Cara Cara Oranges
Originally native to Venezuela, Cara Cara oranges now grow in California's San Joaquin Valley, and are available January through April of each year. A type of navel orange, they look like other oranges from the outside, but on the inside they have a distinctive pink to reddish coloring, similar to the pink of a grapefruit. The flavor is sweet but with a bit of bite like a grapefruit. Cara Cara oranges are rich in Vitamins A and C, fiber and Lycopene. Great served in supremes or as a colorful addition to salads.
The Cara Cara orange contains lycopene, which gives the red color to its pulp. This natural pigment, through research, has been shown to fight against certain diseases.The Cara cara navel, or red navel orange is an early-to-midseason navel orange believed to have developed as a cross between the Washington navel and the Brazilian Bahia navel
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
Mix its succulent sections into fruit salad, or use as a colorful incredible edible garnish. Freeze its yummy juice in cubes for enjoyment throughout the year. Make scrumptious marmalade. Add pizzazz to cooked sauces.
Conserving and Storing
To store, refrigerate.