Can orange juice be frozen?

Surely you have asked yourself this question at some point. Either because you had extra oranges or because you wanted to have it available for longer.

Let me tell you that the answer is that IT CAN BE FREEZED, but not in any way.

Here are some recommendations and step by step instructions on how to do it correctly.

Freshly picked oranges

Recommendations to take into account when freezing orange juice

  • Choose fresh fruit , just picked. Oranges that have already passed through cameras (like those in the supermarket) have already been subjected to a cold process. The fewer processes the fruit has undergone, the better.
  • Choose an airtight container, preferably glass.
  • It is recommended that you strain it before freezing it, not because the flavor will change, but because the texture of the pulp changes with the freezing process.
  • Freeze the amount you are going to consume. You won't be able to freeze it again. Squeezing freshly picked oranges

How to freeze orange juice

To freeze orange juice you must:

  1. Make the juice as usual.
  2. Strain it as best as possible to remove all the pulp.
  3. Put it in a tightly closed container (preferably glass) to prevent it from acquiring odors.
  4. Put the freezing date on it.
  5. Keep it in the freezer until use.

strain orange juice before freezing

How long does frozen orange juice last?

Orange juice can be frozen for up to 3-4 months.

Keep in mind that, as it does not have preservatives, the conservation time is shorter.

Also, the longer you leave it in the freezer, the flavor may be altered, so use it as soon as possible.

reuse glass jars to freeze juice

How to defrost orange juice

The best way is to leave it in the refrigerator the night before using it, to give it time to thaw little by little.

Orange juice takes between 10 and 12 hours to defrost in the refrigerator.

defrost orange juice

Does the taste of orange juice change when it has been frozen?

The change in flavor depends on the amount of time the juice spends in the freezer.

If it is left for a short time, the flavor change is minimal, it becomes a little more acidic but nothing uncomfortable enough on the palate.

We hope that this material has been useful to you and you know, in Campos Del Abuelo, we have recently harvested Valencian oranges .

You can order them here:

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