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As a comment about Navel Orange (Citrus x aurantium), plantladylin wrote:

Introduced from Spain, the wild Sour Orange is found near streams in secluded, wooded areas of Florida and the Bahamas. The essential oils from the fruit of the Sour Orange are used in perfumes, as flavoring for liqueurs and also as a solvent. The fruit and leaves are said to make a lather and in earlier times were used for making soap. This variety of citrus is used as rootstock in groves of sweet orange and the fruit is also used in the production of orange marmalade.
Name: Jonna
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Jan 27, 2013 9:24 PM CST
This is a very popular fruit here in the Yucatan. It is essential in most of the traditional Yucatecan dishes. One of my favorites uses is as a marinade for pork, it is a great combination. Almost every house has at least one naranja agria growing in the yard. They also make a great drink, make it like lemonade with sugar or sweetener and a little water.
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