Sweet Reds are a seasonal gem. Look out for them in Tesco stores from January through to April.
At first glance, they may look like a regular orange from the outside. But take a closer look and you will notice a red tinge to the skin. Slice a Sweet Red open and you will see the fruit inside has beautiful red coloured flesh.
The red colour is caused by high concentrations of a pigment called anthocyanin. The flesh of Sweet Reds develops its characteristic maroon colour when the fruit grows in areas with low nighttime temperatures.
The pigment that causes the fruit’s flesh to turn red has been nicknamed by some as “vitamin red”. There is lots of evidence pointing to the health benefits of red oranges, meaning Sweet Reds are not just super sweet and tasty, they’re also super good for you!
There are three main Sweet Reds varieties; Moro, Tarocco and Sanguinello. Check your pack label to see which variety of Sweet Reds we have included in your net and where they have come from.
Sweet Reds can be kept at room temperature for a week. To keep them fresher for longer, we recommend you store them in your fridge.