Bloody orange or in a different way Citrus sinensis is one of numerous kinds of orange habitual to us, only very dense, almost blood-red shade. Bloody orange holds special position in cookery – from it cook cocktails, and also sorbet and fruit jelly, exotic on color.
Similar color at orange was formed because of existence of antotsiat. These are pigments which generally meet in other fruit and flowers, but among a citrus it is a big rarity. Intensity of bloody color of orange depends on its grade, degree of illumination of a place where it grows, and also from temperature. By the size bloody orange concedes to ordinary orange, it has more ridge thin skin. Besides, bloody orange almost does not contain in the pulp of stones.
At one time experts assumed that bloody orange is result of crossing of tangerine and a pomelo. However then it became clear that it simply a mutation of ordinary orange orange. The first started planting bloody orange on Sicily, and then became in it in America already seriously interested. At bloody orange about three versions – the Italian Tarokko, the Spanish Sanguinello and the newest versions – Moro are.