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Encyclopedia > Peel (fruit)

Peel, also known as rind, is the outer protective layer of a fruit. Botanically, it is referred to as the exocarp, but this term also includes the hard cases of nuts, which are not considered to be peels. Fruit stall in Barcelona, Catalonia. ... Exocarp or pericarp (Gr. ... Look up Nut in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


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Depending on the thickness and taste, fruit peel is sometimes eaten as part of the fruit, such as with apples. In some cases the peel is unpleasant or inedible, in which case it is removed and discarded, such as with bananas or oranges. Binomial name Malus domestica Borkh. ... Species Hybrid origin; see text A banana plant is a herb in the genus, Musa, which because of its size and structure, is often mistaken for a tree. ... Look up orange in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The peel of citrus fruits is bitter and generally not eaten raw, but is used in cooking. The outermost, coloured part of the peel is called the zest, which can be scraped off and used for its tangy flavour. The fleshy white part of the peel is bitter when raw, but becomes sweet when candied (boiled with sugar). Candied citrus peel can be eaten as a sweet, often coated in chocolate, or used in baking dishes such as plum pudding and fruitcake. Species & major hybrids Species Citrus maxima - Pomelo Citrus medica - Citron Citrus reticulata - Mandarin & Tangerine Major hybrids Citrus x aurantifolia - Lime Citrus x aurantium - Bitter Orange Citrus x bergamia - Bergamot Citrus x hystrix - Kaffir Lime Citrus x ichangensis - Ichang Lemon Citrus x limon - Lemon Citrus x limonia - Rangpur Citrus x paradisi... Zest is the outer, colored shell of citrus fruit and is often used for baking. ... Magnified view of refined sugar crystals. ... Chocolate most commonly comes in dark, milk, and white varieties, with cocoa solids contributing to the brown coloration. ... Christmas pudding is the dessert traditionally served on Christmas day in Britain and Ireland, as well as in some Commonwealth countries. ... Fruitcake is a heavy cake made of dried or candied fruits and nuts that are soaked in brandy or rum, often used in the celebration of weddings and Christmas. ...


 
 

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