Blood Orange

Blood Orange

Botanical name: Citrus sinensis

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

In Europe, citrus fruits, introduced to Italy by the crusaders in the 11th century - were grown widely in the south for medicinal purposes.

Fruit peel of Citrus sinensis contains, for example, citrus bioflavonoids and in some varieties, including blood orange and anthocyanidins.

Orange peel has been used for maintenance of appetite. Health Canada monograph on Citrus bioflavonoids, an active component of blood orange, details the use as a source of antioxidants.

The description presented in the nutrients glossary is for informational purposes only. It is based on widely available scientific and / or traditional references. Levels vary by product. The ingredient in the product is not intended to prevent, treat, cure or alleviate the medical symptoms described.