Cara Cara Oranges
Inventory, 25 lbs : 0.48
This item was last sold on : 04/24/17
The Cara Cara orange has a trifecta of attributes. It has the initial appearance of a true orange. Its peel is smooth, yet pebbled and when zested releases bright floral aromatics. It is easy to peel and when its flesh is revealed, it reflects the color of ruby grapefruit. It tastes sweeter than any given orange with flavors far more comparable to tangerines with robust and complex citrus aromatics. Its flesh is also seedless, an advantage among any fruit. When ripe, the Cara Cara orange's flesh is tender, succulent and extremely juicy.
The Cara Cara orange is available during the winter months into early spring.
Cara Cara oranges, botanically classified as Citrus sinensis, are commonly referred to as "the pink navel". Cara Cara oranges are the result of a natural mutation discovered on a Washington navel orange tree. The Cara Cara orange tree exhibits many similar characteristics to the Washington navel orange tree, with exception to occasionally producing striped leaves and twigs that if are left to fruit may produce oranges with variegated rinds. The deep pink flesh of the Cara Cara orange is from the presence of a caroteniod, lycopene.
Cara Cara oranges are an ideal balance of sweetness and acidity, making them suitable for fresh eating, juices, jams, sauces, baking and used in pan sauces. Use in savory or sweet preparations, pair with avocados, lettuces, nuts, bacon, other citruses, tropical fruits, fresh herbs, strong and aged cheeses, grains, seafood and poultry. Use Cara Cara juice in curds, cocktails, vinaigrette and syrups. Cara Cara oranges will keep up to two weeks, refrigerated. Cara Cara juice can be frozen in an air tight container for up to six months.
The first Cara Cara orange was found growing on a Washington navel orange tree in 1976 at Hacienda Cara Cara in Venezuela, hence its given name. It was introduced to the United States shortly thereafter and has been naturalized in the citrus growing regions of Florida and California. Commercially, it has limited exposure, thus it is considered a boutique farmers market variety.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
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