Citrus Fruits - Orange Alternatives
Citrus has long been celebrated as a top source of vitamin C, but recent studies show that these fruits might also lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, and cancer.
By Johannah Sakimura
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the December 2012 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Juicy and sugary, with pink flesh and a cranberry-like tang.
The Perks: Cara caras contain lycopene (an antioxidant that may protect against certain cancers) and, like other citrus, flavonones. A recent study found that women who consumed the highest amounts of flavonone-rich citrus had a 19 percent lower risk of clot-related stroke.
The Prep: Try this dish from Cindy Pawlcyn, author of Cindy's Supper Club. Peel six cara caras and slice into rounds. Add 6 thin red onion rings, 8 shredded mint leaves, juice from 1 lime, 2 Tbsp. olive oil, and salt and pepper.