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Blood Orange: Natural Food

Blood oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C and fiber.
Blood oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C and fiber.
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Nutritional Information:

Excellent source of vitamin C and fiber, and a good source of folate.

What to Look For:

Choose plump fruit that feels heavy for its size.

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Easy Storage and Preparation:

They will keep at room temperature for up to several days.

Best Uses:

Add the raspberry-colored flesh to green salads.

NOTE: An excellent source contains more than 20 percent of the Daily Value for that nutrient. A good source contains between 10 and 19 percent of the Daily Value.

Source: Copyright © 2000 by Ellen Haas.

From the book "Great Adventures in Food" By Ellen Haas.

Used with permission of St. Martin's Press, LLC.

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