Mexican Oranges Delayed: 2022 Mexican Orange Season Outlook

Written and Published by BMT Foods, May 4, 2022

As we progress further through Spring, the BMT Foods team would like to update our customers on this year’s Mexican orange crop. The 2022 Mexican orange season is proving challenging. Mexico is a key source for many of the oranges used in juices and those sold in supermarkets to consumers, so the state of the 2022 Mexican orange crop is being watched closely.

The varieties of oranges grown in Mexico primarily include Valencia, Lane Late Navel, and Navelina. U.S. consumers are familiar with all these varieties. However, Valencia oranges are the juiciest with a sweet profile, making them preferable for juice products.

Mexican oranges have many nutritional benefits, making them very popular.

The nutritional benefits of Mexican oranges are many and varied. They are an excellent source of Vitamin C, as well as a good source of fiber. Mexican oranges also contain a variety of antioxidants, which can help to protect the body against free radicals. Additionally, they have been shown to be effective in lowering cholesterol levels and blood pressure. All these factors make Mexican oranges an ideal food for those looking to improve their overall health.

In addition to their nutritional benefits, Mexican oranges are also incredibly delicious. They have a sweet and tangy flavor that is unlike any other type of orange. This makes them perfect for eating on their own, or using in drinks, orange juice products, or recipes.

What does BMT Foods expect for the 2022 Mexican orange crop season?

The much-anticipated Mexican orange season has finally arrived, but it is not what suppliers or consumers were expecting. The hurricane that hit the region in October has greatly affected the crop, resulting in a greatly delayed season.

The crop started coming in late with early oranges being small and having low Brix/Acid ratios (the fruit was too sour). Most Mexican Orange suppliers are currently off the market and not offering further products. Processing for the season is just about over and producers are accessing the volumes they need to cover existing contracts before coming back into the market.

Orange Juice futures (FCOJ) have eased off slightly since last week but are maintaining their high levels.

If you have questions or inquiries about this year’s Mexican orange crop, BMT Foods stands ready to help.

BMT Foods offers both Orange Juice Concentrate and Orange Juice NFC. Both are perfect ingredients for Natural Products, Grab and Go Beverages, Snacks, and Desserts. As the BMT Foods team receives more developments on this year’s Mexican Orange crop, we will provide further updates. We are available to answer any questions you have about our product offerings. Reach out to us today to learn more.

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