Can I use store-bought orange juice instead of fresh squeezed?

I don't have a juicer and the recipe assumes fresh squeezed juices... Is there a big enough reason to go through the hassle for a weeknight dinner?

  • What are you making?
    – moscafj
    Jan 11, 2016 at 19:12
  • Braised pork shoulder... Or carnitas.
    – Squish
    Jan 11, 2016 at 19:13
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    Why do you need a juicer to juice oranges... last I checked, hands work just fine.
    – Catija
    Jan 11, 2016 at 19:14
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    Some store bought juices are really good and taste as fresh as fresh squeezed, they may not be the exact same but it may very well be what you need.
    – Escoce
    Jan 11, 2016 at 19:50
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    Yes, look in the refrigerated section of your grocery store, unpasteurized fresh juice is nowadays commonly available... Jan 12, 2016 at 9:49

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Probably won't make too much difference for carnitas. FWIW, when I make them, I cut up an orange or two and cook it with the pork for a while. Then remove before cooking down completely

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