My pick this week is Blood Oranges.
The Australian blood orange season is underway again. Blood oranges are the only citrus we don’t import - if we do, it will be minimal quantities in their off-season as it just does not stand up to long boat trips. Our blood season is very short, from late July or early August to early October.
Australia exports overseas and our blood oranges are regarded as the world’s best! Try a blood orange juice to start your day, but they are also fabulous in salads, desserts, cocktails, cakes and, of course, just to munch on. They are not sweet like navels but more a sweet-tart taste with berry-like characteristics. The red colour results from a natural pigment called anthocyanin, which is common in purple and red fruits and some flowers and trees but is not usually found in oranges.
HOW TO PICK
Look for firm oranges that are heavy for their size.
HOW TO STORE
Store in your fruit bowl for a week or so or in the fridge to keep longer.
→ Buy Blood Oranges Online
→ Try our Vegan Blood Orange Upside Down Cake