What make blood oranges red

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SKK
SKK June 5, 2012

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

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pierino
pierino June 5, 2012

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.

Maedl
Maedl June 6, 2012

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

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