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I wanted to make fresh orange juice using a squeezer and wanted to know how many oranges it takes to make an 8oz glass of juice?

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you know better than I do, it depends on the orange and type of orange. My mom, an executive chef, used to say that you'd allow 1-2 lb of oranges for 1 drinkable cup of orange juice.

I really think, that it's highly dependent on the type of orange. I know naval and blood oranges are the juiciest compared to other varieties.

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A medium sized orange will have roughly 2 oz of juice.

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Which is just a tad shy of a 0,6 dl. – koiyu Jan 23 '11 at 16:40

The amount of juice you get from an orange will depend on a number or things:

  • Size of the orange
  • Juice content of the orange
  • Whether you use the pulp or remove all the bits

May be you should be asking what oranges are best for producing the most amount of juice and how do I get the most juice from them?

The easiest way to find out how many oranges you need is to buy a bag of them and then start squeezing till you have a glass full :)

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One way to get more juice from citrus is to juice it when warm. Cold fruit doesn't release as much juice. I put a skewer hole in my citrus (for safety issues) and then microwave the fruit for 20=30 seconds before cutting and juicing.

I'm also partial to Valencia oranges for juice.

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i also microwave citrus for 15-30 seconds (depending on size) before squeezing, especially if i'm using my hands instead of a juicer. – stephennmcdonald Sep 1 '10 at 20:36

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