Citrus Australia promotes fresh Australian oranges
Citrus Australia has promoted the availability of fresh Australian oranges to consumers, highlighting they are the most natural way to boost the immune system in winter.
In a media release sent to national and international media, Citrus Australia promoted the versatility of seedless Navel oranges, and highlighted red navels and blood oranges.
“With higher levels of vitamins C and A than regular navel oranges, the Cara Cara navel may look like a normal navel orange on the outside but hides a rich pink colour on the inside due to the presence of the antioxidant lycopene. It also has a delicious sweet berry-like flavor,” the release said.
“The blood orange is distinctively deep red on the inside with a red blush on the outside due to the presence of the antioxidant anthocyanin. It normally has an exciting tangy raspberry note.
“The industry is even evaluating a super sweet brown orange as part of its quest to innovate the orange category – although this will not be available in stores this year.”
Australian growers are expected to produce about 300,000 tonnes of navel oranges this year.
Judith says the 2016 season began slowly due to warmer than average autumn temperatures, but is now in full swing.
“Total production will be up around 11% from last year,” Judith says.
“Growing conditions have been favourable in most major growing regions, so there will be a good supply of high quality fruit for both Australian consumers and our overseas customers.”