Oranges, blood, 1 Kg pack

Category: fresh fruit, hide_temporary, italy, orange

  • Blood oranges are a rather gruesome name for a wonderfully sweet and beautifully colored citrus fruit. They tend to be a bit smaller than other types of oranges, with a thick, pitted skin that may or may not have a reddish blush, but they look like regular oranges from the outside. The inside flesh is brilliantly dark pink, maroon, or even dark blood red. Blood oranges grow on citrus trees in warm, temperate climates. In the U.S., they are mostly grown in California and Florida and then shipped around the country. The fruit can be eaten as is, juiced, or used in baked goods, cocktails, salads, or other dishes that call for oranges. Along with their lovely red color, blood oranges tend to have a noticeable and delicious raspberry edge to their flavor. .

  • A blood orange is a citrus fruit that looks similar to an orange from the outside but has deep red colored fruit and juice. The red color is the result of anthocyanin, which develops when these citrus fruits ripen during warm days tempered with cooler nights. Anthocyanin, the pigment that gives the red color to blood oranges, starts to develop along the edges of the peel and then follows the edges of the segments before moving into the flesh. So blood oranges can be lined or streaked with red instead of fully blood-colored, depending on the season, when they were harvested, and their particular variety. Blood oranges tend to be easier to peel than other oranges, often have fewer seeds, and have a sweeter taste. Their season is typically from December through April, so they can be harder to find and more expensive than naval or other common oranges.
  • Nutrition Facts

    Amount Per 150?

    Calories?70
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat0.3 g 0%
    Saturated fat0.1 g 0%
    Polyunsaturated fat0.1 g
    Monounsaturated fat0 g 0%
    Cholesterol0 mg 0%
    Sodium 0?mg 0%
    Potassium358 mg 10%
    Total Carbohydrate 16?g 5%
    Dietary fiber 3?g 11%
    Sugar 0?g 0%
    Protein1 g 2%
    Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 73%
    Calcium 3% Iron 2%
    Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 20%
    Cobalamin 0% Potassium 6%
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • Beet-and-Blood-Orange Salad with Mint


    How to Make It

    Step 1?

    Spread the beets in a large steamer basket and steam until tender, about 15 minutes. Transfer the beets to a bowl and let cool completely.

    Step 2?

    Using a sharp knife, peel the oranges, removing all of the bitter white pith. Quarter the oranges lengthwise, then slice crosswise 1/3 inch thick. Add the oranges to the beets along with the parsley and mint.

    Step 3?

    In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice with the vinegar, shallot, honey and 1/8 teaspoon of sumac. Whisk in the olive oil and season with salt and black pepper. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat. Add the feta and toss again. Sprinkle the salad with sumac and serve.

    Make Ahead

    The beets can be steamed one day in advance and refrigerated.

    Notes

    Sumac powder can be purchased at Middle Eastern markets, specialty-food stores