Blood Orange Oil

Blood Orange Oil 

Citrus sinensis

Italy has an interesting type of citrus sinensis called ‘Blood Orange’. Blood orange is red in colour due to the anthocyanin pigment present (this is also a good anti-oxidant). The oil is unique because of the high carotenoid content and its sweet taste.

The three most common types of blood oranges are the Tarocco (native to Italy), the Sanguinello (native to Spain), and the Moro, the newest variety of the three.

The main use for the oil is in beverage markets for its naturally fresh and sweet taste and it has a natural colouring agent to add a redness to any drink. The Italian harvest season runs from February to early May. The typical oil yields are relatively small at around 2.5gm per kilo of fruit.

Product Details

Product Details

  • Botanical name: Citrus sinensis
  • Origin: Italy
  • Crop Season: December – February
  • Plant/part used: Peel
  • Method of extraction: Cold pressed extraction
  • TSCA CAS: 8008-57-9
  • EINECS: 232-433-8
  • INCI Name: Citrus sinensis
  • Appearance: Yellow to red liquid
  • Organoleptic Properties: fresh orange, sweet
  • Density: 0.840 – 0.870
  • Refractive index: 1.468 – 1.480
  • Optical rotation: 95° to 102°
  • Chemical constituents: Linalool, citronellal, a-pinene, β-pinene, myrcene, sabinene
  • Fragrance: max. 10%
  • IFRA: Restricted by IFRA
  • Allergens: Contains fragrance allergens


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