Mexican Oranges are… Green?

10 Apr

I’ve been making fresh-squeezed orange juice in the mornings for the last few weeks. In March, I tried the more expensive “orange” oranges that look more like what I saw in the US. Since they looked more familiar to me, I assumed they would be the best choice. This week I tried the more common “green” oranges that Jorge loves so much. Turns out, Jorge’s “green” oranges are far superior in flavor and juiciness. (Win for Jorge.)

They may look like limes from the outside… but they sure are delicious.

Love the color contrast.

13 Responses to “Mexican Oranges are… Green?”

  1. ambyblue April 10, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

    Well, the part that we eat is still orange. I have heard somewhere that most oranges are green and the Florida growers will often dye them orange. That may not be correct, but it does sound like something people would do.

  2. Nerdy And I Know It April 10, 2012 at 3:26 pm #

    For some reason this post made me want to visit Cancun extra bad! I think it has something to do with my love of bright colors and citrus fruits…

  3. Susan April 10, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

    Brazilian oranges are green too! Weird?

  4. aalstrup88 April 10, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

    Do you know what they are called? Like what type of orange it is? I’d love to try one someday… I LOVE oranges, no matter the color – LOL

    • Laura in Cancun April 10, 2012 at 10:09 pm #

      I’m going to the store again tonight. I’ll check it out.

  5. KfromMichigan April 10, 2012 at 10:36 pm #

    I made the mistake once thinking I was buying lime to make salsa.

  6. Kathryn April 11, 2012 at 2:41 am #

    Wha? I had no idea! They sure are pretty!

  7. Ashlie April 11, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

    I agree!

  8. Ashlie April 11, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

    I agree!!!

  9. Nikki April 11, 2012 at 11:02 pm #

    That is awesome! It almost looks photoshopped. Now orange juice sounds really good!

  10. mcm April 12, 2012 at 7:34 pm #

    The reason ”oranges” have green peels here (the Yucatan peninsula) is the absence of cool nights while they’re ripening — in other words, it’s a climate thing, not a variety of orange. Peels are also thinner in the tropics, and the harvest season differs. You’ll occasionally see bright orange colored oranges hanging on a tree here, but that just means that a bird has pecked into them, and they’re spoiled! Anyway — the orange-oranges that you bought had probably traveled far further from their harvest point than the green ones! More than you wanted to know, right?

    • Laura in Cancun April 12, 2012 at 8:16 pm #

      In my case, the orange oranges and green oranges had different names. (I don’t doubt what you’re saying, just saying that the ones I bought were 2 different kinds.)

      Interesting to know that’s why they’re green 🙂

    • Soulnova April 27, 2012 at 8:59 pm # Here’s the link for further information if anyone is interested. Seems like green oranges from around here might actually taste so much better than the orange-orange ones. 😉

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