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Moro Blood Oranges
Inventory, 18 lbs : 0
This item was last sold on : 10/30/14
Moro blood orange season ranges from winter into late spring or early summer.
The color of the blood orange is due to a pigment called anthocyanin, not usually present in citrus but common in other red fruits and flowers. Temperature, amount of light and the specific variety seem to affect the coloration and intensity of blood oranges. The Moro blood orange is the most commonly grown of the pigmented orange varieties, though this should not be a signal that it is the best tasting variety.
Moro blood oranges are a small orange variety with a leathery and oily rind, blushed with a suggestive color of its flesh. The skin is relatively thin, though it clings tightly to its nearly seedless, segmented flesh. Juiciness varies based upon growing region and environmental elements. Its pigment is a deep ruby, almost pomegranate, color. Moro blood oranges are sweet-tart with a somewhat insipid finish compared to other blood orange varieties.
Moro blood oranges are most often used for their juice and flesh, in both sweet and savory preparations, raw or cooked. Use the juice in cocktails, syrups and marinades. Pair with other citrus, fresh herbs, soft cheeses, seafood, shallots and olives. Use as a compliment to yogurt, honey, olive oil and butter. Moro blood oranges will keep up to two weeks in the refrigerator.
It is believed the first natural mutation of the Moro blood orange occurred from a Sanguinello Moscato variety in the mid 20th century in Sicily. Though Moro blood oranges are known for their trademark external pigmentation, the pigmentation of the skin does not occur optimally in coastal citrus growing regions of California, thus making a Moro blood orange less recognizable on the outside versus other blood oranges.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Root Cellar Catering Co.||San Diego CA||760-846-2092|
|Prepkitchen Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-247-0394|
|Donut Bar||San Diego CA||310-488-5667|
|Kettner Exchange Bar||San Diego CA||312-415-5455|
|Friends of Specialty Produce||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
|The Tavern||Coronado CA||602-628-5890|
|Brockton Villa Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-454-7393|
|El Dorado Lounge||San Diego CA||858-361-4633|
|Zel's Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-755-0076|
|Bernardo Heights Country Club||San Diego CA||858-487-4022|
|Counterpoint||San Diego CA||619-564-6722|
|Neighbor's||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
|Crab Catcher La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-454-9587|
|Queenstown Public House||San Diego CA||619-546-0444|
|Bottega Americano||San Diego CA||858-326-1588|
|Hotel La Jolla & CUSP||La Jolla CA||858-459-0261|
|Harney Sushi Oceanside||Oceanside CA||760-967-1820|
|Strozzi So-Cal Italian||San Diego CA||619-206-8922|
|The Wild Thyme Company||San Diego CA||858-527-0226|
|Art Institute of San Diego||San Diego CA||858-598-1200|
|Sea & Smoke||Del Mar CA||858-925-8212|
|Eddie V's La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-459-5500|
|Great Maple||San Diego CA||619-255-2282|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Golden Door||San Marcos CA||760-761-4142|
|Home Kitchen Culture||San Diego CA||619-302-7655|
|Tavern at the Beach||San Diego CA||858-272-6066|
|Miho Gastrotruck||San Diego CA||619-867-4295|
|Sbicca||Del Mar CA||858-481-1001|
|The Hake||La Jolla CA||619-994-7832|
|La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club||San Diego CA||858-454-7126|
|Ebisu Sushi Bar||San Diego CA||619-297-3119|
|The Glass Door||San Diego CA||619-544-0164|
|San Diego Freedom Ranch||Campo CA||619-478-5696|
|The Cork and Craft||San Diego CA||858-618-2463|
|Juice||San Diego CA||646-250-8505|
|US Grant Hotel Main||San Diego CA||619-232-3121|
|Kettner Exchange||San Diego CA||312-415-5455|
|Cal A Vie||Vista CA||760-945-2055|
|La Jolla Country Club||San Diego CA||858-454-9601|
|San Diego Culinary Institute Inc.||La Mesa CA||619-644-2100|
Recipes that include Moro Blood Oranges. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Misswhistle||Caramelized Oranges with Krokan|
|Eating Out Loud||Moro Blood Orange 'Lemon' Bars|
|Mostly Eating||Baked Lemon Tofu Double Citrus Salad|
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