100 lb. Club - How can you tell if an orange has gone bad?




Smiling_Sara
05-02-2008, 10:16 PM
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?


xGurlyGrlx
05-02-2008, 10:20 PM
When they are bad they usually are really hard or mushy and look wrinkled. Sometimes they get white mold on the outside.

Smiling_Sara
05-02-2008, 10:51 PM
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...


Apple Cheeks
05-02-2008, 11:13 PM
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).

WebRover
05-02-2008, 11:14 PM
Bad oranges smell musty and taste off/tart. I think you would have known it.

kaplods
05-02-2008, 11:20 PM
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.

famograham
05-03-2008, 12:02 AM
Yep, I agree. A bad orange is pretty obviously bad. Dry and icky or mushy and winey tasting.
I'm sure you're fine :)

xGurlyGrlx
05-03-2008, 01:02 AM
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??

famograham
05-03-2008, 01:51 AM
Nope...blood oranges should taste like oranges...sorry!!! :barf:

:hug:
Linda

traci in training
05-04-2008, 11:15 AM
:rofl: Check it for a criminal record! Run it through the DMV! :rofl:

Sorry - just struck me funny this morning!