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29th Jul 2003 | 16:33
mood: curiouscurious
music: White Label Euphoria (mixed by John "00" Fleming)

What do orange juice producers do with all the skins?

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Becky

from: beckyc
date: 29th Jul 2003 16:50 (UTC)

They put them into the orange juice. Or is this a joke question?

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Bjorn

from: bfrb
date: 29th Jul 2003 17:09 (UTC)

Orange skin = orange peel. Not in any orange juice I drink.

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sphyg

from: sphyg
date: 29th Jul 2003 16:54 (UTC)

Compost/pot pourri/ear wax?

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rejs

from: rejs
date: 29th Jul 2003 22:25 (UTC)

In the fifteenth century, the House of Orange originated in the Spanish province of the Netherlands as a merchant family which grew powerful through the manufacture of orange juice from Spanish-grown oranges, often from Seville. The waste products were used to make a dye for cloth. When William of Orange became King, the tradition was brought to Britain and to this day, orange peel is used to make dye for the uniforms of members of the Orange Order.

Not a lot of people know that.

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The Bellinghman

from: bellinghman
date: 29th Jul 2003 23:27 (UTC)

... and what do marmalade manufacturers do with the insides of their fruit?

By Jove, I think he's onto something!

Actually, I suspect that a lot of orange peel does end up in orange drinks of one form or another. (Grabs can from bin) 'comminuted orange'. (Grabs dictionary) Hmm, pulverised orange.

I suspect that's the answer - the easy squeezings go into the juice cartons, the rest of the fruit is pureed, concentrated and shipped in bulk as flavourings.

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Tony Finch

from: fanf
date: 30th Jul 2003 09:42 (UTC)

Yes, orange oil ocurred to me after I posted, but that only uses up the zest, leaving quite a lot of bulky pulp behind... I expect it could go into animal feed.

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Andrew

from: acronym
date: 30th Jul 2003 01:25 (UTC)

Candied peel. Mmm.

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