Cara cara oranges look like a cross between a blood orange and grapefruit with a rich center color. Its sweet yet tangy flavor may remind you of some of your favorite berries (strawberries, cranberries, etc.). Like most other oranges, they are high in vitamin C. They also contain a powerful antioxidant, lycopene, which gives them that gorgeous hue. Regular consumption of lycopene has been linked to lowered risk of heart disease and some cancers.

These oranges are great for snacking or because they are seedless, they are perfect in recipes: fruit salads, salsas or our easy to make pork chops below. View a video of this recipe here.

Pork Chops with Fresh Orange Sauce, 4 servings
4 boneless pork chops (3 oz. each)
1 Tbsp. canola oil
salt and pepper
1/2 cup orange juice
2 oranges, peeled and segmented

Season pork with salt and pepper. Heat skillet over medium heat. Cook pork chops in skillet until cooked through; flip to brown both sides. Remove pork chops from skillet and place on serving platter. Add orange juice to skillet. Cook until sauce is thickened. Stir in orange segments. Spoon orange mixture over cooked pork chops and serve warm.

Be Well,

Kristin

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