Oranges are negative calories

Saturday, October 06, 2012

No, I'm not falling victim to the allure of the mythical 'negative calorie foods'...

But it almost seems like some fruits are! I like oranges. But I avoid them. I just hate all that work to get into them! You can bite right into a ready-to-go apple, bananas take but a second to peel, but oranges? Messy as heck to peel, and if you go with slicing you have to have a plate and sharp knife available.

They're just not worth the effort to fight to get into them.

Maybe all that effort really does add up - maybe they would be 'negative' by the time I got them in! :)
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  • no profile photo CD14409128
    The knife cutting around the middle is the best way! It is so easy.
    2056 days ago
    I actually enjoy peeling oranges; maybe it's a memory thing, thinking about my dad, since I use his method (a little triangular cut at the navel of the orange) but I even enjoy peeling off each little vein.

    IF anything's a negative calorie food though, it probably would be an orange!
    2646 days ago
    Oranges are EASY to get into. I can't peel them with my hands the usual way because they dry my fingers out too much and cause splits/cracks/bleeding. What I do is get a sharp knife and cut it just through the skin, right around the middle. Then I get a wide-handled teaspoon or dessert spoon, that has a slight curve to the handle, and push that into the cut as far as it comfortably goes (almost to the top) and slide it right around the orange, then repeat the other side. Then the orange skin comes off - two pieces and no mess :-)

    2646 days ago
    I love oranges but what a mess! emoticon
    2667 days ago
    I've been on a clementine kick lately! So easy to grab and go, and they are easy enough to peel at a traffic light in case I get hungry while I'm out and about. Could not do that with an orange.
    2685 days ago
    Oranges are wonderful. emoticon
    The peeling process is worth the effort IMO . emoticon
    2721 days ago
    Have ever you tried a Clementine ? those will be coming into season soon. They are absolutely yummy AND easy to peel ! tangerines and tangelos aren't bad either.

    Personally, I love grapefruits. but those are labor intensive ! LOL !!!


    2834 days ago
    If you cut _anything_ on a plate, you are murdering your knife edges. Good knives and cutting boards (preferably wood, slightly preferably end-grain) are where it's at. And touch up the knives as soon as they feel anything but very sharp!

    With my preferred chef's knife I can probably slice an orange in 3 seconds. That isn't really all that much work. You could also try the mandarin/clementine, they are much easier to peel. Also if you search google for easy ways to peel an orange there are many sites with easier methods--much like is out there monkey style banana opening method.

    Honestly, I find all the hassle eating around the apple core to not be worth it either. I only eat apples that have been cut.
    2835 days ago
    Have you seen the orange peeler? It's a plastic stick looking thing with a sharpened flat screwdriver tip on one end and a odd drag cutter on the other. You just run it around the orange a couple times and pull off large nice peels on most oranges.
    2835 days ago
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    I'll second that! emoticon
    2835 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12770556
    I agree! I am just starting to use them more and in fact just had a smoothie using half of one. So energizing.

    Great blog.
    2835 days ago
    I love oranges!
    2835 days ago
    Oranges are great. Peeling is easy, it is mind over matter.
    2835 days ago
    I have to agree with you on this one so you are not alone

    2835 days ago
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    2835 days ago
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