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Blood Orange
Crimson-colored flesh with intense flavor and raspberry overtones.

The Perks: The bold color of blood oranges comes from anthocyanin, a flavonoid with cholesterol-lowering and cancer-fighting potential. It also supports a healthy brain: A 2012 Harvard study found that women with higher intakes of anthocyanin showed slower rates of cognitive decline as they aged.

The Prep: For a Creamsicle-like dessert, Sara Moulton, host of the PBS series Sara's Weeknight Meals, simmers freshly squeezed blood orange juice until reduced by about half, then spoons the syrup over low-fat plain Greek yogurt.

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