Proper Peeling: How to Peel an Orange
No matter how you peel it, the goal is juice (and maybe some pulp)! You want to take off the thick orange peel until your fruit has a thin white layer visible. Fun fact: This white stuff is actually called the pith. It’s what you find in between the peel and the juicy fruit, and it’s packed with nutrients!
If you just pick off the thick peel in clumps until you can only see the pith on the outside, then congrats, you did it! You successfully peeled the orange! But you might be surprised to learn that you’re doing it wrong!
There’s a “proper” way to peel an orange – especially in the McLean family. The youngsters of the family master this skill at a young age, and if you hang around the family for too long you might be required to prove you can properly peel an orange too.
We’re totally kidding. There’s no requirement at all – more of just a fun activity the whole family can take part in!
So how do you properly peel an orange? We asked Benny, Uncle Matt’s dad, to demonstrate. We’ll also see if Uncle Matt and his brother Ben’s skills are up to par with their dad Benny’s peeling skills!
Close, but looks like they could use some practice.
While this looks easy peasy, if you try this at home, please be careful and supervise anyone using a knife to do this. You can also achieve the same results doing this by hand instead of using a knife.
And there you have it. Orange peeling 101 McLean family-style. Don’t forget to enjoy your fresh squeezed juice once you’ve peeled your fruit!
Give this a try, and send us your videos!