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Sour Oranges - Seville Oranges ?

chowmel Feb 8, 2011 05:49 PM

Are sour and seville oranges the same? I was thinking of making marmalade with sevilles but couldn't find any. I did however, find sour oranges. Interchangable ?

  1. Vetter Feb 8, 2011 07:11 PM

    That's my understanding. Sevilles are sour. Mmm, homemade marmalade rocks. Have fun!

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      Harters Feb 9, 2011 02:46 AM

      It's the sourness that's important so it balances against the sugar. I buy a great one at my local farmers market which is Seville orange, grapefruit and lemon. It's certainly a morning wake-up.

      1. sunshine842 Feb 9, 2011 04:02 AM

        Sevilles are sour, but not all sour oranges are Sevilles.

        In Caribbean and Latin American cooking, sour oranges make regular appearances in marinades and other dishes...but they usually orange trees that have reverted to their natural roostock...which produce very sour fruit...but they are not, from what I've ever been told, Sevilles per se.

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