I’m slightly obsessed with blood oranges. I’ve always heard of their amazing health benefits but never saw them in any local supermarkets until recently. I must say, I’m hooked! Here’s a rundown of the blood-like colored oranges. Blood oranges are like your typical orange but with magical powers times 10. No seriously, whereas your typical premium orange gives you about 30-40% of your daily dose of vitamin C, blood oranges sweep the competition by 177%. Not only that, the red blood-like color comes from a key factor, Anthocyanin. Anthocyanin is found in eggplant, cabbage, berries, grapes, kidney beans, just about anything that has rich red/purple color. What makes blood oranges so special is that it not only supplies your body with your daily dose of vitamin C but it is proven to fight against cancer cells, inflammation, aging, and more. This super food is a must try, don’t let the foreignness fool you. Here’s an easy DIY Blood Orange Juice, that I enjoy.
Blood Orange Juice
- 4 Blood Oranges
- 1 Beet
- 2 Carrots
Peel blood oranges and beets, rinse and chop carrots … blend and enjoy!