Navel oranges are the most common variety of orange that is eaten. Navels are sweet, seedless, and perfect for eating out-of-hand; but they are also delicious in salads. Navel oranges are in season from November into June.
Navel oranges have comparatively thick skins and a characteristic navel-looking mark on the non-stem end. Navel oranges are good for juicing, but the juice tends to be so sweet that it ferments easily, so you will need to use the juice within a few hours. Consider using the fruit in a classic orange and coconut ambrosia, a fresh mixture of orange pieces, coconut, confectioner's sugar, and orange juice. Or put together a vanilla citrus fruit salad featuring grapefruit, pineapple, lime juice, and powdered sugar along with the oranges and vanilla.