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Last Updated : Jun 08,2024

What is Orange Juice? Glossary | Uses, Benefits + Recipes
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What is orange juice, santre ka ras, narangi ka juice?

Orange juice is a fruit juice obtained by squeezing, pressing or otherwise crushing the interior of an orange. Orange juice is a nutrition powerhouse with naturally occurring vitamins and minerals and many antioxidants.

How to Select orange juice, santre ka ras, narangi ka juice
All types of juice can be found in health food and grocery stores. Look for fresh juices with pulp in the refrigerated section. Some producers add citric acid or ascorbic acid to juice beyond what is naturally found in the orange. Some also fortify the orange juice with nutrients such as calcium and Vitamin D. Reduced-acid varieties of orange juice are also marketed. Hence, choose accordingly from the variety.

Culinary uses of orange juice, santre ka ras, narangi ka juice

Indian desserts using orange juice 

You want to give citrus taste to your desserts, here are few recipes, which will give you amazing flavour of orange in every bite.

1.      Fruit Sandesh a rich sandesh topped with homemade orange sauce and an assortment of fruits, this dessert is a medley of all your favourite things.

2.      Stuffed Apple Crepes topped with Orange Sauce Perfectly cooked Crepes are stuffed with a succulent cinnamon-flavoured apple filling.

3.      Fruit and Ice-Cream Sizzler served with brandy marinated fruits that are served with vanilla ice-cream. Add a dollop of chocolate sauce if you like. 

4.      Baked and Stewed Bananas a flavouring of snazzy citrusy ingredients, this is a treat beyond the realm of reality.

Cakes using orange juice 

Flavour the cake with orange juice and make interesting recipes. Below are the recipes to follow and make some interesting cakes. 

1.      Orange Cake pleasant hue and fresh citrusy aroma of this Orange Cake are sure to attract you! And when you do bite into a slice, the outcome will be even better than what you expected.

2.      Eggless Orange and Tutti Frutti Loaf an attractive snack, which your kids will fall head-over-heels in love with! Spongy and tasty, this Eggless Orange Tutti Frutti Loaf is resplendent with the tanginess of orange and the appeal of tutti frutti.

· Orange juice is a quick and healthy beverage.
· Use fruit juice as the base for fat-free salad dressing and marinades.
· Orange Juice can be added to make meringue pie, baked goods, and cakes.
· Whipped orange butter, made from orange juice is mild and is wonderful served as a spread for quick bread, muffins, waffles, or pancakes.
· Orange juice can be brushed on various foods to enhance flavor during or after cooking.
· Oranges and orange juice are often used in sauces and glazes.
· They can be added to everything from appetizers to desserts, marmalade etc.
· Orange juice is one of the most important ingredients (and the most important fruit juice) to have when making cocktails.
· Orange juice makes a tasty addition to breads and cakes.
· Try to get it into your system: squeeze those wonder-fruits yourself everyday. Freshly squeezed juices are best. Magical characteristics are ascribed to freshly squeezed juice. Avoid drinking fruit juice from a can or glassing bottle because when the bottle or can is closed the juice is heated and gets an acid structure. Juice from cartons, cans and glass bottles has been pasteurized. This means the juice has been heated (cooked) to kill all the germs. The heating of food changes the enzymes of the food so it looses (some of) its nutritious value. This means you can't substitute freshly squeezed juice by juice from cartons.
· Orange juice can be squeezed over a fruit salad to keep other fruits from browning.
· Orange blossom is a mouth watering beverage, orange juice when blended with Vanilla ice cream, tastes delightful.
· Apart from sweet dishes, orange juice works well in savoury dishes

How to Store orange juice, santre ka ras, narangi ka juice
Fresh-squeezed orange juice is a refreshing treat, but should be discarded after 48 hours in the refrigerator. Fresh-squeezed orange juice can be frozen as ice cubes or used in smoothies or other drinks. Canned and bottled juice or juice in aseptic cartons can be stored, unopened, in a cool, dark cupboard for up to three months. After opening, keep juices in tightly closed containers in the refrigerator. Pour servings and immediately refrigerate the closed container after every use. Use within the expiry date printed.

Health Benefits of orange juice, santre ka ras, narangi ka juice
· Start Your Day with a Boost of Antioxidants. It's an excellent source of essential antioxidants (vitamin C and E) and selenium to help protect against free radicals to promote healthy cells and tissues.
· Orange Juice gives you essential nutrients needed to help maintain your body's first line of defense - a healthy immune system.
· It's naturally fat free, cholesterol free and sodium free.
· Get your kids' day off to a great start with the natural taste and nutrition of Orange Juice. It has essential vitamins and minerals to support their growing bodies.
· Flavonoids and carotenoids, phytonutrients are plant-derived components that are naturally occurring in orange juice. Phytonutrients are rapidly gaining support as research uncovers more of their health promoting benefits.
· Orange juice is most ideal liquid food in fevers, typhoid, and tuberculosis. It gives energy, promotes body resistance against infections.
· Orange juice sweetened with honey, is safe and highly beneficial for Cardiac Patients.
· Orange Juice is considered as an excellent food for infants who are not fed on breast milk. It prevents scurvy, rickets and helps growth.

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