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Bitter Oranges for Delivery or Pickup

The Instacart guide to bitter oranges

Bitter Oranges Near Me

Buy your favorite Bitter Oranges online with Instacart. Order Bitter Oranges from local and national retailers near you and enjoy on-demand, contactless delivery or pickup within 2 hours.

FAQs about bitter oranges

Bitter oranges have few scientifically supported medicinal uses. Since they're high in vitamin C, they may help improve the health of your skin. Some people use it for weight loss purposes, mainly because it contains a compound called synephrine, specifically p-synephrine, which is considered an appetite suppressant. Synephrine can also increase blood pressure and act as a mild stimulant. Concerns exist about whether synephrine is safe to use in supplement form.

Synephrine can increase heart rate, and it may cause serious health issues. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) classifies bitter oranges as a stimulant, and athletes cannot use this compound. Thankfully, bitter orange in its raw form does not have the same concerns as supplements derived from it. Bitter oranges can treat anxiety, constipation, indigestion, and diarrhea, but there isn't much scientific evidence to support how effective they are for these health issues. 

Bitter oranges have a more robust orange flavor, and they're also much more sour and tart. Other varieties of orange tend to be sweeter and more pleasant to eat raw. You may also find them more easily at your local stores. Bitter oranges have much more pectin and usually have a thicker peel than the more common varieties of orange, such as navel oranges. Neroli oil, which originates from the flowers of bitter orange trees, may offer a calming effect for people.

If you're interested in trying out a new type of orange or you'd like to test a bitter orange marmalade recipe, check the Instacart app for stores in your area that sell bitter oranges. You'll find various produce and plenty of other items on your shopping list. Once you've found everything you need, place your order for same-day delivery from an Instacart shopper!