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Fruit of Asian origin, particularly from the south-east, it was imported into Europe by Portuguese sailors around the 14th century, although in some Roman texts dating back to the 1st century BC. we are talking about a fruit, grown in Sicily, called “melarancio”.


Thanks to the geomorphology of the territory and the dry climate with notable night-time temperature variations, Sicilian oranges are a unique product in terms of type and properties.


They can take on a blonde/yellow-orange or red color depending on the soil of origin.
The Sicilian orange is rich in vitamins, in particular C, A, group B and PP. They are a useful fruit for improving circulation, thanks to the presence of bioflavonoids, and for the correct function of our intestine, because they have a high concentration of fibre. It is also an excellent ally of youth, as it is rich in antioxidants, which fight free radicals.


The mandarin is a fruit with a thousand organoleptic but also symbolic properties: just think that it is the name of the elitist language of northern China and at the same time the name given to officials and intellectuals, who wore tunics of the same color as the fruit.