winter citrus

February 6th, 2012

How pretty is that?! Man, I’m loving the all the citrus available right now.  This week I went to the Manhattan Fruit Exchange and picked up sweet lemons, sweet limes and sour oranges, 3 varieties I’d never tried. You know what I found out? Sweet lemon and sweet lime don’t really taste like much. Bummer! They have a hint of flavor but really lack the acidity that makes their common counterparts so flavorful. Their rinds smell lovely though, so I’m hoping to use them in a sauce or maybe some muffins. The sour orange kind of tastes like a lemon with a hint of sweet orange. What’s your favorite citrus?

Clockwise from bright red: ruby red grapefruit, sour lime, sour lemon, pomello, blood orange, sour orange.

Comments: 3 Total

  1. Anjali

    February 6, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    My favorite is Oro Blanco grapefruit. It tastes like sugar-dipped grapefruit, sweet but with a bitter edge. So good.

  2. sara

    February 6, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Love this! What a gorgeous photo! :)

  3. Shaheen

    February 7, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    So pretty.

    Sweet limes are very popular for juicing in India. The best thirst quencher/summer drink ever.

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