This might be my favorite citrus variety, and it's certainly one of the most dramatic. Blood oranges originated in the Mediterranean and today are considered one of Sicily's most valued crops. Originally grown just for royalty, Sicilians eventually figured out that there was money to be made in exporting the blushing, orange-colored fruit all over the world.
Slicing into a blood orange, you'll instantly see how it got its name, with that ruby-colored flesh full of vitamin C, potassium and fiber. Try this Sicilian-inspired salad made with oranges, fennel and wild chicory.