Talk:Zest (ingredient)

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Old discussions[edit]

Which are the best peels to eat? I think I came across a website telling me that lime peel is poisonous, but I would appreciate some advice on this. This does not appear to be the case with lemon peel - this has a substance in it, D-limonene, which, according to some websites, helps to protect against skin cancer. I know that orange peel is quite edible - I have often cooked orange peel in omelettes for breakfast! ACEO 19:49, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Lime peel is poisonous!? Uh oh. Well, gosh, darn... How long does it take to die? I ate a whole bunch years ago. It was quite good, blending strong tartness with sweetness.... EncMstr 02:44, 17 June 2006 (UTC)
Yeah it's strongly doubtful that lime peel is poisonous... at least in any dose that might be consumed in daily activity.
What of residual pesticides? The toxicity may not be an inherent quality of the lemons, but depending on the pesticides used in cultivation, I'm not sure it's a wise thing to regularly ingest it. This is just unsourced speculation, naturally, but if someone has any info about this...? Eudoxie (talk) 17:49, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

Photo[edit]

Can we get a photo of grated zest? Badagnani (talk) 21:52, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Done. Badagnani (talk) 22:04, 5 August 2008 (UTC)