Saturday, February 27, 2010

Mistero Zuccarello Tarocco Blood Oranges

These blood oranges are from Sicily. They are far bigger, and heavier, than others that I have bought, with a thicker skin, and they have only a slightly red flesh. They are tasty, though. I noticed too, at Highland Farms where I bought them, that this company also has mandarins (though, I wasn't interested in those at the time). These are the Tarocco variety of blood oranges, I've learned now, which you can't see, but is marked on the label. Taroccos are available from December to April, and are less red, larger and loose-skinned. Zucarello also sells Moro and Sanguinello varieties, both which are darker in colour.

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