Strange Fruit of the Week time!
This week, we bring you the Cara Cara orange/my one true love. I had never even heard of these amazing fruits until I moved to San Francisco, and now they are basically my main source of energy. They just started popping up all over farmers’ markets and groceries around the city last November, and I’ve been eating them non-stop ever since.
They’re still not entirely sure what its parentage is (the fact fruit genealogy is a field is nerdily hilarious), so sometimes they class the fruit as a mutation. Mutant fruits = tasty fruits! The best guess is its related to Washington navels and to a less-awesome-sounding-but-admittedly-still-intriguingly-named Brazilian Bahia navel - I definitely need to track down the latter.
I admit they’re not strange in the conventional sense, but their name is fun to say, and they are at least 14 different kinds of delicious. They’re almost out of season, so snag some while you still can!