Blood Orange…

Blood Orange:

I couldn’t wait to peel this open to see if it lives up to the name…and it did. Bright maroon-red, just like blood. The one I picked out was small, tart, juicy, with a hint of raspberry flavor. 

What’s great about Blood Oranges, is that they contain higher levels of vitamin C  and Antioxidants than other oranges. They also contain Folic Acid, Anthocyanin (is a powerful antioxidant and is a family of pigments. They are uncommon in citrus fruit, so this is a great benefit), Calcium, Vitamin A, and Fiber. The flesh of the fruit gets it’s red color when the fruit develops with low temperatures during the night.  Blood Orange is a winter fruit, so check around for availability. 


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