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Mock Orange Juice

Mock Orange Juice (aka "Carolene") was a recipe used during rationing in World War Two. It produces a liquid whose taste is reminiscent of orange juice.

To make it, you peel and slice swede or turnip somewhat thinly, toss the slices in a few teaspoons of sugar, then let it stand overnight, covered.

By the morning, the sugar will have extracted a clear liquid from the slices of swede. The liquid has a turnip smell, but a slightly orangey taste. The liquid can be used in recipes calling for orange juice.

Mixed with carrot juice, during the War it made for a slightly sweet, slightly tangy, slightly orangey tasting drink.

Here is the process, illustrated briefly, by Ruth Goodman in Episode 8 of "Wartime Farm" (BBC, 2012).

The relevant section starts at 13 minutes, 20 seconds into the video. Embedded link valid as of January 2014.

See also:


Aguamiel; Apple Juice; Bug Juice; Cranberry Juice; Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate; Fruit Drink; Grape Juice; Juice Apples; Juice; Lemon Juice; Lime Juice; Mock Orange Juice; Nectars; Olive Juice; Orange Juice; Pickle Juice; Pineapple Juice; Pomegranate Juice; Sparkling Juices; Tomato Juice; V8 Juice; Yuzu Juice

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Oulton, Randal. "Mock Orange Juice." CooksInfo.com. Published 09 March 2013; revised 09 March 2013. Web. Accessed 06/23/2018. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/mock-orange-juice>.

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