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Old 01-05-2011, 11:27 PM   #11
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Hi Taxlady, I had no Idea that they dyed oranges to ship . Don't understand
why they would a orange isn't ripe untill it changes color. Have lived in florida
for 42 years have three orange trees, two lemon and one lime tree.
I would not use extract to replace orange or lemon zest you lose the natural
oils that reside only in the skin. Wish you could see the orange groves now
they are beautiful, See semi trucks daily going to the juice plant.

Josie
They pick them under ripe to ship or they would be awful when they got here. They don't always turn a nice colour when they ripen off the tree. Sometimes they stay mostly green.
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:51 PM   #12
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They pick them under ripe to ship or they would be awful when they got here. They don't always turn a nice colour when they ripen off the tree. Sometimes they stay mostly green.


Thanks, I did not know this .

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Tax mate I have never heard of oranges or lemons being dyed, I do know that the non organics may be wax coated so I give them a good scrub with a brush before zesting them.
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Tax mate I have never heard of oranges or lemons being dyed, I do know that the non organics may be wax coated so I give them a good scrub with a brush before zesting them.
But you live in Europe.

Citrus Red 2 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It's a carcinogen
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If you're going to make a recipe that includes orange juice and zest, buy a couple of oranges. Substitutes will won't cost less and won't taste as good.
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If you're going to make a recipe that includes orange juice and zest, buy a couple of oranges. Substitutes will won't cost less and won't taste as good.
I'll check the price of the organic oranges, but I know they are expensive.
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But you live in Europe.

Citrus Red 2 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It's a carcinogen
I'm amazed
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