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You know the saying, “It’s what’s on the inside that counts”? Well, that couldn’t be more true when it comes to Cara Cara blood oranges. From the outside, these citrus beauties look like your run-of-the-mill, bright-skinned navel oranges. Cut them open, though, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Cara Caras have the same round shape and bright orange rind as traditional navels. What really sets these oranges apart is what’s on the inside! Cara Cara oranges have distinct pinkish-red and orange flesh. It’s not just their beautiful colour that makes them stand out — they have a remarkable taste that goes right along with it.
Cara cara blood oranges are a great snack for kids and adults. Many prefer using them in recipes because they’re seedless. Use in fruit salad or add to a bed of greens; or make a salsa for chicken or fish. Create delicious cocktails using the juice and zest. Cover them in chocolate (like these chocolate-dipped clementines) or dip in chocolate fondue for a healthier indulgent treat.
Eat Cara Cara blood oranges just as you would other types of navel oranges! Peeling away the rind and eating them section by section, blending them into smoothies or a fresh-squeezed glass of juice, and making citrus curd are just a few of our favourite ways to use Cara Caras. They also make a beautiful addition to salads.
They’re low in acid – so they aren’t sour like other types of citrus, instead these oranges are full of sweet flavours. Once you taste a Cara Cara Blood Orange, you won’t be able to forget how delicious it is. With every bite, thirst-quenching juices spill out. Plus, squeezing these oranges for juice is easy and provides a delicious homemade beverage.