Sicily is the country of oranges, whose fragrance fills the air in springtime… (Guy de Maupassant)
Sicilian blood oranges, cultivated exclusively in the Piana di Catania and in some villages in the area of Enna and Siracusa, are unique in the world for their taste and their nutritional value, therefore they awarded PGI Mark by the European Union and are considered the ultimate healty fruit .
To the proximity to the active volcano Etna, a particularly fertile soil and a dry climate with strong thermal excursions, create ideal growing conditions for this extraordinary fruit with its typical red pulp.
In fact, during wintertime, the contrast between Etna snows and the warm sun of the island, makes the thermal excursion reach its acme, causing the growth of a red pigmentation in the fruits. Such pigment contains the anthocyanin, a substance with strong antioxidant and antineoplastic qualities that, combined to the high percentage of vitamin C, makes our orange one of a kind, not comparable to any other production.