Sweetness- Blood oranges are sweeter than regular oranges & tend to contain less bitterness & acidity.
Polyphenols- Blood oranges contain some of these plant based chemicals which have a powerful antioxidant effect on the body.
Anthyocyanins- A good source of antioxidants. This is the compound which gives blood oranges the deep red pigment. Similar to the dark purple pigments in other antioxidant rich foods such as berries & grapes.
Vitamin C- We all need extra at this time of year to help fight colds & infections. It is also useful for the absorption of iron,
Folic acid- An important nutrient for pregnant women or those contemplating pregnancy as it helps prevent neural tube defects.
Also lets be honest they are pretty easy on the eye & versatile too. Check out my Banana and Coconut Pancakes With Blood Oranges and my Blood Orange Spelt Sponge