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02-28-2006, 07:16 PM
Ok so I bought these naval oranges from a farmers market, PIMPKINS, it is awesome found so much good stuff there. Anyways I started to peel it and realized it was purple, not like gone bad purple but purple purple bright purple. WAs a little bit confused, but out of curiousity took a bite and well it tasted like an orange. a very good one. I ate the whole thing! at first I was like well maybe its a grapefruit, but no definently had to be an orange. Anyone know why it may have been purple(the tips of the orange were still orange but about 95% of it was purple. Just kinda wierded out but amused!
02-28-2006, 07:18 PM
Could it have been a blood orange? I'm not sure exactly what color they are inside but I know it isn't orange! Looks fairly purple in this picture.
Yeah I know, hormel's site, but it had the best picture *lol*
02-28-2006, 07:19 PM
Maybe it's a blood orange. Check out the photo here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_oranges
They are yummy and I'm sure packed with nutrients!!
02-28-2006, 07:32 PM
ha, that must of been it thanks. They tasted awesome will have to get more now that I know it wasn't something freakishly wierd.
02-28-2006, 07:35 PM
Seriously, our store has something called a GRAPPLE. It smells like ripe grapes, but tastes like an apple. Or so I hear because I dont want to try them. I'm afraid of what the farmers did to cross breed the fruits LOL so I am scared to ingest them.
Anyone have any ideas?? I guess the smart thing to do was a search, but it kinda weirded me out so I've been dismissing the thought. This reminded me so I wanted to raise the question here.
02-28-2006, 07:56 PM
Yep, they are injected with grape something or other plus water. Like a regular Fuji apple isn't good enough for our little darlings, who REQUIRE additional sweet stuff in their food...
Read on, from the site:
How Is A Grāpple® Made?
Grāpple® brand apples begin as a Washington Extra Fancy Fuji Apple. Of all apples this is the one that takes on the grape flavor best.
This Patent Pending process is complex and the ingredient mix primarily includes concentrated grape flavor and pure water. All ingredients are USDA and FDA approved and the process has been licensed by the Washington State Department of Agriculture.
There is nothing but flavor being infused into the Fuji apple. The apple takes on no additional sugars or calories. They are not genetically altered in any way.
The apple is as healthy as ever but now has the new exciting grape flavor.
"Exciting grape flavor"...how did I live without it...
02-28-2006, 08:08 PM
Oh crap.. now I have an ear worm.. but instead of "Paper Roses" it's singing:
"Purple Oranges! Purple Oranges!"
"Oh how beautiful they taste to me!"
AAAararrgghhhhh! ::running down the hall screaming!::::
02-28-2006, 08:16 PM
I don't consider the "grapple" real food. I don't think it's a cross between anything. From what I read it is merely a grape flavored apple. How they did it is something I don't want to know. I did buy one for my daughter once and she said it was disgusting!
03-01-2006, 06:25 AM
Reagrding the GRAPPLE, after posting my reply, I felt as though my reasoning behind not trying it was that little intuition that becomes so much clearer when you go RAW.
Isnt that a wonderful thing? I mean, you dont have to be Einstein to know it cant be a natural fruit & it's been tampered with in some kind of way, but I know a TON of sad eaters (even some die hard vegetarians) that would have eaten them.
Thank you Divine Guidance.
04-09-2006, 07:45 PM
Now this is getting scary
soon it will be the mummy
then the werewolf
sheesh, didn't the God/dess make foods good enough for man?
04-09-2006, 08:01 PM
You'll have to watch out for the orange purples.
04-09-2006, 09:01 PM
Anyone know why it may have been purple(the tips of the orange were still orange but about 95% of it was purple. You got a blood orange. I'm surprised you didn't know because they are not very common, and usually command a premium price. They are a natural variation, and a trendy gourmet item. They used to be impossible to find, and now they're turning up everywhere.
What I wish I could find is blood peaches. Many years ago I was driving towards Mendocino when I stopped at a roadside stand and bought some peaches with nearly white skins and deep red flesh. They were an old heirloom variety called blood peaches and were incredibly sweet and delicious. I've never seen them since.
And the dark red juice stains I got on my shirt gave me a pretty god clue why they are not popular.
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