ICYMI: Citrus is in season

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ICYMI: Citrus is in season

We’re buying, cooking and eating with citrus right now and you should be, too. This is your in-season guide to this incredibly versatile fruit.

It’s understood that citrus is jam-packed with vitamin C, but it’s also abundant in potassium, folate, calcium, vitamin B6, phosphorus, magnesium and a variety of phytochemicals. It’s also good to know that citrus contains no fat, sodium or cholesterol and that the average energy value is also considered low.

Did you know that mandarins are considered a traditional symbol of abundance and good fortune in some Asian cultures?

Lemons, mandarins, oranges, minneolas, limes and grapefruit are in season right now. They can be used fresh, zested, juiced or roasted.

When buying citrus, keep this in mind:
Make sure that the fruit is free of bruises or mould. Purchase fruit that is firm and without cracks. Some say that fruit that is heavy for its size contains more juice.

How should you store citrus?
Store it in a pretty bowl on the counter. Whole citrus fruit does not have to be refrigerated, but will last longer period if it is.


Make mandarin icing

ClemenGold icing, that’s all we have to say. Find the citrus-and-yoghurt cake with ClemenGold icing recipe here.

Add mandarin to salad dressing

View the avocado and ClemenGold with chilli-and-granadilla dressing recipe here.

Use orange zest to flavour sponge cake

Find the chocolate, cardamom and orange cake recipe here.

Roast oranges with duck

Find the crispy duck salad “a l’orange” recipe here.

Make marmalade out of minneolas

Find the burnt citrus marmalade with Cheddar and farmhouse loaf recipe here.

When life hands you lemons, make lemon curd

Find the lemon-curd lava pudding recipe here.

Roast lemons

Find the roast lemon and baked feta Greek-style salad recipe here.

Use lime juice to cure trout

Find the apple juice-and lime-cured trout recipe here.

Use grapefruit in a marinade

Find the juicy citrus chicken recipe here.

Discover more sweet and savoury ways with citrus here.

TASTE Article by: TASTE

The TASTE team is a happy bunch of keen cooks and writers, always on the look out for the next food trend or the next piece of cake.

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