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How to Cut an Orange

Whether you’d like to cut an orange for a salad or for snacking, here’s how you can quickly and easily cut an orange into segments or slices. This method works for any citrus fruit and you’ll be slicing like a pro in no time!
Course ingredient
Cuisine American
Diet Low Fat
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 62kcal
Author Rena

Equipment

  • knife
  • cutting board

Ingredients

  • orange

Instructions

How to Cut Orange Slices

  • Slice off the top and bottom of the orange.
  • Stand the orange up on the flat, cut end and slice off the slice from the top to the bottom, making sure to slice off all of the white pith.
  • Lay the orange on its side, and slice the orange as thick or thin as you’d like, from the top to bottom.

How to Cut Orange Segments

  • Slice off the top and bottom of the orange.
  • Stand the orange up on the flat, cut end and slice off the slice from the top to the bottom, making sure to slice off all of the white pith.
  • Slice into the orange parallel to one of the white membranes in a V shape to cut out wedge-like segments.

Notes

  • Use your knife to gently push the segment away from the membrane on the second side of the V cut to get as much of the orange cut out as possible.
  • When picking an orange, look for oranges that feel dense and are heavy for their size.
  • Avoid oranges that are bruised or too soft.
  • To cut the segments, you might want to swap your chef’s knife for a paring knife for ease.

Nutrition

Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 70mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg