Arance Biologiche

Navel – New Hall

An early cultivar of medium-large size that is harvested from late October to March.
This variety has brazilian origins and is characterized by the presence of a depression shaped like a navel (from which the term Navel has been coined), which comes from a second orange twin inside the same fruit. From the outside the skin is more coriaceous, a characteristic that allows it to resist  long transportation and is of a dark orange colour suitable for the preparation of candied fruit.
The flesh is blond, seedless, very juicy and has a considerable degree of sugar ideal for food and juice.

Beneficial Properties

Oranges are an excellent source of vitamins, especially C and A, followed by a good part of the B vitamins, but let’s see what function these vitamins have on our body:

Vitamin C: helps to strengthen the immune system and therefore helps to prevent colds and flu diseases. Together with the bioflavonoid substances, of which the oranges have a high content, they rebuild the collagen of the connective tissue and for this reason they favor the strengthening of bones, teeth, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels, especially of the capillaries, also reducing the formation of edema.The consumption of oranges can therefore be important to fight some diseases caused by circulatory problems such as cellulite, varicose veins and hemorrhoids

The orange is particularly rich in terpenes that, taken regularly in a diet rich in fruit and vegetables, have proved very effective in the prevention of cancer of the colon and rectum. Among the terpenes it is necessary to remember limonene, contained in the peel of oranges, lemons and grapefruit that, thanks to its ability to counteract the effects of estrogen, helps to protect against breast cancer.
Of this fruit nothing is really wasted because even the internal white rind contains a fair amount of soluble dietary fiber, which acts as a real balancing agent in the regulation of the absorption of sugars, fats and proteins. On the other hand, not surprisingly, all specialists recommend taking dietary fiber to prevent diabetes, arteriosclerosis and for the improvement of intestinal functions.

Vitamin B: fights lack of appetite and promotes digestion (it is sufficient to make a decoction obtained by cooking two or three orange peels in a liter of water to combat bad digestion).

Vitamin A: rich in carotenes, useful for the health of the eyes, the skin and in the prevention of infections.


It is a late variety that is harvested from April to June, with a medium-small size and that has portuguese origins.The skin is medium-thin, the flesh has an orange-yellow color, with a good percentage of yield in juice and a slightly acidic taste.

Beneficial Properties

They are the same mentioned in the New Hall oranges, but enjoy a higher concentration of vitamin C linked to the acidic taste of this cultivar, characteristic of citric acid. The latter plays an important role in the human body: in fact it is able to lower the acidity of the urine and prevent the formation of kidney stones.

The higher the acidic taste, the higher the presence of Vitamin C.

Arance Siciliane Moro


Variety of red oranges that has Italian origins, produced exclusively in Sicily and little known in the rest of the world. It is the first to ripen among the red oranges and  reaches full maturity from January to March.
The gauge is rather small, the orange zest is orange, the pulp of the fruit has brighter shades with vinous red hues.

Beneficial Properties

Anthocyanin substances have very powerful antioxidant properties, they also have a powerful effect on capillary fragility and a high value in the treatment of inflammatory states. In addition, thermal stress favors the development of vitamin C (it has antianemic properties, as it is able to promote the absorption of iron, useful for the formation of red blood cells), of flavanons (powerful antioxidants, useful to ensure the optimal functioning of the liver, the immune system and capillaries; they also contribute to the prevention of numerous diseases, such as cardiovascular, inflammatory and even some forms of cancer) and hydroxymycic acids (are phenolic compounds that are part of the polyphenols group and that prevent the development of cardiovascular diseases, inflammatory and even some cancerous forms) and hydroxymethyl acids (phenolic compounds that are part of the polyphenols group and that prevent the development of cardiovascular diseases, cancer and type 2 diabetes).

In addition to the already mentioned beneficial properties, red oranges act as a shelter against angina, bronchitis, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, gingivitis, obesity, migraine, headache and rheumatism. But that’s not all; a mouthwash made with red orange juice is very effective in treating gingivitis and stomatitis. Finally, red oranges are a genuine and healthy natural supplement, precisely because of their lightness and extraordinary wealth of useful substances to be able to meet the daily expenditure of energy.

Bitter oranges:

Bitter oranges are known for the following benefits:

  • Slimming properties thanks to synephrine (a fat burning substance);
  • Anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties;
  • Relaxing properties;
  • Rich in vitamin C  

Beneficial Properties

The peculiarity of bitter oranges is given by its peel, which is full of essential oils. In the kitchen, this fruit is used to prepare jam, liquor and candied fruit. The plant is also used for decoration purposes.

The essence of neroli or orange blossom, which is widely used in perfume, is extracted from bitter orange flowers. Its aroma is reminiscent of bergamot.

The neroli essential oil has many beneficial properties, as it has a soothing effect, it equilibrates the nervous system, and it helps cellular regeneration. 

Its leaves and flowers are used in common medicine to produce herbal teas with a sedative, calming and antispasmodic effect.

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