This is another post about one of those rare fruits I like to treat myself to…What’s the fruit this time you ask? Blood Oranges.
Blood oranges are like clams that hold a pearl full of color inside. While they appear quite similar to regular oranges on the outside, although a tad smaller and a slightly redder hue, the inside of these oranges cannot even compare to that of even the most orangest of oranges.
Blood oranges hold inside exactly what their name implies: A deep, juicy, blood colored flesh.
And you don’t have to be a vampire to love these babies’ juicy crimson flesh. Blood oranges have a deliciously tart citrus flavor with sweet undertones. While they do have the perfect sweet-sour combo., they are significantly less acidic tasting than regular oranges. Say goodbye to puckering, and hello to relishing in taste and color.
Blood oranges are the perfect snack to eat as is, but also taste and look wonderful on both fruit and green salads. They have 3 grams of fiber per orange, as well as 110% RDA of vitamin C. They also boast of list full of other vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, B vitamins, and folic acid.
Skip the chocolate…scratch that, keep the yummy chocolate but skip the red roses, and break out this lovely red fruit just in time for Valentine’s Day. It’s color just screams of love.