Received response from our band booster about the red navel oranges. He contacted the supplier (Florida Fruit Association). This is what they said:"This year Florida is experiencing a shortage on Navels. This is mostly due to weather conditions that hampered the growing season for this variety. Because of this situation, we have found it necessary to fill orders with the Red Navel Variety. The only difference between the red navel and a regular navel is color. They are red inside. The red navel variety is a premium navel that is more expensive than the regular navel."So I guess it's OK to eat them and not cause a reaction with my medications.
Since the advent of navel oranges (about 1970 i think) there are fewer and fewer oranged that aren't navel oranges. (they have fewer seeds) Since I started dialysis I haven't eaten one orange. They said don't eat'em so I don't. I drink Sunny D, but they said that Sunny D was OK. It tastes enough like oranges that often I drink too much and I have a problem with fluid. I have no idea what's in it. I have been seeing, reading about. "Blood oranges", but I've never tried them. Kind of like several kinds of beers that have come out since 1990 when I completely quit drinking. I'm curious, but I know that I can't drink any of them. I found out that I was allergic to alcohol. I break out in "spots". Spots like the county jail. I try to adhere to the renal diet. Sometimes, right after dialysis, I may break the rules. (Like I might have a Snickers bar) but mostly I just don't eat what they say don't eat. My numbers are good, so why mess with success?
[Why can't you eat oranges? I've only been told not to eat or drink anything with grapefruits.I'm allergic to alcohol too. I can drink 1/2 glass of wine or beer and I don't break out. But anything more than that, I break out in hives and I start to itch like crazy.