In some cases, a fruit is more than skin, flesh and seeds. With citrus fruits like oranges, lemons and limes, the skin is made up of two layers – zest and pith. If you’ve ever engaged in the procedure of zesting a fruit (delicately rubbing a grate against the fruit’s outer layer to get the colorful bits), you know that you are always warned against grating any of the pith. The dreaded pith is the soft white part of the peel lying just underneath the thin layer of color and has a certain bitterness that can ruin the flavor of a dish. Grate carefully.
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