Flavanone is a white to off white powder. Monitoring of flavanone content can be useful in characterizing the authenticity of lemon juice, of measuring the adulteration of citrus juices and identifying the presence of orange juice in fruit drinks. Hesperidin is the major flavanone present in the juices and wines obtained from Robinson, Fremont and Satsuma mandarins.
Flavanone was used in HPLC coupled to electrospray ion trap mass spectrometric method for separation and detection of natural flavonoid aglycones. Silibinin, a flavanone, was used in a variety of biological functions.