DIY: Make your own orange juice – this is how it works
Making your own orange juice is not difficult. We have a few tips for you on how to get every last drop of juice out of the oranges.
- There are several ways to make orange juice.
- On the one hand, there are normal citrus presses. With these devices, you can extract the juice from the citrus fruit either by hand or electrically.
- If you choose this method, there are a few tricks you can use to get more juice out of the orange. Before slicing, roll the orange across the countertop by hand. If you press the fruit, it will become softer. That’s a better way to express it.
- Heat has the same effect. To do this, place the orange briefly in hot water or, alternatively, place it in the microwave for five seconds.
- Then cut the orange in half and squeeze both halves with the press. Make sure that no white inner skin gets into the juice. This tastes bitter.
- You get even more orange juice if you do without the press altogether. Instead, peel and fillet the orange.
- Press the pieces of orange obtained in this way through a sieve into a glass or other container.
- With this method, no juice is lost at all. The same applies here: Nothing should get into the orange juice from the white inner skin.
- By the way, you don’t have to throw away the orange peel. Orange peels are versatile. If it is organic oranges, you can use them to refine dishes, for example.
- In addition, with the orange peel, you have a cheap and natural limescale remover. You can use this for cleaning: traces of limescale on taps or in the sink disappear in no time at all.