Tarocco Blood Oranges
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This item was last sold on : 02/08/17
The Tarocco blood orange is a medium to large sized, sweet orange variety. It is globular in shape with a semi-thick, yellow-orange peel that gently clings to its flesh. The juicy flesh is nearly seedless or seedless with bright, sweet, flavor and aromatics. The Tarocco blood orange coloring is deep ruby red.
Tarocco blood orange season ranges from late winter until spring.
The Tarocco blood orange's distinctive pigment is due to the presence of anthocyanin, which creates deep red hues in plants. It is the same natural compound found in pomegranates, which share blood orange's trademark coloring.
Tarocco blood oranges are a good source of Vitamin C.
Tarocco blood oranges are used in both sweet and savory preparations, raw or cooked, with an ideal balance of sweetness and acidity and no seeds. Use the juice in cocktails, syrups, caramels and marinades. Pair with other citrus, fresh herbs, soft cheeses, seafood, spinach, radishes 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.
The Tarocco blood orange was first discovered growing in eastern Sicily in the 19th Century where Italian farmers still cultivate the oranges on the rich fertile slopes of Mount Etna. The first Tarocco blood orange tree was introduced to the United States in 1880 where it was naturalized in Florida. The trees also flourish in the coastal citrus growing regions of California. Without chilly winters, Tarocco blood oranges cannot achieve their distinctive deep red flesh coloring.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Wheat & Water||La Jolla CA||858-291-8690|
|Jake's Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-755-2002|
|The Oceanaire Seafood Room||San Diego CA||619-858-2277|
|Jamul Indian Village Dev.Co:Hollywood Casino Jamul||Jamul CA||619-315-2250 x2|
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