Winter produce tends to be a little on the dull side, with the exception of one thing — glorious citrus. Oranges are beginning to hit their prime, with more and more varieties popping up at the grocery store. But if you don’t know what a Satsuma or a Minneola is, you might find yourself sticking with the familiar standbys such as navels or juice oranges.
These oranges were first discovered in 1976 at Hacienda Cara Cara in Venezuela (hence the name) and are now grown in California. They’re a type of navel orange that’s a cross between the Washington and Brazilian Bahia navel oranges.
The seedless orange has reddish-pink flesh and a sweet yet tangy flavor similar to cranberries, strawberries and raspberries. They’re available December through April.
While other navel oranges can vary in size, cara caras are all generally medium-size fruits.
Choose oranges that are firm, shiny, and heavy for their size. Avoid pieces that have soft spots and blemishes.
As with other citrus fruits, store Cara Cara oranges in a cool spot. Kept on the counter, they'll last three to four days, so you're better off storing them in the refrigerator where they'll last up to two weeks.
Enjoy Your Cara Cara Navel Oranges
Eat Cara Cara oranges just as you would other types of navel oranges! Peeling away the rind and eating them section by section, blending them into smoothies or a fresh-squeezed glass of juice, and making citrus curd are just a few of my favorite ways to use Cara Caras. They also make a beautiful addition to salads.
Have you ever tried Cara Cara Nave;oranges? What is your favorite way to eat them?
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