze well; squeeze fresh for drinking.

  • Hamlin Oranges - Available late January to February. The light colored juice is sweet with a mild flavor. Usually seedless.

  • Pineapple Oranges - Available mid-January to February. Very sweet juice with good flavor. Some seeds.

  • Valencia Oranges - Available March to July. Very sweet and flavorful juice. Usually seedless.

  • Hamlin, Pineapple and Valencia Juice and can be stored up to 1 or 2 days in the refrigerator. The juice can be frozen - shake well after thawing to remix juice and solids.

FastFacts
Availability Nov 15 to Apr 10
Status Avail. Next Season
Shipped to US* & Canada**
*excluding AK, HI
**excluding T, V, X, Y codes
No Longer Available This Season

Florida Juice Oranges Product Specifications

1 Tray
Package Particulars
  Recommended for:  1 person
  Orange-Grapefruit-Mixed?:  Specify mixed to
    include Ruby Red Grapefruit
  Weight (approx.):  9.5 lb/4.3 kg
  Pieces (approx.):  12-15 oranges -OR-
    6-8 oranges, 4 grapefruit
  Available to: U.S. and Canada
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Jumbo Tray
Package Particulars
  Recommended for:  1-3 persons
  Orange-Grapefruit-Mixed?:  Specify mixed to
    include Ruby Red Grapefruit
  Weight (approx.):  16 lb/7 kg
  Pieces (approx.):  18-20 oranges -OR-
    9 oranges, 6 grapefruit
  Available to: U.S. and Canada
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2 Trays
Package Particulars
  Recommended for:  2-3 persons
  Orange-Grapefruit-Mixed?:  Specify mixed to
    include Ruby Red Grapefruit
  Weight (approx.):  19 lb/8.6 kg
  Pieces (approx.):  24-30 oranges -OR-
    16 oranges, 9 grapefruit
  Available to: U.S. and Canada
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3 Trays
Package Particulars
  Recommended for:  3-5 persons
  Orange-Grapefruit-Mixed?:  Specify mixed to
    include Ruby Red Grapefruit
  Weight (approx.):  29 lb/13 kg
  Pieces (approx.):  36-45 oranges -OR-
    24 oranges, 12 grapefruit
  Available to: U.S. and Canada
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4 Trays
Package Particulars
  Recommended for:  4-6 persons
  Orange-Grapefruit-Mixed?:  Specify mixed to
    include Ruby Red Grapefruit
  Weight (approx.):  39 lb/17.5 kg
  Pieces (approx.):  48-60 oranges -OR-
    32 oranges, 16 grapefruit
  Available to: U.S. and Canada
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Availability
Florida juice oranges are available November through July.

"Make it Deluxe" option not available to Arizona, California, Louisiana and Texas; also some portions of Oklahoma, New Mexico and Nevada.

History
The flu epidemic of 1918-19 led to the popularization of orange juice with breakfast as Americans became more concerned about healthful eating. Many successful advertising campaigns boosted the popularity of orange juice, virtually all intended to sell packaged products.

After World War II a process was developed to create instant orange juice powder. Also in the mid-1940s scientists in Florida figured out a way to improve frozen concentrate, a development that made Florida the world's largest orange juice producer. The heat process used to concentrate the juice caused an unpleasant flavor, but it was determined that by adding a small amount of fresh orange juice to the concentrate the flavor could be restored. With this discovery, the industry grew dramatically.

While frozen concentrate is still an important industry, the market is now dominated by reconstituted concentrate and not-from-concentrate juice. A complicated manufacturing process utilizes blended juices, citrus extracts and natural flavor and aroma components to create a fresh product that comes as close as possible to mimicking the flavor of fresh-squeezed Florida orange juice.

All of these products have their place. But despite the best efforts of generations of scientists and manufacturers, one truth remains: Nothing beats the sweet fresh flavor and natural healthy goodness of fresh squeezed, grove-fresh Florida juice oranges.

Florida Juice Oranges Nutritional Information
8 fluid oz. of orange juice contains:

  • 110 calories
  • 2 g protein
  • 26 g carbohydrates
  • 20 mg calcium
  • 450 mg potassium
  • 26 mg phosphorus
  • 72 mg vitamin C
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