Blood Orange: Citrus Superstar?

The orange's close cousin is pure glam, aside from being a nutrition powerhouse. Learn why the blood orange is this month's food hero.

from Reader's Digest | February 2012

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Forget the gory name: This close cousin of the orange is pure glam. Its ruby flesh is tart yet sweet, with a hint of berry, and adds a rosy touch when used in salads, salsas, and marmalades, says cookinglight.com.

Just one of these citrus superstars also provides more than 100 percent of your daily requirement of immunity-boosting vitamin C and at least 12 percent of your daily fiber, reports livestrong.com. Winter is their prime time, so blood oranges are most affordable now.

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