Friday, February 20, 2009

Cara cara

So we tried out a new (to us) type of orange this week. Amelia and Jeff love them, but they are not for me. It's called a Cara cara orange. Jeff went on and on about how sweet they were. I tried one and although they are sweet, they had a weird sourness to them that I did not like at all. Jeff found this description which explains it all.
Cara Cara oranges, a type of navel grown in California's San Joaquin Valley, are available December through April. Their outward appearance is similar to other navels, but their interior is a distinctive pinkish red and has an exceptionally sweet flavor with a tangy cranberry-like zing. Cara Caras are a rich source of Vitamins A and C, fiber and Lycopene. A perfect snack served as wedges, they're also a colorful addition to beverages or squeezed into a vinaigrette salad dressing.

I guess it's the cranberry like zing that I didn't appreciate. Oh well at least the kids like them.


Connel said...

Have you ever had a "blood orange"? There very good, deep red in color, and not sour at all!

Amanda,, Travis, and Izabel Rainha Felton said...

I like Tangelos. There my fruit of choice.
The tangelo (pronounced /ˈtændʒəloʊ/ TAN-jə-loh) is a citrus fruit that is a hybrid of a tangerine and either a pomelo or a grapefruit. It may have originated in Southeast Asia over 3,500 years ago[citation needed]. The fruits are the size of an adult fist and have a tangerine taste, but are very juicy, to the point of not providing much flesh but producing excellent and plentiful juice. Tangelos generally have loose skin and are easier to peel than oranges.[1] They are easily distinguished from oranges by a characteristic nipple at the top of the fruit.