The Ruby Red Navel Orange is a brilliantly fleshed orange with an amazingly sweet and mild flavor. These brightly colored fruits are beautiful in fruit salads, as a garnish, in candied snacks, and of course for eating. These are not oranges that many people expect because of their shockingly red flesh. Their taste, however, will amaze and delight with its sweet, juicy and mild flavor.
Ruby Red Navel Oranges History and Taste
The very first Ruby Red Navel, discovered growing on a traditional Navel Orange tree in South America, was definitely different! It wasn't golden yellow inside, but luxurious red, just like a Ruby Red Grapefruit. Many say the Ruby Red Navel is even milder and sweeter than the golden Navel. Red navel oranges make a unique gift. They are cousins of the traditional navel orange with a bit more sweetness and less of the acidic taste that traditional navel oranges have.
High in Vitamin C
Navel oranges are a rarity that we have thanks to modern horticulture. There are no navel orange trees, so to produce navel oranges special grafts must be added to traditional orange trees. Red Navel oranges are highly nutritious. They contain seven percent of your daily intake of vitamin A and a whopping 138 percent of your daily intake for vitamin C. They are a good source of calcium with 6 percent of the daily recommended intake and they help you chip away at your daily need for iron. Despite all of the nutrition, the ruby red navel oranges taste amazing thanks to the 12 grams of natural sugars and their low 18 grams of total carbs.
Ruby Red Navel Oranges make a wonderful addition to a fruit assortment gift or for anyone who loves to cook. Stock up this holiday season with nature's healthy snack that is delightfully sweet, beautifully colored, and healthy enough to help keep the common cold at bay.