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Benefits of citrus zest | Chef Dez

 

Last updated 9/14/2020 at 11:24am



There are obviously many benefits gained from using the freshest of ingredients possible when cooking and using the zest from citrus fruits is no exception. Whether you are using limes, lemons, oranges, or grapefruit, the zest from these fruits will not only add an abundance of flavor as an ingredient, but also create a decorative garnish if you choose.

I will always remember eating peeled oranges as a child and they still had large pieces of the white part of the peel attached to them and tasted very bitter. This is normal. The pale underside of the peel of any citrus is called the pith. I...



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