January 19, 2009

Naranja Agria (Seville Orange)

Filed under: recipes — Jose @ 10:25 am

Did I just discover a Cuban meal supplement that helps you lose weight???  From the wikipedia:

“Bitter orange is also used in herbal medicine as a stimulant and appetite suppressant, and has replaced the banned stimulant ephedra in many herbal weight-loss products.”


Perhaps a new reality show called “The Fattest Gordo” where you eat nothing but chuletas de puerco marinaded in naranja agria.  NBC: you know how to reach me.

Anyway, these citric gems are in season right now but despite that, are still difficult to find.  You can try your local hispanic market but in lieu of that, I have found an online source:


They are only available through February so I suggest you get some, juice ’em and freeze ’em.

Update 2/3/09: It seems that ripetoyou.com is having technical difficulties right now and is not accepting online orders. 



  1. Hey Jose – I went to the Alemany Farmers Market this morning and scored some beautiful looking seville oranges. $2/lb

    Comment by Cuban food joneser — January 31, 2009 @ 12:21 pm

  2. Wow! Whatcha gonna make?

    Comment by Jose — January 31, 2009 @ 12:29 pm

  3. not sure yet, maybe just more practice for Missy making your chicken vaca frita

    Comment by Cuban food joneser — February 2, 2009 @ 3:37 pm

  4. post the recipe for your bitter orange dessert and i will try to make it!

    Comment by Melissa — February 2, 2009 @ 9:20 pm

  5. I’ve been dying to get some bitter oranges for marinading some meats.

    Comment by Nathan — February 7, 2009 @ 12:32 am

  6. Yeah, works great on pork. I’ll be posting on that soon.

    Comment by Jose — February 7, 2009 @ 12:37 am

  7. […] heeded my own advice last week and ordered some Sevilles from a farm down in Reedley, California.  I only had in mind that […]

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