“Le Rosse dell’Etna” (“The Reds of Etna”) was founded by the desire of two young men who wanted to undertake and revive an old profession rooted in the tradition of their families and their own land, sure of the fact that Sicilian red oranges uniqueness deserve to be presented on the tables of European families because of their distinct flavour and their numberless beneficial properties, not anymore just as fruit juice but as a real table fruit.
A rich and ancient craftsmanship meets a modern and efficient industrialization to ensure a certified control of the production chain. During the manufacturing process, a careful selection of the product with a deviation superior to any competitor gives us the opportunity to offer a greater quality to the final consumer and a longer shelf-life.
Our company is proud to ensure that only a product of excellent quality is offered to the consumer. We would like to diffuse the culture and the typical flavour of the Sicilian red orange in Italy, in Europe and in the rest of the world, exporting along with this unique orange also its history and sharing its incredible organoleptic properties.
Our company is responsible of the production and distribution of certified quality products such as the Tarocco Orange, the Moro Orange and the Sanguinello Orange, all with red pulp, and also Mandarins, Red Clementines and Red Apricots belonging to the “cot” family. Our production also includes different kind of table grapes including the Italian Muscat White Grapes and the Red Globe Black Grapes. Each production process is subject to strict quality controls, from harvesting to shipping, to always guarantee the best possible product.
PERMITS AND CERTIFICATIONS
We have devoted our energies to obtain authorizations and certifications attesting the perfect control of the production chain, the quality management system and the authorization to self manage control during shipping.More
Our certifications attest to the perfect control of the production chain, the quality management system and the authorization to self manage control during shipping in accordance with international standards. Self manage control of fruit and vegetables during the shipping phase is also one of our advantages.
The red oranges grow rich in 100% natural and beneficial properties thanks to the particular condition of Palagonia microclimate (Plain of Catania) and the contrast between the cold of Mount Etna’s snow and the warmth of the sun of Sicily. The red pulp oranges contain over 85% of water, they are low-fat and low-protein, they contain also many minerals such as phosphorus, calcium, iron, potassium, selenium and vitamins. The low content of sodium especially in cases of hypertension.
It is the main flavonoid with anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory also preserves blood vessels reducing the risk of thrombosis.
It is essential for a proper development of eyesight and a correct bone growth. It protects the skin, maintains healthy hair and mucosas.
Two oranges per day are able to meet the daily nutritional requirement of vitamin C of an adult (about 65 mg). absorption of iron.
Winter months temperatures can cause the formation of a red pigment rich in anthocyanin, a substance with strong antioxidant and antineoplastic qualities.
It is essential for healthy bones and teeth and also for a proper muscle development. It stimulates cell metabolism, the assimilation of nutrient substances and the production of energy. It is fundamental for the nervous system balance.
Also known as vitamin B9, it reduces the levels of the homocysteine amino acid and it helps to prevent birth defects. It is not produced by our organism so it is necessary to ingest it through food and bacterial flora.
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