Sunkist’s Cara Cara Orange


Credit: Sunkist Orange

Our contributor Bridgette had the opportunity to attend a special cooking demonstration using Sunkist’s oranges and shares all about the experience.

With all the recent crazy weather we’ve experienced recently,  I don’t know if I should dress my kids in a raincoat or a bathing suit. However, I do know that Spring is here by the selection of fruits in the produce section, especially the citrus variety.  I recently was invited with a few other bloggers to discover Sunkist’s Cara Cara orange.

Mixing the main course!

Grown in California’s San Joaquin Valley, the Cara Cara, like all navel oranges, has a bright orange exterior, is easy to peel and seedless. Inside, the fruit is a distinctive pinkish red color. The pulp is juicy with a tangy cranberry-like zing. Cara Caras are called The Power Orange because they are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, a good source of fiber and a natural source of lycopene, a health-promoting antioxidant. Cara Cara’s are available December through April.

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend a cooking demonstration with Celebrity chef Robert Danhi, ( He was on hand to lead a group of bloggers through an amazing cooking class.  Out first recipe was a wonderful Pico De Gallo.  I never really considered using oranges in salsa, but it really gives it an amazing flavor. We also learned to make Asian Pasta salad dish and an orange sparkler.

Our delicious Salad

Our cooking class was filmed live and streamed on the Sunkist website.  Viewers were welcomed to ask Chef Danhi questions via the website.  To check out the cooking class and the delicious recipes visit  There are many other recipes and ideas on the website on how to use, infuse and cook with the Cara orange.  I brought some home and my kids could not get enough of them.  If the Cara Cara is not widely available where you shop, ask your produce manager to order them, you won’t be disappointed!
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Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. A gift bag was received at the cooking class demonstration.

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