Savor the goodness of Australian Oranges

The Australian Embassy Manila in partnership with Citrus Australia and the Victorian Government had invited the media to an intimate gathering at Bondi & Bourke last July 30, 2015 for an afternoon of Australian oranges.

Anthony Weymouth (Senior Trade Commissioner of Australian Trade Commission), Bill Tweddell (Australia’s Ambassador to the Phillipines) and David Daniels (Market Access Manager of Citrus Australia Ltd.) were joined in by three well-known Australian personalities in the fields of sports, entertainment and beauty, who were invited to talk about their favorite dishes. TV celebrity Iya Villania, Chris Everingham of the Philippine Volcanoes, and Fely Irvine of Hi-5 Australia shared how they enjoy the health benefits of the fresh fruit everyday as well as their homegrown nutritious recipes.

Bondi and Bourke’s Chef Wade Watson transformed these gastronomic fares into quality, safe and sweet goodness using Australian oranges.

Chris Everingham’s favorite orange dish is Arugula and Chicken Salad. This awfully simple salad has cherry tomatoes, red onion slivers, diced Lebanese cucumber, oranges, basil leaves and onion chives. It was wonderful how the Australian Oranges ties it all together. There is something about arugula and the tangy orange taste that gives it a savory flavor! This superfast, easy main-dish salad recipe let's you eat healthy in 20 minutes or less!

Iya Villania's Orange Beef Stir-Fry favorite is an Asian-style classic dish combination with orange pieces. Chef Wade Watson prepared it using thinly-sliced rib-eye, peeled asparagus tips, French beans, cherry tomatoes, shallots, garlic, coriander leafs, orange segments, minced ginger plus sliced red chilis. Adding that orange zest along with the orange juice really punches up the flavor!

Freshly-squeezed orange juice is considered one of the healthiest beverages because of the top nutritional worth it gives. By consuming fresh orange juice, the nutrients quickly get absorbed in the bloodstream without requiring digestion.

Eating the fresh fruit also gives you enough dietary fibre to regulate bowel movements and improve cholesterol levels. Oranges are a good source of carbohydrates and vitamin B for that extra energy boost. Oranges gives you almost twice the recommended daily Vitamin C intake. Whether you prefer to peel or slice orange segments, you help your body boost its immune system to protect against cancer and heart diseases. And Australian oranges provide exceptional tasting oranges from winter through to summer. You may choose from a wide variety of navels, valencias and mandarins.

Boost your immune system with all of the recommended vitamin C in take in just one Australian orange! Australian Oranges are the perfect low-fat sweet treat to squeeze all those healthy nutrients into your diet.

Australian Oranges are available in the leading supermarkets nationwide.