Sunday, February 3, 2008
Cara Cara Red Navels!
These are the best oranges I have EVER eaten! So sweet and juicy with a gorgeous pink fruity center. Over the years I have been disappointed with my orange selections from the supermarket - they are always too tart and dry - but happened to come across these at Meijer and fell in love! Looks as though they have a very short season - though which may be why it took me so long to find them.
"...Cara Cara Oranges are also known as the red navel orange, it originated at the Hacienda de Cara Cara in Valencia, Venezuela. Cara Cara Oranges have a bright orange peel and pink - raspberry colored flesh. Its taste is sweet with undertones of sweet-cherry, with a low acid profile. Very juicy and best when eaten fresh out of hand, Cara Caras are also popular with chefs for use in cooked sauces." -from Melissa's
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