The blood orange gets its namesake from the crimson-colored interior. The skin pigment on the outside is also darker. They usually mature mid-season and are deeply juicy with a sweet flavor. These kinds of oranges are typically smaller than an average orange, but are packed with that sweet and sour taste. An acquired taste, perfect for people who like some tanginess in their treats.
How to Store
– Store immediately in the warmest part of the walk-in cooler.
– Store in the original sealed carton and off of the floor to help prevent dampening of boxes from the condensation/ moisture in the room.
– Store clementines away from foods that readily absorb odors.
– To prevent the spread of mold, remove moldy fruit immediately from the case.
– Follow good rotation practices, first shipments received should be used first.
– Do not drop; this fruit will bruise easily.
– Expect to rotate fruits within 5 days of delivery.
– Never refill or reuse citrus cartons.
– Store prepped product immediately into refrigeration (covered) upon completion of the prep to minimize browning and dehydration.
– Avoid placing the case or raw product on non-sanitized kitchen counter tops to help prevent the potential for cross contamination.
– Prep fresh daily as needed. Try not to use prepped product from the previous day.
– Wash thoroughly in whole form before cutting.
– Always use clean & sanitized cutting equipment.
– For maximum juice yield, allow fruit to reach room temperature before squeezing.