Citrus Season

Come in to the Produce Department and check out all of the wonderful fresh and tasty citrus available!

Cara Cara Orange

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Most tree and fruit characteristics reflect its Washington navel orange ancestry.  This medium sized navel is sweet and low in acid; the flavor is more complex than most navel varieties and has been described as evoking notes of cherry, rose petal, and blackberry.The flesh is deep pink, similar to the darkest of the red grapefruit varieties.  This rich color is due to the presence of lycopene which guards against age related macular degeneration.  It has a small navel and the fruits are slightly oblong.

 Satsuma

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The satsuma is a seedless and easy-peeling citrus mutant of Japanese origin introduced to the West.  It is also often known as the “Seedless Mandarin”.  Its fruit is sweet and usually seedless, about the size of other mandarin oranges, but is smaller than an orange.  Distinctive thin, leathery skin dotted with large and prominent oil glands. The numerous oil glands are attached around the fruit enabling it to be peeled very easily in comparison to other citrus fruits. The Satsuma has more Potassium (177mg) than Vitamin C.

Minneola Tangelo

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Tangelo is a citrus fruit that is a hybrid of a tangerine and either a pomelo or a grapefruit. The fruit is round with a pronounced neck and smooth red-orange rind that can be peeled.  The flavor is rich and juicy, with a touch of grapefruit like tartness.  It is high in Folic Acid, which aids in decreased chances of high blood pressure, is good for brain function, and memory.