|eating an orange|
I decided to have an orange and maybe get Vitamin C. This is how I eat an orange. I peel an orange, just barely skimming off the yellow rind. I love Love LOVE the white part, the pith. So, I cut oranges instead of peeling them. The taste and texture of the pith is superb. There is almost as much Vitamin C in the pith, the part under the rind, as there is in the juicy orange part.
This is a horrid orange. It is next to dry and the sections are going to mush. I know that sounds contradictory. It does not even taste like orange, just bland. The pith was the only good part, so I just peeled it off and ate it....sigh.
This is why I rarely buy a bag of oranges. I have been burned too many times. I bought a bag of oranges at Christmas on sale. Most of them were black rotten inside. The rest were crispy dry. I traded it for another bag and returned it and got my money back.
This time, I bought two oranges at $0.50/each. They will both go back if they are inedible like this one.
Now, I am choking and coughing and freezing! Plus, my nose is running horribly. I had a salad that was very nutritious, but it seemed to make these new symptoms appear.
Do you like the white pith or hate it like most people do? Do you ever just keep getting bad oranges? For those in California or in the know, why? When is citrus season?