The Limoncello lemon has a number of valuable characteristics. In addition to its tasty juice and slightly acidic pulp, the lemon is very popular for its edible peel, which is due to the absence of chemical treatment. These lemons are harvested with a small part of the branch, which keeps the fruit extra fresh. Due to its intense aroma and abundance of essential oils and terpenes, this lemon is very suitable for making Limoncello liqueur.
Yuzu is a citrus fruit with a bumpy skin, which contains an aromatic taste and thus gives beautiful accents to dishes. The most famous use of Yuzu is the Japanese Ponzu sauce. Yuzu is also used for bathing during cold winter months. The peel then gives off a wonderful aroma and warmth that would reduce the cold and relax the mind. This is called yuzuyu.
This gigantic lemon is very special! Etrog lemons are sometimes 5 times larger than normal lemons. The distinctive thick skin is yellow and fragrant with a thick white mesocarp underneath and the flesh is light green. Etrog plays an important ritual role in the Jewish feast of tabernacles.
Bergamot is also known under the name ‘’lucky fruit’’. It is a crossing between a lemon and a bitter orange. The pulp of this citrus fruit has a calming and uplifting effect. It is therefore not surprising that this Italian citrus fruit is often used in perfumes, but also in the well-known Earl Gray tea. The citrus fruit gets its name from the place where it comes from: the Italian city of Bergamo.
Sudachi is related to Yuzu and another citrus variety which is related to Koji and Tachibana oranges and has a slightly spicier taste than a regular lime. Sudachi is very popular in Japan and often used in traditional Japanese dishes. But also popsicles, sorbet and cocktails. 🍸
The Tarocco blood orange is a beautiful orange with delicious juicy sweet flesh inside which is slightly red-colored. They are practically seedless and the thin skin makes them easy to peel.
Kaffir Lime Leaves are the leaves of the... How surprising... Kaffir lime! These shiny, dark green leaves grow together in leaf pairs, with a larger and smaller leaf. The leaves are often very finely chopped and used in dishes or stewed and removed before eating.
The pomelo originated from a crossing of 'pompelmoes' and grapefruit. The fruit of the pomelo is a fairly large, round or pear-shaped citrus fruit with a smooth, thick, white-yellow skin. The taste is slightly bitter, but sweeter than that of the grapefruit. The flesh is sometimes white and sometimes red.
Loomi is a small lime that is cooked in brine until rock hard. This gives them an intense citrus flavor, but with an earthy and smoky undertone. Loomi is a staple of Iranian cuisine. It is widely used by world-renowned chef Yotan Ottolenghi.
A Meyer lemon is a cross between a lemon and a pomelo / mandarin hybrid. In appearance it resembles a regular lemon, but slightly rounder and the color is slightly more orange when ripe. A meyer lemon is sweeter and less acidic than a regular lemon.
Lime we love it! This sour aromatic citrus fruit is wonderfully versatile and gives an instant tropical touch to any dish. Limes are therefore used worldwide! The fruit is round and green with sometimes a yellow `belly` and contains 9 fragrant segments.
Where the name ugli comes from is pretty clear. Ugli fruit does not look very appetizing with its green-yellow, wrinkled and crumpled skin. But "don't judge a book by its cover". The Jamaican citrus fruit is a incredibly flavourful, sweet citrus fruit. A combination of mandarin, grapefruit and orange.
This citrus fruit looks a bit like a green grapefruit but is slightly larger and a lot sweeter. The Sweetie has a thick green-yellow skin and the flesh has a light yellow color. The taste is very sweet and owes it the name Sweetie.
Orri's are famous and very tasty mandarins (according to many even the best!), which originated from a selection of the very best mandarins. This makes Orris simply irresistible, with its delicious, juicy flesh and a sweet taste. Orri is virtually seedless and is a good variety to extend the season of easy-peelers.
A limequat is essentially a cross between a kumquat and a lime. You can eat this small, green citrus fruit with the skin and all and the taste is just like you are used to from a regular lime: sour and a bit bitter.
Kumquats are small citrus fruits that can be eaten in whole even the skin! The taste of the skin is sweet, slightly bitter and is delicious in combination with the sour pulp. Cut them into slices for a salad or eat them as a healthy snack.
The kaffir lime is all about the zest. This particular wrinkled peel is used for its intense aroma. Not surprisingly is that this wonderful scent is often used in perfumes! But as a flavor to spice your dinner up it is also a beautiful product. You can grate the skin and use it in curries and bumbu, for example.
Grapefruit is a cross between a grapefruit and an pomelo. For those who appreciate a bit of bitterness, the grapefruit is a delicious piece of fruit. The citrus fruit has a yellow to orange-coloured skin with a pink blush and the flesh is red, pink or white.
A chocolate orange? Yes… But don't expect a chocolate flavour. This special and delicious orange owns its name to its dark colour. The skin of this orange is more brown than a normal orange. It is a delicious navel orange with a very sweet taste and wonderfully juicy.
The cara cara orange is in first instance like a normal orange fruit. But when you cut the fruit in halve a delighted, soft pink colour appears. The orange is sweet and taste more complex than a normal orange.
Buddha hand (also called Buddha fingers) is a special name for a special looking fruit. A kind of lemon 'gone wild'. It has a sweet, lemony aroma and no juice or pulp. The mild-tasting white part of the Buddha hand is not bitter, unlike most citrus fruits.
These beautiful oranges have a nice red blush and the flesh has a beautiful red colour. The most delicious blood oranges come from Sicily and are also called Moros. They only grow there on the fertile slopes of the Etna volcano.
This orange bitter variety is similar to the sweet variety but with a complete different taste. The pulp of the orange is like the name already suggests very bitter. Fun fact: essential oils are extracted from the blossom of bitter orange that are used in perfumes, cola and liqueur.
This world famous lemon is grown in the Amalfi region of Italy and is known as the most aromatic lemon in the world! The Amalfi lemon is sweeter than a normal lemon and has an untreated, edible peel. It is therefore used for making the world famous Limoncello.