Blood Oranges

A red orange? Seems like an oxymoron, but it’s actually a type of orange with crimson flesh, called a blood orange. When you cut into a blood orange, deep, dark flesh greets you instead of the expected subdued orange color. The distinctive color is the result of anthocyanin, an antioxidant. In fact, the blood orange’s red hue is the result of higher levels of antioxidants than any other orange. The eye-catching red flesh of the blood orange means it has a different flavor profile than your average navel or Valencia, too. A distinct raspberry flavor accompanies the usual sweet, cit..

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