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5 Facts About Minneolas

August 17, 2022 | By: The Darling Dish

It’s August, which means it’s the prime season to indulge in our favorite citrus hybrid, the Minneola!

Fast Facts About Minneolas

From when and where they are grown, to how to enjoy them in our favorite recipes, here is all you need to know about this unique citrus fruit:
  • Darling Minneolas®  are grown in Peru from July to September.
  • This tasty fruit has a sweet tang, joining the signature taste of a grapefruit with the sweetness of a tangerine.
  • Minneolas are known to be easy peelers and even juicier than a regular orange - perfect for a delicious on-the-go snack.
  • Storing this bright fruit is easy! Either leave the fruit on the counter at room temperature away from direct sunlight for up to 7 days or in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
  • Minneolas are versatile, so there are so many different ways to enjoy them:
    • Peel ‘em - Shed this easy-to-peel fruit of its rind and enjoy it naturally. The sweet and tart flavor of the fruit alone is enough to satisfy all of your cravings.
    • Add ‘em - Use a minneola as a creative flavoring in a cake or breakfast pastry.
    • Zest ‘em - Minneola zest compliments a variety of dishes, sweet or savory.
    • Blend ‘em - Blend the fruit into a smoothie for a unique and natural sweetener.
    • Squeeze ‘em - Squeeze a juicy Minneola to liven up your daily water bottle or any fun beverage.

Minneola Recipes

Though there are endless ways to incorporate the delicious Minneola into dishes, here are just a couple of our favorite Minneola recipes!

Slow Cooker Darling Minneola Chipotle Pork

The first time you make this Slow Cooker Minneola Chipotle Pork recipe will not be your last! The pork, which is seasoned with oregano, brown sugar, chili powder, and cinnamon, is doused in minneola juice, adobo sauce, and garlic to create a perfectly balanced, mouthwatering masterpiece that your friends and family will be begging you to make again!

Minneola Pork

Minneola Paloma

One of our favorite ways to enjoy this kind of citrus is in an ice-cold Minneola Paloma! This refreshing beverage will add a pop of color to your glass. The bold flavors from the minneola juice and fresh lime juice perfectly balance out the tequila for a light party drink. Plus, it’s just as tasty as it is cute!



What minneola masterpiece will you create this week?

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