Cara Cara Oranges
Cara Cara oranges, a type of navel orange grown in California's San Joaquin Valley, are available December through April. The bright orange exterior of Cara Cara oranges is similar to other navels, but their interior is a distinctive pinkish red, has an exceptionally sweet flavor with a tangy cranberry-like zing, and they’re seedless. Cara Caras, a cross between the Washington navel and the Brazilian Bahia navel, were first discovered in 1976 at Hacienda Cara Cara in Venezuela.
Sunkist Cara Caras – “The Power Orange®”
Research by the Sunkist Nutrition Bureau found a wealth of nutritional advantages packaged in this delightful piece of citrus -- newly branded "The Power Orange." Cara Cara Oranges are a special variety of juicy, low acid, seedless navels packed with more natural nutrition and minerals to power a healthy immune system.
Cara Caras are an excellent source of vitamin C, A and fiber; a good source of folate and potassium, and a natural source of Lycopene, the disease-fighting antioxidant. See the Sunkist Cara Cara Orange Nutrition Label for more details. This power-packed citrus is gaining in popularity and with its lower acidity; it is a great treat for kids. A perfect snack served as wedges, they're also a colorful addition to beverages or squeezed into a vinaigrette salad dressing.
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