Orange - Blood - Sanguinelli

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The blood orange is a variety of orange (Citrus × sinensis) with crimson, almost blood-colored flesh. It is believed that the blood orange is a mutation of the orange and its dark flesh colour is due to the high amount of anthocyanins present. Blood oranges are believed to be originated from the southern Mediterranean and specifically from Italy. 


Blood oranges originated in Sicily and Spain and varieties include Tarocco, Moro (or Morro), and Sanguinello. Nowadays, they can be cultivated in the United States in Texas and California.


Blood oranges are mostly cultured in southern European countries like Italy and Spain, but nowadays significant amounts are produced in the USA and in China. 

Flavours & Texture

Blood oranges have a unique flavour compared to other oranges. They have the usual citrus notes but they also have a raspberry-like taste. Their texture is the same as the orange texture, but their skin is tougher and harder compared to that of the oranges. 


You should peel the fruit and either have it raw in a fruit salad or make it juice. You can also use it to make jam and you can even use the zest in baking.

Nutritional Value

Blood oranges are low in calories and are very rich in fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin A.

Calories per fruit (140g)

69 kcal


0.2 g


18 g


3.1 g


1.3 g


1 % of the RDI


7 % of the RDI

Vitamin C

138 % of the RDI

Vitamin A

6.9 %  of the RDI


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We offer Free Next Working Day Delivery on all orders over £75 including our selection boxes.

Our shipping rates are as follows:-
England - £6.95
Scotland - £9.95
Northern Ireland - £9.95

Customers are responsible for being present at the shipping address provided on the date selected at checkout. Exotic Fruits are not responsible for any missed or attempted deliveries that must be rearranged by the customer.

All orders are packed in cardboard boxes with a biodegradable packing pellets to protect the fruit during transit, unfortunately we do not offer a gift wrapping or send the fruit in a gift basket as this may cause toe bruise during transit..


Let's start by stating the obvious. ​Since our produce is perishable we cannot accept returns.​

​That said, we want every customer to be happy so we do offer vouchers, refunds and replacements at our sole discretion if your fruit has arrived inedible. If you would like to report an item which has become damaged or perished during transit, please:-

  • Take a photo of the inedible product
  • Put the product into your refrigerator
  • Send the photos to, please include your order number in the subject
  • All requests must contact us within 24 hours of order receipt

We are not responsible for products that spoil if there is not someone to receive your delivery on the date that you request it, full tracking is provided and can be requested anytime after dispatch.

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