Retailers: bring your preserving equipment to the fore! Seville oranges arrived in Waitrose branches last week, as the marmalade-making season gets into full swing.
Launched earlier than ever before and available until the end of February, the supermarket chain only stocks organic Seville oranges. The retailer claimed they are the ideal fruit for marmalade because they have a high pectin content which helps the marmalade to set, while the zest and juice can be used in custards, cakes and sponge puddings.
Waitrose citrus buyer Tim Stevens said: “Seville oranges mark the start of the preserving season and it’s something our customers really look forward to. It’s a great time to make the most of this wonderful fruit at its very best.
“The pungent aroma and bitterness that Seville oranges offer make also make them perfect additions to fish stews instead of lemon, or as marinades and sauces for duck or pork.”