Fun facts about blood orange
- Are you aware that blood oranges have a deep red flesh?
- Are you aware that the blood orange’s red color is due to the presence of anthocyanins, an antioxidant found in berries and red potatoes? (Antioxidants are helpful at reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke and some cancers.)
- Are you aware that blood oranges are smaller than an average orange?
- Are you aware that the skin of the blood orange is orange with usually some shading of red?
- Are you aware that the juice produced from blood oranges is a dark burgundy color reminiscent of blood?
- Are you aware that blood oranges were first discovered in the 15th century growing in Sicily, Italy?
- Are you aware that blood oranges are a familiar fruit in Israel and the Mediterranean?
- Are you aware that California is the primary grower of blood oranges in the United States?
- Are you aware that the flavor of blood oranges ranges from tart to sweet?
- Are you aware that Europeans often use blood oranges in salads?
- Are you aware that a popular Sicilian winter salad is blood oranges, sliced fennel, parsley and olive oil?
- Are you aware that one blood orange provides over 100% of the recommended daily value for vitamin C? (Vitamin C is needed by the body to form collagen in bones, cartilage, muscle, and blood vessels, and aids in the absorption of iron.)
Nutritional information on Blood Orange
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NB:Carbohydrate, by difference(total carbs-fiber) is also called net carbs