This has been my new favourite breakfast for the past few days.
The distinctive red in the fruit is due to the presence of anthocyanins, a family of polyphenol pigments often found in flowers and certain fruits but is rare in citrus fruits. The flesh gets this red colouring due to it's developing in low temperatures during the night
Not only do they contain the regular benefits of citrus fruits like Vitamin C but the anthocyanins found in blood oranges are a type of antioxidant. These antioxidants are known for their anti-cancer properties. They help your body reduce damage from free radicals, decreasing the chance that cells will become cancerous.