Orange Bitter Peel
Botanical Name: Citrus x aurantium
Citrus x aurantium is an evergreen tree with long spines and aromatic flowers. Although the flowers smell sweet and pleasant, the fruit membranes and pulp are sour and bitter. Bitter orange is used as a flavoring agent in many foods and beverages. Our organic bitter orange peel powder can be used to make soaps, body scrubs, and a variety of other cosmetic products.
Citrus x aurantium is native to Africa, Arabia, and Syria. It was brought to the Mediterranean in 1200 C.E. by traders, and its range has since expanded to China, India, and North America. Bitter orange, also referred to as Seville orange, is an evergreen tree with long spines and fragrant flowers. However, the fruit membranes and pulp are very sour and bitter.