Thin Out Tangerine Skin and Citrus Fruit - Thursday Two Questions Meme #151

I never said that I wasn't weird. We all are weird in our own ways right? But not anything like my sister in-law...she is the extremist in weird. Sister-in-law told my mother that if you leave the citrus fruit out for a long while, the skin will get thinner. Well, now I am hearing that from my mother all the time, and it drives me crazy. OK, that was "really" why I wanted to put all those "weird" verbiage out there. Sometimes mom will leave fruits sitting on the counter for a long time until they become unappetizing because she wants the skin to thin-out, like sister-in-law said. OK, that is when it really drives me super crazy.

I haven't experimented, but I rather have fresh fruits, and don't want to risk letting them go rotten. What you see in this post is half of the sister-in-law story: I didn't leave my tangerines out, but they were in the fridge for a good two weeks. The point is just look at the skin of the tangerine below, as thin as my fingernail. My fingernails are paper thin and I keep them short. See the thumb below? That is my thumb, and the nail length is too long already, the other thumb? All chewed up from overworking because it got too long.

Back to the fruit, the tangerines were left on the tree for a long time purposely so that the skin can thin out. They do, and this is what I get now. These tangerines were good for picking in February, but because we can't consume them all, so we just leave them there until we are ready to eat them. They get sweeter by the day too. And that is the only reason and only way I like to leave my fruits for a long time, on the tree. Smiles.

 Here are Self Sagacity's Thursday Two Questions #151
1) Do you know if leaving your citrus fruit out will cause the skin to be thinner?
 Supposedly, you can do this with grapefruits, oranges, pomelos.
2) Do the citrus fruit go bad if you leave them out for a long time?
 I have only seen them become wrinkled and hurry to consume them.

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  1. Leaving fruit out will make the skin thinner and eventually the fruit will go bad. I don't leave mine out on purpose to do this, but sometimes it just happens. I prefer the skin to be plumper because the fruit retains its juiciness. That's so cool that you grow your own tangerines. Send some this way, so I can help you eat them! lol :D

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  2. I don't like to leave my fruit out of the refrigerator, except for banana, and I believe tangerine already has a thin peel.

    Interesting concept! I rather leave the tangerine on the tree like you to get ripe.

  3. You know, I actually think they do become thinner over time. I've noticed this myself. However, tangerines already to have a thin peel, so I am not sure why she would want to wait for it to become even thinner? I prefer tangerines over oranges because of how super easy they are to peel.

  4. That is a very interesting weirdness.

    I knew leaving fruits out could thin the skin, but also they would spoil easily.
    I don't like to do that. I prefer fruits fresh.

    They can go bad faster when it's hot and humid.

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  5. I've never thought of the skin of a fruit. I do like to eat them though (thick or thin skin). :)

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