Valentine’s Blood Orange

Feb 13, 2012

Hi, this is Richard McCarthy with the WWNO Farmers Market Minute… You knew Valentine's Day is today, right? Oh, no, did it catch you off guard?

You know, it is too late for online purchases. And you cannot simply repeat last year’s highly-original gift for the adoring object of your affection. Can you?

Well, this year you could choose an entirely different take on the day. Here’s where farmers markets can provide you with an ideal expression of love: Blood oranges. Does your loved one suffer from scurvy? Are you concerned about his or her long-term well-being, be it cancer or heart disease? Blood oranges provide your beloved with ample Vitamin C and folic acids. These provide a number of metabolic functions in the body: maintaining healthy gums, forming red blood cells, and reducing swelling.

In short, give the gift that speaks to good health and longevity. For WWNO, this is Richard McCarthy.