At Alphas Produce, we’re passionate about bringing unique and flavorful fruits and vegetables to your table. Today, we’re excited to introduce a special addition to our citrus family: the Oroblanco. Often overlooked next to its more familiar citrus cousins, the Oroblanco is a treasure trove of taste and health benefits, ready to be discovered by our discerning customers.

What is Oroblanco?

Oroblanco, or “white gold” in Spanish, is a hybrid citrus fruit, a cross between a sweet white grapefruit and a Pomelo. It originated in California in the 1950s, designed to be seedless and less bitter than the typical grapefruit. With its thicker, pale yellow to green skin, Oroblanco offers a sweeter, milder flavor than its grapefruit counterpart, devoid of the usual grapefruit bitterness.

Taste and Texture

The Oroblanco is a true delight for the palate. The flesh is sweet and juicy, with a firm texture that holds its shape when segmented. This makes it a fantastic addition to fruit salads, desserts, or simply enjoyed on its own. The mildness and slight tang make it versatile for various culinary uses, from enhancing a fresh salad to serving as a bright, flavorful accompaniment to seafood dishes.

Health Benefits

Like other citrus fruits, Oroblanco is loaded with vitamin C, providing over 100% of the recommended daily intake in just one serving. Additionally, it’s a good source of dietary fiber, potassium, and other essential nutrients, making it an excellent choice for those looking to boost their immune system and maintain a healthy diet.

How to Enjoy Oroblanco

1. Fresh Out of Hand: The simplest way to enjoy Oroblanco is to peel it and eat the segments directly. Its seedlessness and sweet flavor make it a hassle-free, delightful snack.

2. In Salads: Add some zing to your salads by tossing in Oroblanco segments. Its sweetness pairs beautifully with bitter greens and a sharp, vinaigrette dressing.

3. As a Dessert: Use Oroblanco segments in desserts for a fresh, citrusy note. They’re particularly stunning in a citrus tart or mixed into a fresh fruit salad with a hint of mint.

4. Juice It: Oroblanco juice is a fantastic base for cocktails or a refreshing alternative to orange juice in the morning.

Sustainable and Locally Sourced

At Alphas Produce Company, sustainability is at the heart of what we do. We source our Oroblancos from trusted growers who prioritize sustainable farming practices. By choosing our Oroblancos, you’re not only enjoying delicious fruit but also supporting environmentally friendly agriculture.

We are excited for you to taste the sweet, luscious flavors of Oroblanco and discover why we’re so passionate about this exceptional fruit. At Alphas Produce Company, we believe that every fruit has a story. Oroblanco’s story is just beginning to be told at your table. Enjoy the unique blend of sweetness and tanginess with every bite, and let us know how you liked it!

We hope to see you soon and can’t wait to hear about your Oroblanco experiences! Happy tasting!

Interested in ordering Oroblanco? Please contact us.