Blood Oranges

Choose Blood Oranges that are firm and heavy for their size. Blood Oranges may have a full-colored blush or have no blush at all. Slice open a blood orange and you'll see a beautiful bright red to deep maroon interior. The intense orange interior has a flavor that hints of fresh raspberry. All oranges contain carotene — that's what makes them orange. Blood Oranges get their red color from high concentrations of a pigment called anthocyanin, a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are the agents believed to be responsible for cancer, aging and other health ailments.


Recipes (3)

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Grilled Halibut with Fennel and Orange View
Citrus Salmon in Parchment View
Blood Orange and Avocado Salad View

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 1 Fruit
Calories 80
Carbohydrate 21 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Calcium 6 %
Vitamin C 130 %