Oranges and medicine
The Sicilian blood Orange has a high content of anthocyanins, which give the pulp the typical reddish color (in different shades ranging from yellow to red, which vary depending on the variety) that in addition to strengthening in an excellent way the action of vitamin present in citrus fruits C1, play an important role in the prevention and treatment of many diseases and disorders primarily because of their remarkable antioxidant power.
In particular, it recognizes the Sicilian red oranges, by virtue of their strong content of vitamin C (about 40% more than in citrus fruits grown elsewhere) and the consistent presence of anthocyanins and flavonone, a powerful protective action by the onset of tumors. Oranges also contain discrete amounts of vitamin A and vitamin B1 and B2.
Source: Italian Association for Research on Cancer