Orange of the Week

Spanish Navels are wonderful right now and have a lovely acid balance that brings out their best flavour: Lane Late is the main variety.

For fantastic fresh juice, buy Spanish Salustiana. These are a ‘blond’ orange and have a high juice content with a mild eating quality: great value.

Pigmented ‘blood’ oranges are also still available, but less easy to find. These have a wonderfully unique flavour with the Sicilian Tarocco being the most sublime, but the Spanish Sanguinelli being a worthy alternative.

Egyptian Valencia Lates are being sold by some retailers, usually in low price packs: these are not as good to eat as Navels, so check the label to know what you are buying – easily missed.