You’re likely familiar with the flavours and functions of grapefruits, oranges, and lemons, but this season, why not give unique citrus a try? While the prospect of trying new fruits might be intimidating, this handy guide will help you learn all about them! Discover what 8 unique citrus fruits look like, their distinctive tastes, ways to use them, and more! Visit your local Farm Boy to see what’s available this season. Be sure to ask a Team Member if they have any handy tips or ideas to help get you started! The citrus world is a wide one – and a tasty one to boot!
Flavour: Mild and sweet with a hint of berry.
Best Way to Enjoy: In hand, juiced, in salads, and in baked goods.
Fun Fact: A natural mutation of the orange, the blood orange gets its colour from anthocyanins, which are uncommon in citrus.
Chocolate Navel Orange
Flavour: Mild, sugary-sweet, with a hint of floral.
Best Way to Enjoy: In hand or in place of any recipe calling for regular navel oranges.
Fun Fact: Originally called the Black Navel Orange, they were renamed to increase consumer appeal.
Juicy Crunch Tangerine
Flavour: Super sweet, very juicy.
Best Way to Enjoy: In hand.
Fun Fact: A new citrus on the block, these tangerines have only been available since December 2021.
Flavour: Bright, sweet, and tart.
Best Way to Enjoy: In hand, candied, pickled, pureed, or in marmalades.
Fun Fact: Often displayed during Lunar New year celebrations, these tiny citrus fruits symbolize prosperity.
Flavour: Sweet, zesty, tropical, and floral.
Best Way to Enjoy: In hand, in seafood dishes, marinades, and dressings.
Fun Fact: The largest of the citrus fruits, it can grow to the size of your head!
Flavour: Very sweet, juicy.
Best Way to Enjoy: In hand, vinaigrettes, salads, drinks, and baked goods.
Fun Fact: Developed in Japan, this orange was named for its distinct “topknot”.
Flavour: Sweet, tangy, slightly bitter, with notes of pineapple, grapefruit, and orange.
Best Way to Enjoy: With a spoon (like a grapefruit), in salads, sauces, and smoothies.
Fun Fact: Discovered in Jamaica, this unique citrus is a natural hybrid of a tangerine or orange and a grapefruit.
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