Blood Oranges

I discovered blood oranges 2 years ago, in a pretty well known supermarket in my town. At first I didn’t even knew that blood oranges exists. I know, it sounds silly, but this is the truth. I just thought that the pasteurized juice found in stores, labeled as “Red Blood Orange Juice” was just normal OJ colored in some red. Let’s say that I believed in some type of conspiracy theory regarding this subject. …not proud about it! The red blood orange is roughly the same size as a normal orange, but sometimes varies in size. The distinctive red blood color is due to the presence of anthocyanins, a family of antioxidant pigments common in many fruits and even flowers, but uncommon in