Vitamin C Please!

Vitamin C is often the first thing that comes to one’s mind when you think of citrus fruit. Vitamin C helps shorten the duration of colds and protecting the body from damaging effects of free radicals. The most common and popular citrus fruit is the Navel Orange. We are fortunate to have both Big Island and mainland grown Navel Oranges available at our stores. While the Navel Orange is always a hit, don’t be afraid to try some of these other delicious citrus fruit varieties available and on sale this week.

Cara Cara Orange

Also known as the red navel orange, these brightly colored oranges have a pink/raspberry colored flesh. They are low in acid and have a complex flavor evoking notes of cherry, rose petals and blackberry undertones.

Blood Orange

This distinctively colored orange burnishes a stunning red when sliced open. Their skin may have a reddish blush and they are smaller than the average orange. Slice some in your salad or squeeze the juice to make a citrus-vinaigrette dressing.

Honey Tangerine

Sweet and honey flavored. A member of the mandarin family, this fruit contains few seeds and is easy to peel making it a perfect on-the-go snack.

Minneola Tangelos

The Minneola are a variety of tangelos grown as a cross between a mandarin and a grapefruits. They are easy to peel and have a very distinct, sharp flavor, full of sweet/tart juices. It is bell-shaped protrusion with a slightly elongated neck at the top of the fruit. The Minneola tangelos look like an orange but taste like a tangerine.