Turning the corner in the produce section last week, I spied a large pile of blood oranges. Ahhh . . . the blood oranges are in season, and they’re on sale for 99 cents a pound. Happiness!
Everything about the red-pigmented-oranges makes me happy. They’re sweet with a berry-like taste, have few seeds, and are high in vitamin C. The pigment is called anthocyanin, and is a powerful antioxidant. One pound equals three oranges and about one cup of juice.
I’ve returned to the grocery store several times since that initial buy, and can hardly believe that the pile is still threatening to avalanche the bin. Maybe Katy people don’t know about these tastiest of oranges?
Blood oranges in Europe have been around for some time, and are quite popular. I read recently that people in the United States who appreciate the visual appeal and outstanding flavor of the orange with a gory name are considered “hard-core fruit fans.” Ok, I confess—I’m a hard-core fan of blood oranges.