The Valencia variety is the number one juicing orange because it does not contain limonin, a chemical which can cause juice to develop a bitter taste after exposure to oxygen.

Valencias apply their own natural sunscreen to protect the fruit s inner-flesh from damaging UV rays.

The natural defence causes the Valencia to reabsorb chlorophyll, which turns the skin slightly green, can make an orange ripe for the eating look like it's not.
As Australias only orange variety grown at the height of summer, this re-greening process keeps the inside fresh and allows the variety to thrive in tropical conditions.

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