Have you ever had a blood orange? If not, you haven’t lived!
I only just found this citrus giant a few weeks ago and I can’t get enough! I’m not much of an orange person, but this orange is different and has completely converted me to a citrus lover. It is sweet and sour all at the same time. It’s juicy and just tastes and smells like it is so good for you (because it is!).
It has blood red flesh and juice and is a bit smaller than your typical orange. The reason the flesh is red is due to anthocyanins, a family of antoixidant pigments. Research in 2007 showed that this antioxdidant may possess analggesic properties in addition to neuroprotective and anti-inﬂammatory activities.
This fruit is in season now. And if you miss it, it’s gone until next year!
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Have you tasted the succulent sweetness of a blood orange? Tell others what you thought about it!