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Good news- blood oranges are back in season here in sunny California! A great majority of these oranges come from the Mediterranean so take advantage of the local harvest .You may already love blood oranges for their amazing flavor, but they provide some wonderful health benefits as well.
This vibrant citrus fruit contains high amounts of ascorbic acid (aka vitamin C). Vitamin C helps boost our collagen production (think great skin), supports our immune system, and may even reduce strokes.
Unlike other citrus though, blood oranges have anthocyanins, which have amazing antioxidant properties. Why do we love antioxidants? They fight those pesky free radicals (think cancer fighting abilities).
Blood Orange tips and tricks:
1. Store your blood
oranges in the fridge—they can last up to two weeks.
2. They contain fiber, especially if you eat some of the white fleshy part that is found right underneath the skin.
3. When picking blood oranges, look for those that are firm and heavy for their size.