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Old 05-02-2008, 09:16 PM   #1
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I've had em a while, but want to have em with my ham sandwich. Is there a way to tell if they have gone bad?
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Old 05-02-2008, 09:20 PM   #2
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When they are bad they usually are really hard or mushy and look wrinkled. Sometimes they get white mold on the outside.
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When they are bad they usually are really hard or mushy and look wrinkled. Sometimes they get white mold on the outside.
man, i hope they don't make me sick, cause I ate them. They were not overly hard or soft, but the skin was kinda white and peeled away really easily...
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If the outside seems okay, then I can tell by the texture inside. Older ones seem devoid of juiciness and have lost most of their taste (and probably most of their nutrients).
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Old 05-02-2008, 10:14 PM   #5
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Bad oranges smell musty and taste off/tart. I think you would have known it.
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I would also assume you're fine. Most fruit that isn't obviously bad (moldy,etc) will taste bad long before it will make you sick.
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:02 PM   #7
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Yep, I agree. A bad orange is pretty obviously bad. Dry and icky or mushy and winey tasting.
I'm sure you're fine
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Old 05-03-2008, 12:02 AM   #8
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Yeah...I dont think you will get sick. I tend to leave my oranges out for WAY too long and eat them...hehe. They are usually not really juicy.

Famograham -I recently tried a blood orange...it tasted like wine. Maybe they were bad or is that how they are suppose to taste??
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Nope...blood oranges should taste like oranges...sorry!!!


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Check it for a criminal record! Run it through the DMV!

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