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bit·ter or·ange

(bit'ĕr ōr'ănj)
The fruit of Citrus aurantium; clinical reports suggest use as an antiviral, in treating gastrointestinal and dermatologic disorders. Some have used it as an appetite suppressant (after the ban on ephedra), but severe and frequent adverse effects have been reported (seizure, cardiovascular disorders).

bitter orange

A citrus tree, Citrus aurantium, whose oils are used in some cultures as an oral remedy for gastrointestinal conditions such as constipation or nausea. Bitter orange is commonly used in dietary supplements as an aid to fat loss and as an appetite suppressant.


Bitter orange can worsen cardiovascular disease and glaucoma.
Synonym: zhi shi

bitter orange,

n an essential oil, expressed from the fruit of the bitter orange
(Citrus aurantium), useful for treating colds and flu, constipation and flatulence, gum conditions, sluggish digestion, and stress.
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We feasted on poc-chuc, a Yucatan specialty of pork marinated in bitter orange juice and then cooked with onions and herbs.
For the bitter orange marmalade, in a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the bitter orange juice, sugar, and orange slices.
Spread some bitter orange marmalade onto each slice and set aside.
This beer is bitter-sweet when the malt background comes through in the initial taste before the intense bitterness of the Columbus hops used to brew this Eastbound takes over to produce a long-lasting aftertaste of bitter oranges.
In the late 1850s, in the Scottish village of Paisley, a young grocer named James Robertson found himself with more bitter oranges on his hands than he could sell.
Over a period of months, James & Marion Robertson continually refined their product until they had a unique, clear marmalade that combined a pleasant sweetness with the peculiar tang of bitter oranges.
SEVILLE or bitter oranges which are in the shops now have a very short season of only two to three weeks.
The spirits are infused with a century old family recipe of herbs and fruit, including assenzio gentile, anise, vanilla, rhubarb, ginseng and bitter orange.
It's made from a blend of sun-dried sweet and bitter orange peels from the French West Indies, sugar beets from Normandy and all natural ingredients from the surrounding Loire Valley.