Independent: Blood Orange season

The new year brings with it new and exciting opportunities – including the peak of the relatively short Blood Orange season.

Also more elegantly known as Blush Oranges, they are at their sweetest in January and February, because it’s the drop in temperature during the cold nights that follow warm, Mediterranean winter days that turn the citrus fruits a deliciously deep red or vivid orange with red streaks.

Typically only available until March, these winter specialities are tangy and juicy, and packed with Vitamin C. They make a delicious sticky sauce for warming winter main courses and a beautifully vibrant substitute for citrus desserts.

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