Have you ever wondered about Blood Oranges but been too afraid to try? These beautifully sweet, antioxidant rich fruits from the heart of Mediterranean Sicily are not just famous for their flavour but their numerous health benefits too. By combining three varieties of blood orange, Tarocco, Moro and Sanguinello, Swanson have created a complex supplement bursting with nutrients.
For those who have never heard of the Mediterranean Diet, it is a diet rich in heart healthy foods like olive oil, fresh fruit and tomatoes, herbs and spices and even to an extent, red wine. What a lot of people forget to mention is that if you live on the island of Sicily, off the south coast of Italy, there is a very special addition to that diet, Blood Oranges.
Because Sicily possesses a quite unique climate and terroir, milder than most places, with warm days and cool nights, it is a prime growing spot for these vibrantly coloured, nutrient packed oranges. Although, many more romantic souls believe they are the product of a combination of volcanic soil (from Mt. Etna) working in harmonious ecological balance with the cool sea breezes and warm sun, giving the fruit it's unique red blush.
Whatever the reason, the science remains, these oranges, no matter the variety, are all blessed with a little something extra that you won't find in a regular oranges, anthocyanins.
Anthocyanins are the same bioflavonoid pigment found in pomegranates and blueberries. They are what gives these fruits not only their deep colouration but their own defence from disease too. Fortunately for us, we can harness those powerful antioxidant compounds to better benefit our health too.
Perhaps what makes the Blood Orange so special is that Polyphenolic compounds such as Anthocyanins can only be produced at low temperatures like those found at night during the winter in Sicily. They are designed to give the fruit a more robust immune system in the face of harsher climates.
Which is exactly what makes them some of nature's most formidable antioxidants. By combining the juice, flesh and rind of three of Sicily's best loved Blood Oranges, Swanson have created a complex supplement that offers powerful synergistic defence against the ravaging effects of free radicals.
Which when combined together, offer a range of defences superior to that of the more common supermarket varieties of orange.
To be used as a dietary supplement. Take one vegetable capsule every day with a glass of water.Special Precautions
Other ingredients: rice extract, hypromellose (vegetable capsule), silica.
Suitable for vegetarians.
If you are already on other medication or suffer from any pre-existing conditions which you believe may contradict this supplement then ALWAYS seek advice from your doctor or health practitioner before taking.
Do not exceed the recommended dose.
Do not take if the outer seal is broken or damaged upon purchase.
NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN. Consult your healthcare professional before use if you are pregnant or nursing.