January Flavor: Blood Orange

One of our new flavors this January is Blood Orange. A rich and glorious new addition to the shop and to the palate. Blood Oranges are in season from winter to early spring. This makes it the perfect time to reintroduce this exotic flavor to the tastebuds.

About this Flavor

First cultivated in Italy, the blood orange has spread throughout the world and with it a grand array of recipes. It’s intense red color gives the illusion of heat but translates into an unaltered elegant flavor true to form. We are proud to share this fruit in gelato form, in our very own Italian way. However, these beauties give so much more than just a wonderful look into history. Let’s look at the health benefits!

Blood Orange Health Benefits

Antioxidants, minerals, and other nutrients in blood oranges provide many health benefits. Vitamin C helps the body heal and is also an important vitamin for improving your iron absorption.

Blood oranges are a great source of:

Get your dose of vitamins and minerals this January with a spoonful of gelato!

This gelato is comprised of only three ingredients: blood oranges, organic cane sugar, and water. It is vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and egg-free.

Our shops

Visit us on site at either one of our San Francisco or San Ramon locations. Or get your gelato delivered!

Join GIO Club

Want to get gelato delivered to your door every two weeks? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you how. Sign up to our gelato club and rest easy!

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About Patrizia Pasqualetti, Gelato Chef

Patrizia is a pastry chef specializing in gelato. She comes from a long family tradition of artisanal gelato makers in Orvieto, Italy. Patrizia has shared her experience and knowledge with the Department of Nutritional Science in Milan to support research and experimentation in the gelato field. Her love for original gelato has taken her from the production lab to the Italian national TV and radio, where she has conducted regular programs on food. Patrizia has also been involved in food trade shows with the Slow Food Movement to promote the Italian tradition of gelato making. As Gelato Chef at GIO Gelati, Patrizia makes sure every single pint of gelato, sold at our stores or delivered to the GIO Club members, is carefully prepared according to her original Italian recipe with the best and freshest ingredients.