FoodSimple fork trick takes the hassle out of peeling citrus fruit

Simple fork trick takes the hassle out of peeling citrus fruit

With this trick, peeling mandarins and oranges will be super easy.
With this trick, peeling mandarins and oranges will be super easy.
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8:14 PM EST, December 16, 2023

There's no need to encourage you to consume delicious fruit. They're chock-full of nutrition that can positively influence our health. Moreover, they can feature not only in a tasty breakfast but also as part of an interesting lunch or healthy dessert.

At first glance, it might seem that there's nothing more to say. However, this impression is misleading, as you'll soon discover.

Nutritious yet often avoided due to a common annoyance

A prime example here is oranges and tangerines. Although flavorful and nutritious, many people steer clear of them due to an inconvenience. In this instance, it's their peeling process.

Truth be told, what seems straightforward can turn into a disaster. The juice from a peeled citrus fruit often lands on our hands, and can also stain a pristine tablecloth or our holiday shirt. Needless to say, these incidents rarely elicit laughter. Hence the choice to opt for an apple or banana over citrus fruit. However, it doesn't have to be this way, as you're about to learn.

An easy trick to peel tangerines and oranges

Don't give up on delectable citrus fruit so quickly. Instead, try a simple and speedy trick. What makes it even better is that you don't even need a knife—just a common fork.

All you need to do is hold the citrus fruit in your hand and gently pierce it with the fork's tines. This creates small cuts in the peel. Then, turn the fork over and begin prying the peel with its end. This task becomes easy and fast, with no messy aftermath. Additionally, this method prevents those pesky yellow stains from appearing on our hands and nails.

Before we part ways, let me know if you were aware of this trick. Or perhaps you employ other effective techniques? I'd love to hear them!

This method is a piece of cake.
This method is a piece of cake.© Own archive | Marzena Pęcak
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