Taste Australia brings the highest quality of Navel Oranges to the Philippines
Oranges have been known for their high Vitamin C content and other health benefits like flu-fighting properties. Aside from these, it is also rich in antioxidants, high in energy-dense properties which can assist in weight control, blood pressure maintenance for a healthy heart. Since it’s the citrus season, Taste Australia is bringing the highest quality Navel Oranges from Australia to the Philippines.
“The Philippines is one of Australia’s top ten export markets for Navel oranges, with over 5,000 tonnes exported every year. This is the second year of the Taste Australia campaign running in the Philippines, we are really pleased to share our Navel oranges with Filipino consumers”, said Head of Trade of Hort Innovation Australia, Ms. Dianne Phan.
What is a Navel Orange?
Australian oranges are sourced from the highest quality crops. Did you know that today, 2000 growers annually produce 600,000 tonnes of high-quality citrus fruit with oranges being the most produced citrus variety? The navel orange is usually seedless, easy to peel, skin, very sweet juicy flesh, and a small protrusion at one end that resembles a human navel (hence the name of this variety).
Recipes and Applications
Because of its health benefits, oranges are the perfect addition for your diet or your children’s lunch boxes. You can have these Australian oranges as a great decorative addition to your fruit bowls to brighten up the table or ingredient to unique recipes such as marmalades and cocktails. You can find some recipes here to help you out.
David Daniels, Market Access Manager at Citrus Australia, says “Australian oranges are lovingly and carefully grown and we are proud to share Australia’s best produce with Filipinos. We encourage consumers to taste this vibrant fruit at major supermarket chains across Manila. Oranges aren’t just for snacking: their versatility means they can be added to your savory and sweet recipes.”
Proper Selection and Storing
Here’s a quick guide on how to select and store your oranges at home.
- Make sure to select fruit that has bright orange skin, is firm, and feels heavy for its size (avoid dry, wrinkled or softer looking oranges as they do not ripen further after harvest.).
- Oranges can be stored for up to two weeks at room temperature, and longer when refrigerated.
- Store oranges unwashed as moisture on the skin can lead to mold.
- Either peel or wash oranges in cool water before slicing. If cutting, use a clean cutting board to prevent cross-contamination.
- Do not freeze oranges or store them below 3°C.
With Taste Australia, consumers from the Philippines can now take advantage of these Navel oranges, guaranteed to be perfectly ripe, fresh, and sweet. You can personally try it at sampling sessions taking place at participating retailers such as Rustan’s, Shopwise, Wellcome, S&R, Robinson’s, SM, and other major supermarkets. For more details, follow Taste Australia-Philippines on Facebook and Instagram (@TasteAustraliaPH).