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What’s in season: Blood Oranges

Blood Orange from Capital Region Farmers Market stallholder, Auddino’s ProduceWhat’s so special about blood oranges? Well besides their very pretty dark rosy coloured flesh, they’re actually very tasty. And if some are to be believed, the unique flavour imparts a distinctly raspberry tone along with the expected citrus flavours.

Blood oranges are pretty much like any other variety of orange to look at in terms of size and skin texture, but their unique dark red flesh colour is due to the presence of anthocyanins, an antioxidant pigment which is uncommon for citrus fruits. It can sometimes make the skin blush slightly as well as cause the deep scarlet flesh on the inside.  Blood oranges are very juicy with a strong flavour and aroma, and can be enjoyed in season right now from our friends at Auddino’s Produce. Mick Auddino and his crew grow the blood oranges in Wamoon in NSW, and also serve up homemade 100% natural citrus juices at the Market. Fill your fruit bowl with these beauties right now!

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