Here is how to select the best oranges. Look for oranges that are firm to the touch, that have a deep orange color, and feel heavy for their size. Do not take oranges that have soft spots, are overly wrinkled, or have greenish areas.
The best way to store oranges is in the refrigerator. Place them in a crisper drawer, where the temperature is cool and the air is humid. This will help to keep the oranges from drying out and will also extend their shelf life.
For example, if you have a lot of oranges and don’t plan on using them all right away, you can store them in the freezer. Simply wash the oranges, remove the peel and pith, and slice or chop the oranges. Then, place the orange slices or chunks in a freezer-safe container or bag, and store them in the freezer for up to one year. The frozen oranges can be used for smoothies, baking, or other recipes. You can also freeze orange juice in ice cube trays.
You can also store oranges on the counter, rather than in the refrigerator, However, there are a few things to keep in mind. Counter storage is best for oranges that are at room temperature. If the oranges are cold when you take them out of the fridge, let them sit on the counter for a few hours to come to room temperature before storing them. Also, keep the oranges away from direct sunlight or any heat sources.