In the deep of winter, when frost is doing a lot more than just nipping at our noses, the weather starts warming considerably in other parts of the world and we start seeing all sorts of shades of yellows and oranges in the fruit aisle at the grocery store. I call this time of year “The revenge of citrus fruit.”
There is a lesser known variety that is absolutely lovely and it’s the blood orange.
The blood orange has a sweeter taste than its paler cousin. It is also seedless.
The fruit gets tinted by a red hue over cooler winter nights.
It makes for a beautiful presentation in a fruit salad and is also a pretty cool snack.
It’s a great walker cooler conversation starter since most people are not familiar with the ruby colored fruit.
It’s blood orange season from January to March.
So, pick up a Moro, a Sanguinello or a Tarocco orange today.
You will not regret it.
Let’s open the floor for comments
Have you tried a blood orange?
Did you like it?
Do you aim to try a blood orange?
Robin, will you find some in Lachute (it should be easier than the dragon fruit)?
Catherine, did you know that the blood orange was your kin?
What recipes have you made with blood oranges?