Blood Oranges are IN SEASON!
What is the difference of the orange and the blood orange? Glad you asked. The blood orange is actually less acidic in flavor than the navel orange. Many say it has more of a berry taste versus the acidic citrus of the navel orange. The blood orange gives a flavor considered to be more convenient for juicing AND eating purposes.
How is it different in nutritional value, you're probably wondering? Blood oranges actually have 40% more Vitamin C than the standard navel or any other orange. There is a high level of flavenoid pigment, which is why it contains such a beautiful vibrant pink. Flavenoids are used by our body to prevent certain health issues such as oxygen damage to our cells and assisting to prevent blood vessel ruptures.
Let's all eat more blood oranges!!