Here's What 1 Pound of Oranges Looks Like

Here's What 1 Pound of Oranges Looks Like

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Hali Bey Ramdene
Jun 20, 2016
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Need to grab a pound of oranges and don't have a scale available? Here's how to pick up a pound by sight.

Educate Your Eye: 1 Pound of Oranges

A pound of oranges is about 2 medium-sized pieces of fruit, close to two inches in diameter. They should fit in your hand, much like baseball. This applies to oranges of all varieties, as long as you stick to this basic size principle.

Naturally, some varieties of oranges — navel, particularly — do come much larger, but if you're shopping by sight and need to make a quick call, stick with the middle ground and pick up two oranges of the same size that meet this criteria.

Educate Your Eye

Our eyes are one of our greatest, most useful tools in the kitchen. They can help us size up everything from the weight of vegetables to the doneness of meat. Educate Your Eye is a series on The Kitchn that teaches you what you need to know to use your eyes for smarter cooking both inside and outside the kitchen.

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