Bee Sweet’s Specialty Citrus Available for Valentine’s Day Promotions
FOWLER, CA - California’s domestic citrus season is heating up as cold temperatures continue in the Golden State. And Bee Sweet Citrus is here to meet seasonal demand for specialty varieties like Cara Cara Navels and Blood Oranges—just in time for Valentine’s Day promotions.
“A perfect blend of taste and appeal, Cara Cara Navels and Blood Oranges are perfect for the upcoming Valentine's Day holiday,” said Director of Communications Monique Bienvenue, in a press release. “Both varieties are popular for their bright, colorful flesh and unique flavor profiles.”
Blood Oranges are available now until March, and Cara Cara Navels are available until April.
An increasing popular variety available just in time for Valentine’s Day is the Blood Orange. With it’s blushing rind and bright red flesh, the variety promises to have holiday revelers clamoring for their own Bloody Valentine.
“Blood oranges are as tasty as they are photogenic,” said Bienvenue. “The fruit's unique color comes from the pigment, anthocyanins. Like lycopene, anthocyanins also act as powerful antioxidants, and its berry-like flavor make them perfect for dessert and cocktail recipes.”
The photogenic fruit has unknown origins—though many speculate it traces its roots to the Sicilian countryside. Blood Oranges are generally medium-sized and are pleasantly sweet and a great source of vitamin C and fiber.
Another healthy and striking-looking variety available for Valentine’s Day promotions is the Cara Cara. First discovered in Venezuela in 1976, Cara Cara Navels are the product of a natural phenomenon. While the fruit's exterior looks like that of a Navel orange, its interior boasts a less-acidic, sweet, and raspberry-like flavor.
In its press release, Bee Sweet noted that Cara Cara Navels are perfect both as an everyday snack or as an ingredient for upscale culinary dishes.
“Cara Caras aren't just a delicious citrus variety, they are a nutritional powerhouse,” continued Bienvenue.“The fruit's attractive pink color comes from lycopene, a naturally occurring pigment and powerful antioxidant. Antioxidant rich foods, like Cara Caras, have been known to help reverse skin damage and can help contribute to a healthy immune system.”
In addition to antioxidant properties, the company noted, Cara Cara navels have approximately 20 percent more vitamin C than regular Navel oranges.
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