Blood Orange season is here! One of my favorite times of the year, it is hard to find truly delicious fruits to enjoy, but this variety of orange enhances everything. It can be used in marmalade, zest for baking, gelato, Italian soda, vinaigrettes, or enjoyed peeled.
Blood oranges are smaller than the average orange with a rubied skin and deeply pigmented citrus flesh. They originated in China and Southern Mediterranean regions. They are grown in the US in Texas and California. The three types of Blood Orange are: Taroco, Sanguinella, and Moro. The high levels of Vitamin C and antioxidants make it a fruit to be enjoyed this winter. Now go get some!