The Blood Orange….
Does the idea of biting into a blood orange weird you out? If you’re only familiar with the navel variety, you are in for a treat even though the juices from this orange really do look like drops of blood as they drip onto your lap. You definately need to be poised with a napkin! Originally cultivated in Sicily, these fruits are now shipped around the world and are also grown here in the States but only successfully in Texas and California. Florida’s climate lacks the “Mediterranean” temperature variation between day and night which is considered necessary to develop its distinctive red color.
….Meets Sparkling Cranberry Juice
Now that you have a little background and know what to expect from a blood orange, it’s time to crack open a can of Essn Sparkling Blood Orange and Cranberry Juice. You are in for a sugar-free taste explosion! The ingredients are simply carbonated water and white grape, blood orange, and cranberry juice concentrates. But the benefits are many ranging from preventing and fighting ulcers, to improving vision and counteracting damaging “oxygen-free” radicals which contribute to many ailments, including cancer and the early signs of aging. Blood oranges contain antocyanins (pigments used in the pharmaceutical industry to counteract capillary weakness) which attack free radicals and inhibit lipid peroxidation (which is a major factor in the development of liver disease, diabetes, epilepsy, and heart disease). And like other orange juices, this baby is also high in vitamin C and a good source of potassium.
So for a taste like this along with it’s myriad health benefits, you may wonder why this juice isn’t sold at your favorite chain supermarket. I also wonder! Perhaps with enough inquiries and demands, they will be forced to stock it. In the meantime, you can purchase it online through their website and taste for yourself. Perhaps we can both start a small but influential revolution!