What product do I use to dissolve the strings off of Mandarin oranges?

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Oct 7, 2022
Alberta Canada
I ran across an article a few years ago which noted a certain chemical/acid (I'm unsure of the product) that safely dissolves the strings from oranges so that the finished canned product is clean and professional looking . I have canned Mandarin oranges before, but peeling off the strings (not the skin/pith) was extremely tedious. The product in question simply eats away the stringy pieces but does not damage the orange segments.

Does anyone have insight they can share please? TIA :)
You can. Should you? It seems a little fiddly.
I've never used anything like that.
Thank you so much Blissful! This is exactly what I was looking for. My aunt did this, but sadly passed away, thus I can't ask her and I'd been racking my brain for a month trying to remember. It works like a charm :) I'll be making some canned Mandarin oranges in a light syrup in addition to a fruit salad (canned as well) in a medium syrup. I will share the results in a few weeks. Again, thank you so much for your help :)

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