Delicious Citrus to Enjoy this Winter
The winter citrus season is here and we’re obsessed with all of the different varieties available in stores, farmers' markets, and the office. And they’re here just in time for the winter cold season! Citrus fruit is a fantastic source of vitamin C, and eating it regularly can help boost your immune season and keep you healthy through these chilly months. Here are some of the many citrus varieties you will see throughout the season.
Blood oranges are typically in season between November and April. They are known for their deep red flesh, and have few seeds and a distinct sweet flavor.
Cara Cara Navel Orange:
Cara Cara Navels will be in season until the end of the spring. Cara Caras are a crowd favorite because of the sweet yet tangy flavor and the fact that they’re seedless. You can recognize Cara Caras by their reddish-pink flesh!
Satsumas are the perfect snack size, easy to peel and are generally seedless, with a sugary sweet taste with low acid. Satsumas are typically in season in until January and are a great snack for the office or on the go.
California Grapefruit is a sweet, juicy variety, with high acidity. Grapefruit has powerful antioxidants and is a great source of immune support.
Navel Oranges are sweet and seedless, and get their name from the protruding “navel” on the top of the fruit. This variety is a must-try for any citrus lover.
Tangelos are a tangerine-grapefruit hybrid with a sweet-tart flavor. They have a knobbed neck with a bright orange coloring. This seedless citrus is chock-full of vitamin C rich and makes a great tart-tangy snack.
Murcott mandarins have an intense orange-colored peel with a sweet-tart flavor. They are small, easy to peel, and seedless, making them a perfect snack at work or while out and about.