All of us know about Sunkist Orange is most of the Asian first choice orange. There are many varieties and each of them have their own characteristic.
1. Navel Orange (The Most Common)
- Navel oranges are named for the small, navel-like formation on their blossom end.
- Refreshingly sweet and juicy, Navel oranges have a pleasant floral aroma.
- The slightly thick skin peels easily, revealing a bright orange, seedless interior.
- Navel oranges are available from November through June.
2. Valencia Orange
- Love orange juice? Thanks to a perfect, juicy balance of tart and sweet, Valencia oranges are just right for juicing.
- This orange’s bold, refreshing zing is tempered with just the right amount of sweetness, making it a perfect snack as well.
- Even though the fruit may be deliciously sweet and completely ripe, Valencia oranges occasionally "re-green" in warm weather as the peel reabsorbs chlorophyll, causing a ripe orange to look partly green.
- Often called the summer orange, Valencias are available from February through early November globally with peak availability in North America from July through October.
3. Cara Cara Orange
- Cara Cara oranges offer the most vitamin C of the Sunkist citrus varieties, with 100% of the recommended daily intake in just one orange.
- Cara Cara oranges are known for being extremely sweet with slightly lower acidity than regular Navels.
- They may look like Navel oranges on the outside, but the seedless interior has a rich pink hue due to the natural presence of lycopene.
- Cara Cara oranges are available from December through May.
4. Blood Orange
- Blood oranges get their name from the maroon color of their interior, which can vary in intensity.
- They offer a distinct, rich orange taste with a hint of fresh raspberry.
- The peel, orange in color and often also showing a red blush, helps to distinguish it from other oranges.
- Blood oranges are available from December through mid-April.