January 10, 2020

The first time you make candied citrus peels, you might feel like you’re somehow cheating. After all, these gummy-bear-like candies cost pennies to make, but when you wrap them up as a gift or display them on your dessert table, they’ll glitter like jewels.

All this fro...

December 8, 2019

What you see: A dark, scratched-out-looking spot on your grapefruit
What it is: Probably an injury from the harvest process
Eat or toss? Eat! As long as it’s dry (and therefore healed), the wound won’t impact your fruit

The story:
When this grapefruit was harvested, odd...

August 12, 2018

What you see: Light brown scars on the peel, in a pattern something like broken lace
What it is: Wind scar
Eat or toss? Eat! This is only a superficial issue

The story: 
Wind scar is a rather poetic name, isn’t it? And it happens just as you might imagine — when windy c...

July 1, 2018

What you see: A delicate white fluff in the center of your clementine (or tangerine, or other type of mandarin)
What it is: Basically just an airier version of the white pith that lines the inside of the peel and the space between segments. It's called albedo.
Eat or t...

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