Gli agrumi di Sicilia bio e buoni – Scorzamara

Citrus Fruits

THE MORO ORANGE

The Moro orange is so called because of the rather dark colour of the pulp.

It is rich in flavonoids and anthocyanins, a typical pigment that occurs with the falling of snow on Etna.

These antioxidant substances, useful in the prevention of some diseases, are the cause of the red colour. The peel is orange with more intense shades on one side. This variety has a more intense taste than the others and is smaller than the Tarocco variety. It is ideal for freshly squeezed juices, given its very low level of acidity.

Our Moro oranges are not treated with packaging chemicals, such as wax or anti-rot.

Maturation period: December – March

Pigmentation: Red

Production area: Melilli (SR)

Plants: 1500

Flavor: Intense, sweet

Caliber: Middle-small

THE NAVELINA ORANGE

The Navelina orange is an early variety of Orange, since it is generally harvested starting from the end of November and is part of the larger Navel group.

Navel, the translation of the Italian “ombelico”, refers to the presence of a navel, due to a phenomenon of syncarps, that is the formation of a second fruit within the main fruit, a twin fruit.

The skin, orange-yellow, with a tendency to reddish at the end of winter, is thick and hard.

The pulp is uniformly yellow in colour, with a fine and firm texture, apyrene (without seeds), appreciated for its low acidity which enhances juice sweetness, typically yellow and therefore suitable for younger children.

Our Navelina oranges are not treated with packaging chemicals, such as wax or anti-rot.

Maturation period: October–March

Pigmentation: Yellow

Production area: Melilli (SR)

Plants: 1500

Flavor: Sweet

Caliber: Middle-small

THE TAROCCO ORANGE

La The Tarocco orange is a red-fleshed orange, more or less intense, depending on the period of maturation.

Among the main characteristics of Tarocco oranges we find the peel colour, typically yellow-orange, with a large number of streaks and red shades that occupy more than half of its surface.

Thanks to its low acidity level, it is among the most appreciated oranges in Italy and abroad. It distinguishes itself because of a number of qualities, including its distinctive scent and aesthetic beauty.

The skin is thin and smooth, yellow-orange in colour.

The shape is obovate, the pulp is seedless and has an excellent juice yield.

Our Tarocco oranges are not treated with packaging chemicals, such as wax or anti-rot.

Maturation period: December-April

Pigmentation: Red

Production area: Melilli (SR)

Plants: 1800

Flavor: Strawberry flavor

Calibro: Middle-large

THE GALLO TAROCCO ORANGE

The Gallo Tarocco orange is one of the most refined and appreciated varieties among all Tarocco oranges.

Introduced in Italy in the 17th century, after being imported from China by a Jesuit monk, today it is one of the most cultivated in the Catania Plain.

It is characterized by its high juiciness, strawberry-like aroma, low acidity level, and seedless pulp.

The skin is thin and smooth, of medium or thin thickness, orange-yellow in colour and reddened over more than half of the surface.

Its pigmentation varies depending on the degree of ripeness of the fruit, but it is generally a deep red.

Our Gallo Tarocco oranges are not treated with packaging chemicals, such as wax or anti-rot.

Maturation period: January-February

Pigmentation: Orange-red

Production area: Melilli (SR)

Plants: 2500

Flavor: strawberry flavor

Caliber: Large

THE IPPOLITO TAROCCO ORANGE

The Ippolito Tarocco orange was obtained by micro-grafting and thermotherapy at the University of Catania in 1998.

It belongs to the Tarocco family and is characterized by a high concentration of anthocyanins both in the skin and in the pulp, resulting in a very intense red colour. The fruit, very juicy, is seedless and has a good round shape with a medium-thin, orange-colored, often pigmented skin.

The Ippolito Tarocco orange juice is excellent thanks to a good balance between sugars and acids.

The blossoming period is spring with single white and very fragrant flowers. The plant is quite tolerant to cold. In a sheltered environment it holds up well to -8°C, -10° C.

Our Ippolito Tarocco oranges are not treated with packaging chemicals, such as wax or anti-rot.

Maturation period: January-February

Pigmentation: Intense red

Production area: Melilli (SR)

Plants: 2500

Flavor: Sweet

Caliber: Middle-large

THE LATE MANDARIN OF CIACULLI

The mandarin is the only sweet fruit of the citrus family. This particular type, Ciaculli, owes its name to the cultivation area in which it was discovered: Ciaculli, a district of Palermo.

It is named late because its maturation occurs later than the other varieties.

Its origins being absolutely natural, the strong scent, the sugar content, the thin skin, the presence of the seed, make the Tardivo di Ciaculli a unique and unmistakable mandarin.

Its segments are small and juicy. Moreover, the pulp contains few seeds and has a light orange colour. Its skin, thin and easy to remove, is light orange in colour and very fragrant.

Our mandarins are not treated with packaging chemicals, such as wax or ant-i-rot.

Maturation period: December-March

Pigmentation: Yellow

Production area: Melilli (SR)

Plants: 500

Flavor: Very sugary

Caliber: Middle-large

Beauty
allies

Oranges and mandarins (and in general all citrus fruits) are the best allies of beauty. Always the benefits that our body obtains from the consumption of citrus fruits also concern our external appearance. It is no coincidence that they are the main ingredients of cosmetic products for personal care. Rich in vitamin C, citrus fruits block free radicals and help fight the signs of aging, keeping the skin young and radiant. Vitamin C has an antioxidant action and stimulates the synthesis of collagen. Day after day it is our helping hand against wrinkles and skin blemishes.

Friends
of health

Prevention (with taste) is better than cure. Regular consumption of citrus fruit is a very powerful means of contrast for small and large ailments. calcium, potassium, magnesium and iron strengthen eyes and bones, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, D, E, PP promote the correct functioning of the body and they come in handy in case of colds, exhaustion, gingivitis, arthritis, varicose veins. In addition, citrus fruits help regulate intestinal transit and blood pressure, they lower the levels of cholesterol in the blood and carry out an anticancer action. There are a thousand good reasons to stock up on oranges and mandarins, unless you are diabetic or suffer from gastritis: we recommend moderate use!

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Juice
oranges

If the oranges all look the same and you don't know which ones to use to make excellent juices, we will reveal a couple of tips. Better to choose those of medium-low caliber because they contain more juice and the "blondes", ie pulp yellow (Navelins, for example, are ideal) because they are sweeter. In general, all oranges with a very thin skin are the most suitable to be squeezed.

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Table
oranges

Good for an after meal, a quick and healthy snack, but also in salads with your favorite vegetables. Table oranges are generally our PGI reds such as Tarot, for example. From medium to large caliber and slightly thicker skin.

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