PLEASE NOTE: We deliver to HX, OL14-15 and BD13-23 postcodes only.

What can Seville oranges be used for?

Seville oranges, also known as bitter oranges, are a type of citrus fruit that are known for their intense, tart flavour. They are primarily used for making marmalade, but they can also be used in other ways. Here are a few examples of what Seville oranges can be used for:

  1. Marmalade: Seville oranges are the traditional fruit used for making marmalade due to their high acidity and pectin content.

  2. Liqueurs: Seville oranges are used to make liqueurs such as Cointreau and Grand Marnier.

  3. Cocktails: The juice and zest of Seville oranges can be used to add flavour to cocktails.

  4. Cooking: Seville oranges can be used in cooking to add a tangy and bitter flavour to savoury dishes such as stews, sauces, and braises, but it's not commonly used as it's quite bitter.

  5. Baking: The juice and zest of Seville oranges can be used in baking to add a tangy flavour to cakes, muffins, and breads.

  6. Candying: The peel of Seville oranges can be candied to make candy peel, which can be used as a garnish or in baking.

  7. Desserts: The juice and zest of Seville oranges can be used to flavour desserts such as sorbets, ice creams, and curds.

  8. Preserving: Seville oranges can also be used to make preserves such as jams and jellies.

It's worth noting that Seville oranges have a very bitter taste and their use is limited due to this. The bitterness and sourness can be reduced by soaking them in water or cooking them for a long time, but it's not always necessary.

When they're in season you can buy Seville oranges online with Fresh Farm Deliveries. We deliver to Halifax, Todmorden, Littleborough, Hebden Bridge, Haworth and surrounding areas (BD13-23, HX and OL14-15 postcodes).