Blood Orange

Blood Orange

Botanical name: Citrus sinensis

Alternative Names
Citrus aurantium var. sinensis
Citrus macracantha
Citrus aurantium var. dulcis

In Europe, citrus fruits, were introduced to Italy by the crusaders in the 11th century. The Blood orange is a variety of orange which has a deep red coloured flesh.

The fruit peel of the blood orange contains a number of nutrients including citrus bioflavonoids and the distinctive dark pigments of the flesh contain anthocyanins, a source of antioxidants.