Chinotto Oranges are here! A small harvest from California is now available for purchase on our website. These fruit are very popular in Italian cuisines and are used in a variety of applications in the kitchen and bar programs.
Chinotto oranges are best suited for flavoring and are not typically consumed raw due to their sour, bitter nature. The fruit is used in marmalade, jams, and syrups because of their high pectin content and the essential oils are used to flavor cocktails. The fruit is also candied whole and consumed as a dessert, used in marinades, chutneys, mustard, and teas, or substituted for other sour oranges, such as the Seville. Chinotto oranges pair well with focaccia, aged cheeses, shortbread cakes, fish, poultry, paella, and curries. The fruits will keep up to a week at room temperature and up to a month in the refrigerator.