Cara cara oranges are a special seedless variety of a naval orange that are distinguished by their rosy flesh. Depending on the fruit, the color may range from a pinkish to a deep red, much like that of the grapefruit. Unlike grapefruits, however, these oranges are very low in acid, with a naturally sweet flavor.
Some people feel that they are superior to other navel orange varieties in flavor, and they are often in high demand in produce markets when they are in season.
This variety of orange is believed to have developed accidentally. Cara caras were discovered at the Hacienda de Cara Cara in Venezuela in 1976, and their origins were a bit unclear, leading some people to classify them as a mutation.
By the 1980s, cara caras had reached the United States, although they were only available in specialty markets.
I love the sweet taste and no seeds. One of my favorite oranges. And very healthy as well.
Ever had these seedless oranges before?
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I did not know these oranges. I did not know there were different kinds of oranges. I love oranges by the way.
I actually have these oranges right now but I am partial to the traditional ones
I can’t remember for sure if I saw this kind of stream. There are many orange groves in Spain and I suppose they can be found in any province.
Probably can be found there, not sure.
As far as I know, there are only three types of real oranges – mandarin, pomelo, and citron. All other citrus fruits that are available today are actually cross products of these three native species. Well, I’m sure Cara cara oranges are a superior cross variety.
They are very good Albert. Seedless, sweet and low acid. Perfect.
we got some after your first mention – thanks for more details they are delightful oranges!
Hope you enjoyed. I love these oranges.
we did, i am not a huge orange fan but they were good, The orange fans pronounced them good (and me lucky for having found out about them)!
I have never tasted or seen the seedless oranges.
They are so good and sweet.
Are they organic or natural?
They look very juicy and delicious. I have had seedless oranges but not like these.
They also have lower acid than most. So good.
We have similar oranges but they have seeds.
I love the seedless part of these, so easy to eat.
I am not sure I have tried this particular type, but I love sweet citrus fruits.
These also have less acid as a regular orange.