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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

My New Favorite Fruit

posted by on January 30 at 10:32 AM

This office has been known to obsess about fruit (see Honeycrisp Apple), and not just because we all are kind of fruity. I have a new specimen for all of us to try: The Cara Cara Orange.

It looks like a regular naval orange on the outside, but inside it’s pink like a grapefruit! I found it to be sweet and juicy, and the acid tasted more like grapefruit acid then orange acid. They originated in Venezuela, on a ranch, which is where I wish I was right now. It was a marvelous breakfast. They are available now at the QFC at Broadway and Pike, at the very least. Try one!

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Ovio in West Seattle makes a good Screwdriver with these.

Posted by drinker | January 30, 2007 10:50 AM

Oh that sounds wonderful! They should bring one to me at the office.

Posted by Ari Spool | January 30, 2007 10:59 AM

Have you tried blood oranges? The Spanish or Italian ones are much better than the California ones...

Posted by Jonathan | January 30, 2007 11:07 AM

I was the first to opine on Cara Caras.

Posted by Angela Valdez | January 30, 2007 11:09 AM

Angela, some would say that quantum mechanics prevents this from being the case. I will never surrender to your tyranny!

Posted by Ari Spool | January 30, 2007 11:20 AM

re: drinker @1 - check out the heirloom navels at Thriftway if you like a fancy orange. I remember them from last year, and eagerly sought them out this year.

they are the ones that have the stickers on them. a tower of them by the south entry.

Posted by rubyred | January 30, 2007 11:36 AM

I still say, check out the Honey Tangerines!

Posted by Nay | January 30, 2007 12:20 PM

Oddly, they're even better if you peel them and let them sit out for a few hours. The skin hardens and when you eat it you get a crispy thin skin with juicy sweetness. Mmmmm.

Posted by Nay | January 30, 2007 12:22 PM


mediocre flavor in my opinion.

the best orange in town is an heirloom navel from Frank's Produce in the market.

Posted by ben | January 30, 2007 2:05 PM

yo fruity,

shit a pit and shut the fuck up ya lil folic fairy

Posted by rocco | January 30, 2007 3:56 PM

cara caras are my orange of choice for mixin' up might fine cocktails.
the almost salmon coloured flesh, paired with champagne or lillet blanc & frsh lemon, are classic combinations for midweek brunch.
i've been goin' cara cara craazy in the past party craazy weeks.

Posted by elizabeth | January 30, 2007 4:37 PM

Sweet jesus, the grapes are awesome right now. Get some, you wont regret it.

Posted by catnextdoor | January 30, 2007 5:27 PM

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