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Juicy, sweet, refreshing Waitrose orange juice

Orange juice

Orange juice is a popular beverage made from oranges. It is made by extraction from the fresh fruit, by desiccation and subsequent reconstitution of dried juice, or by concentration of the juice and the subsequent addition of water to the concentrate. A wide variety of orange juices are available, which include:

Florida orange juice

A naturally sweet 100% pure juice with bits. It is made with the juice of squeezed Florida oranges rather than reconstituted from a concentrated juice. It is sold in cartons.

Uses: Serve chilled with or without ice, for a lighter drink mix with sparkling water. Shake well before serving.

To store: Keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, consume within 3 days of opening.

Freshly squeezed orange juice

A sweet and juicy drink with orange bits made from freshly squeezed oranges. It has a concentrated orange flavour and has a short shelf life. It is sold in plastic bottles.

Uses: Serve straight from the fridge as a refreshing drink. Where a recipe calls for orange juice this is the best variety to choose. Shake well before serving.

To store: Keep in the fridge for up to 1 week, consume within 3 days of opening.

Orange pressé (longlife)

A orange juice made from 100% fruit. The oranges are pressed to preserve the full flavour of the freshly harvested crop. Organic orange pressé is also available.

Uses: Serve straight from the fridge as a refreshing drink, ideal for mixing with sparkling wine or Champagne to make Buck's Fizz or as a mixer for vodka or gin. Orange pressé is also delicious in non-alcoholic cocktails.

To store: Keep in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months. Once opened store in the fridge and use within 4 days.

Pure orange juice (longlife)

A smooth unsweetened orange juice that is made with concentrated orange juice. It is sold in 1 litre and individual 250 ml cartons.

Uses: Ideal for children as it has a smooth texture. Also good for taking on picnics or on holiday because it can be stored unrefrigerated for up to 6 months. Shake well before use.

To store: Keep in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months. Once opened store in the fridge and use within 4 days.

Pure organic orange juice

This is an unsweetened orange juice produced from organically grown oranges. It is made with concentrated orange juice.

Uses: Serve by itself or mix with apple or cranberry juice for a refreshing fruit cocktail. Shake well before serving.

To store: Keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks and consume within 3 days once opened.

Original orange juice with juicy bits

Pure squeezed orange juice with juicy bits of orange made from 100% pure orange juice.

Uses: Serve by itself or mix with sparkling mineral water for a long, cool summer drink. Shake well before serving.

To store: Keep in the fridge for up to 1 month and use within 5 days of opening.

Please note: the storage suggestions above should only be used as a general guide. You will need to check the life expectancy of any juice before purchase.

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