Organic Orange Juice Powder
Organic Orange Juice Powder is also called juice powder, powdered orange juice, or orange powder.
What is Organic Orange Juice Powder
Organic Orange Juice Powder is made from the juice of oranges that have been carefully selected for maximum flavor and quality. Once the fruits have been juiced, the juice is sprayed over organic maltodextrin and allowed to dry, and once dry the solids are ground up into powder, forming Organic Orange Juice Powder.
Organic Orange Juice Powder is perfect for when you want to incorporate orange flavor but don't have any fresh oranges on hand! Can be used in both sweet and savory foods, including pork, chicken, and baked goods.
History of the Orange
The citrus industry has long been ingrained in the general consciousness of Americans as being closely related to Florida. Visit any grocery store cooler section in this country and you are sure to find "Orange Juice from Florida" on at least one carton of brightly colored juice. This vibrant association is thanks to Ponce de Leon, the Spaniard who in the 1500s left oranges behind in what would eventually come to be known as Florida. During the 1600s, the Spanish tried numerous times to settle and colonize Florida, but they were unsuccessful, save for the oranges that took root there and thrived. Native Americans forced the Spaniards out but kept their sour orange seeds.
The English landed in Florida in the late 17th century and eventually took those wild growing sour oranges and bred them selectively to be sweeter and more flavorful. This appealed to a wider range of people and soon orange groves started to spread through rural communities. Farm families dedicated themselves to maintaining orange trees and eventually the hype spread to Georgia and the Carolinas. The great freeze of 1835 wiped out most of the fruit in the Southeastern US, and Florida growers moved further inland to ensure that they would continue to be able to grow the crop. By the 1870s, the Florida citrus business had taken off thanks to a fully operational railroad that spread through Florida and up into the northeastern parts of the country.
Orange trees are a self-pollinating plant, so they don't need bees or human intervention to produce fruits. These trees can grow to be quite large and require about 12 to 25 feet between each tree for optimal growth. They are best and strongest when they are grown from a graft, as they tend to have a shorter lifespan when they are grown from an orange seed. If grown from a seed, the trees will not become productive until they are about 15 years old. Trees can remain productive for more than 50 years if properly cared for. They don't need a lot of maintenance and go through a phase called the "June drop" where they naturally release some of their immature fruits to give more resources to the fruits that are doing better. Overall, these trees require little attention. Overwatering leads to the fruit produced having a weaker flavor, so it is best to maintain the proper amount of water for the trees. Any fruit produced should be picked by hand or removed with shears. Improper harvesting can be damaging to the branches and thus the overall productivity of the trees.
Where are Our Organic Oranges From?
The oranges used to make our Powdered Orange Juice are typically from Florida but depending on the time of year and availability may sometimes be from California.
What does Orange Juice Powder Taste Like
Organic Orange Juice Powder tastes like oranges without the bitterness or intense acidity. It's a refreshing citrus flavor.
How do You Use Orange Juice Powder
Powdered Orange Juice is wonderful for use in icings for sweets and glazes for meats. It's great in sauces or when looking for more citrus flavor than Organic Dried Orange Peel can provide in cookies, cakes, or pastries. It can be added to baking mixes, like brownies, and used in homemade granola bar recipes. Some people also use this orange juice powder to make a sugary sauce to drizzle over biscuits or breads.
Stir a little into a glass of ice cold water for a deliciously refreshing drink with just a hint of citrus.
This powder cannot be reconstituted into orange juice.
Orange Juice Powder Substitution
If you are substituting for the flavor of an orange, approximately 1 teaspoon of Orange Juice Powder can be swapped for ¼ of an orange.
|Ingredients||Organic maltodextrin and organic orange juice concentrate|
|Also Called||Juice powder, powdered orange juice or orange powder|
|Recommended Uses||Use in brownies, cakes, cookies, granola bars, icings, pastries and sauces|
|Flavor Profile||Tastes like oranges without the bitterness or intense acidity|
|Cuisine||American, Asian and Mediterranean|
|How To Store||Airtight container in a cool, dark place|
|Shelf Life||6-12 months|
|Country of Origin||US|
|Dietary Preferences||Gluten Free, Non-GMO|
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