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Susan Jane White. Photo: Joanne Murphy

Susan Jane White. Photo: Joanne Murphy

Susan Jane White. Photo: Joanne Murphy

These candied oranges are totemic of a bonked-up, hipster lifestyle. Yes indeedy. Think of them as the modern-day jaffa cake. Each chewy bite somersaults into my body's engine room and rewires my dimples. Fact.

Blood oranges seem sweeter to me, and as rare as rubies. It's a short January-to-March orgy, so get your fill. Their deep, dark flesh is home to lots of anthocyanins, which readers of this column will recognise as specially commissioned inflammation assassins. We like.

Inflammation can be anything from headaches to hangovers, and from bruises to bronchitis. It's important to stress that orange juice is a different beast altogether, devoid, as it is, of the nutritious peel and pith.