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.