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How to Peel an Orange

Oranges are small enough to fit in your pocket and are packed with nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, folate, and vitamin C. Peel an orange and reap the benefits.


  • Step 1: Choose an orange Choose a firm, heavy, and vibrant orange to indulge your taste buds.
  • TIP: Avoid oranges with bruised or wrinkled skin.
  • Step 2: Roll Roll the orange around with your palm on a flat surface to loosen the skin.
  • Step 3: Cut the orange Make a small cut into the side of the orange with a knife without piercing the flesh.
  • Step 4: Peel with spoon Insert a spoon into the cut, between the peel and the flesh of the orange, and remove the peel. Continue removing the peel with the spoon until it's completely peeled.
  • Step 5: Peel with hands Peel an orange by hand, without a knife, by inserting your thumb approximately one inch below where the stem used to be.
  • Step 6: Rotate thumb Push your thumb in a counterclockwise, downward spiral until the orange is peeled. Remove the orange from the peel.
  • Step 7: Eat Enjoy your nutritious and juicy orange alone or share with a friend.
  • FACT: Your body's daily vitamin C requirements can be satisfied by eating a single orange.

You Will Need

  • Orange
  • Sharp knife
  • Metal spoon

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