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like oranges, mandarins have to be refrigerated

Postby taxico » Mon, 18 Feb 2013 7:29 pm

so i have a whole bunch of mandarins given to me by various people and i kept them out.

i have no idea why i didn't refrigerate them, but i tried eating two today and both tasted bad despite smelling okay and looking perfect.

i think i'd have to throw all of them out.

yes, i always refrigerate my regular oranges...

you've been warned.

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:06 am

I noticed that no fruit can last without refrigeration in tropical countries, unlike in temperate countries. So the rule of thumb is to refrigerate all fruit.

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 23 Feb 2013 3:14 am

Except bananas, which emit Nitrogen Dioxide which also serves to ripen them.

Want to ripen some bananas?; stick them in a sealed plastic bag for a day or two.

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Postby nutnut » Sat, 23 Feb 2013 12:41 pm

I didn't think you were supposed to eat them, I heard you just leave them until the 15th day and they go mouldy then you chuck them away?
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Postby JR8 » Sat, 23 Feb 2013 4:26 pm

:)

p.s. you can use bananas to ripen other fruit too, just stick them in the same sealed container.

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Postby BedokAmerican » Wed, 13 Mar 2013 10:38 pm

If those oranges you mentioned came from those traditional "Chinese New Year" trees sold in large potted containers, they probably would have tasted horrid no matter what. I tried one after picking one last month. It was ripe, looked good, smelled good but tasted awful. I read that these "trees" are planted with high amounts of something in the fertilizer to make them grow fast, but the stuff in the fertilizer makes them taste awful.


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