National Orange Juice Day – May 4th


Happy National Orange Juice Day!

Did you know that orange juice has been the official beverage of Florida since 1967? Yes, it’s true.

Have you ever wondered what is meant by “reconstituted” on some orange juice containers? Wikipedia explains it as follows:

“Commercially squeezed orange juice is pasteurized and filtered before being evaporated under vacuum and heat. After removal of most of the water, this concentrated juice, about 65% sugar by weight, is then stored at about 10 °F…When water is added to freshly thawed concentrated orange juice, it is said to be reconstituted.  The product was developed in 1948 at the University of Florida’s Citrus Research and Education Center.”

Orange Juice Fizz
Orange Juice Fizz, Courtesy: allrecipes.com

Here are a few recipes featuring oranges and/or orange juice, to help you celebrate the day:

Orange Juice Fizz
Guava and Orange Fruit Cooler
Tangy Citrus Party Punch

Source:  http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com, http://www.wikipedia.com

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