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What make blood oranges red

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SKK
added over 6 years ago

The coloring of a blood orange differs from a typical orange because it has an additional pigment called anthocyanin.

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pierino

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added over 6 years ago

Yes, some red fleshed oranges taste different than others. What we think of as "blood orange" is the tarrocho (originally from Sicily) which has notes of rasberry in the flavor. Cara cara on the other hand lack that.

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Maedl

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added over 6 years ago

Cara cara also lacks acidity and taste! I was so disappointed when I bought a bag of them. Never again!

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