Pomeranian is an evergreen low tree with thin, long and thorny branches. Leaves are glossy green above and light green below. If you look closely at the leaves, you can see small dimples with essential oils. On the tree are large fragrant flowers, with four to eight petals. The fruit of the orange comes from the flowers (flowers of Nice).

Orange fruit (kinotto) - outwardly resembles a thick-skinned flattened berry with an uneven surface. The peel has a bright orange color, which can be separated from the pulp without much effort. The fruit looks like an ordinary orange, the difference in taste, the orange combines the taste of orange, lemon and grapefruit. The pulp is divided into twelve slices, with a bitter-sour taste. Each lobule contains small furrowed light yellow seeds.

Chinotto begins to bloom in early April, the flowering period is thirty days. The vegetative period and the process of fruit ripening occurs from November to January. This plant is not found in the wild, as the plant is variegated. It is grown in the Mediterranean countries, in the Caucasus, in Southeast Asia.

Useful properties

In terms of chemical composition, bitter orange has incredible beneficial properties that affect the state of the body and work of the CNS. The aroma of the fruit is actively used in perfumery, for medicinal purposes, in cosmetology and in cooking. This kind of orange stimulates and restores the skin, reduces the size of pores, perfectly tones.

Myrtle orange has analgesic, choleretic, antiseptic properties. The plant has medicinal properties such as anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic, diaphoretic, antispasmodic, laxative. Orange extract helps to cure coughs, wounds, and has a positive effect on memory. Fruit seeds have a positive effect on appetite and suppress chest pain. This plant is actively used in the treatment of hernia and inflammation of the testicles.

Methods of using bitter orange

Citrus juice has excellent bactericidal properties, it is used to treat a variety of diseases of the mouth and throat. A cotton swab with orange juice instantly stops nosebleeds. If you mix orange juice with sugar, you can get an unsurpassed drink with choleretic properties. The product is widely used as a remedy for high blood pressure, a remedy for a hangover. The fragrant product has a strengthening effect on the nervous system and heart muscles.

The peel with a pronounced orange smell can strengthen the muscles of the stomach and heart. To use, you need to take the peel, dry it, grind it with a mortar. Ten grams of the powder should be consumed daily with clean water. Crushed peel helps to get rid of cardiac arrhythmia and vomiting. You can get rid of a headache with an ointment: orange peel powder should be mixed with a small amount of vinegar. The finished ointment is applied to the whiskey.

Bitter orange seeds have an antidote effect, help with the bite of poisonous insects and snakes.

At home, you can prepare remedies for various diseases and syndromes:

For insomnia - you need to take ten grams of valerian roots, ten grams of lemon balm leaves, ten grams of hops, ten grams of orange flowers. Mix everything well. The resulting mixture (two tablespoons) must be poured with one glass of boiling water. Cook over low heat for five minutes covered. Take one cup before bed. If you are not allergic to honey, you can add a spoonful of honey to tea.

For a calming effect, you need to take:

Pour boiling water over one tablespoon of the collection - 100 grams, cook on fire for five minutes. Strain the tea and drink it three times a day.

Collection for appetite - for cooking, you need to take ten grams of orange peel, ten grams of rose hips and ten grams of centaury. One teaspoon collection, scalded with boiling water. Leave to infuse for five minutes, strain, drink warm before meals three times a day.

Recipe for homemade orange vodka - for preparation, you need to take one teaspoon of crushed dried bitter orange peel, pour 2 glasses of vodka. Infuse the drink for fourteen days in a dark and cool place. Strain the product, use for rubbing, for compresses. Helps with joint problems.

In addition to allergic reactions, the product does not have any contraindications.

Orange and cooking

Bigardia (essential oil) of orange is actively used in cooking. Chinotto is often used to make candied fruits. In England, they make jam and marmalade from the pulp of an orange. Sweet and sour fruits are incredibly combined with cheeses. The product is added to salads, sauces, marinades, drinks, cake impregnations.

You can grow chinotto at home from the seed of a ripe fruit. To do this, you need to place it in a moist special soil for growing citrus fruits. For care, the rules remain the same as when growing an orange or lemon indoors. It is important to create a humid and at the same time warm climate.

Table of calorie content and BJU

A product with a low calorie level, therefore, it can be added to the diet of losing weight.

Calories 24 kilocalories per 100 grams
Proteins 0.81 grams
Fats 0.31 grams
Carbohydrates 11.54 grams

Recipes with orange

Marmalade - for cooking you need seven orange fruits, twelve tablespoons of powdered sugar, the zest of one fruit, a bag of confiture. Description of the preparation: wash the fruits, peel, peel each slice from the membranes, or squeeze the juice from the halves of the fruit. The result should be four hundred grams of juice.

Pour juice into a stainless steel container with a thick bottom, add powdered sugar and zest. We heat to a boil, separately prepare the confiture, pour the mixture into orange juice. We cook for five minutes. Cool a little, pour into special forms, leave until morning. Roll the resulting marmalade in powdered sugar. Natural marmalade is fragrant, tasty and incredibly healthy.

Candied fruit - for cooking, you need to take the peel of one kilogram of orange, two glasses of granulated sugar, one glass of pure water, three grams of citric acid, a pinch salt. Rinse the peel, boil in water three times. The first time boil in two liters of water for ten minutes. Rinse the peel with cold water. The second and third times are the same procedures - we place the peel in two liters of water, add salt, cook for ten minutes, drain and rinse. Syrup is prepared separately. Cut the triple-boiled peel into strips, pour syrup and cook for an hour. Add citric acid, leave to cool completely. Sprinkle sugar on top. Candied fruits can be used as a healthy treat, or can be added to pastries, cereals, desserts.

Jam - for cooking, you need to take one kilogram of fruit, six hundred grams of sugar, one glass of water, fifty grams of citric acid. My fruits. First we prepare the zest. You need one teaspoon. The zest must be placed in a saucepan with prepared water. We peel the fruits, carefully remove all white veins, divide into slices, cut each one and remove the seeds. We put the slices in water, cook for thirty minutes. Add sugar and cook for another twenty minutes. In order to get a homogeneous consistency, place the jam in a blender and beat. Place the puree in a saucepan, bring to a boil and roll into jars. Keep refrigerated.

Drink - for preparation you need to take half a liter of water, a tablespoon of sugar, three chinottos, one tablespoon of liquid honey. Wash and peel fruits. The zest is boiled for fifteen minutes and infused for two hours. Put the infused liquid on fire, add sugar. Squeeze out the juice from the fruit. Pass the resulting juice through a sieve and combine with syrup. Cool the drink and add honey. It can be consumed with ice, you get a great tonic drink.

Chinotto is an incredibly useful plant, which is actively used in cooking, medicine and cosmetology.