Spanish Oranges are coming into season at this time of the year & many UK suppliers will be travelling to Spain to source Oranges for the winter season.
The Spanish Orange season usally runs from October – April. So I thought I’d post some information on this fantasic fruit.
Oranges originated in Southeast Asia. The fruit of Citrus sinensis is the sweet orange & Citrus aurantium, is the bitter orage. The name is thought to have derived from the Sanskrit for the orange tree.
Choose oranges that are firm and feel heavy (weightier oranges are generally juicier). Very large fruit can sometimes be less sweet and concentrated in flavour. Remember skin colour is not indicative of quality - untreated ripe oranges are often pale orange or even greenish but those sold in supermarkets may be treated with ethylene to break down the green chlorophyll.