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Vaniglia Sanguigno Blood Oranges
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This item was last sold on : 06/27/18
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Vaniglia Sanguigno oranges are medium-sized with a pinkish-orange rind. Its skin is thin with a pink inner rind. The juicy flesh of the Vaniglia Sanguigno oranges has a pinkish hue that extends into the center of the citrus. The color comes from a carotenoid called lycopene (a natural pigment found in plants) which also gives color to cara cara oranges and ruby red grapefruit. There are quite a few seeds per each section. Vaniglia Sanguigno oranges are sweet with no acidity, and a slight amount of bitterness. There is a faint vanilla flavor and aroma.
Vaniglia Sanguigno oranges are available during the fall and throughout the spring months.
Vaniglia Sanguigno, more commonly known as the Vanilla Blood orange, is not like any other blood orange. It is a pink-fleshed, acid-less sweet orange botanically classified as Citrus sinensis. The orange gets its coloring from lycopene and not anthocyanin, making it devoid of the vibrant red-purple flesh characteristic of other blood oranges. The Vaniglia Sanguigno orange is also known as the Mango orange or Strawberry orange.
Vaniglia Sanguigno oranges are a good source of vitamin C, potassium, and dietary fiber. The pigment lycopene that gives the orange its pink hue has been shown to have antioxidant and cancer fighting properties.
Vaniglia Sanguigno oranges are most often eaten fresh, out-of-hand, sliced or peeled. Their unique sweetness pairs well with both green and fruit salads. Vaniglia Sanguigno oranges are widely used for their zest, which is used in beverages and cocktails. The fruit will keep well on the counter for up to a week and in the refrigerator for several weeks.
The Italian name Vaniglia Sanguigno literally translates to 'vanilla blood' in English. In Italy, the white inner pith of the Vaniglia Sanuigno is called an albedo. The pink oranges are a local favorite in Italy and aren't typically available outside of the area.
Vaniglia Sanguigno oranges are originally from Italy. The acid-less sweet orange is prized in the Middle East and in the United States it may only be available at farmers markets or through private orchards, as it is not commercially available.
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