A person can eat orange seeds in very small amounts. Orange seeds, just like apple seeds, contain a small amount of toxins.
When consumed in large amounts, this toxin, known as cyanide, can be harmful to the health. Most people decide not to consume the seeds at all, but others keep them intact when using oranges in their smoothies. This same toxin is found in tangerines, grapefruits, lemons and lines. Tangerine seeds are more bitter tasting than the other types. Stone pit seeds, such as those found in apricots and cherries, should never be consumed as they contain large amounts of toxins.Learn More
Orange peel is edible and can be found in many recipes, such as marmalade jam. The orange peel is not as sweet as the actual orange pulp. Organic orange peel is safer for consumption than treated orange peel, since organic peel has not been sprayed with chemicals.Full Answer >
To turn skin yellow, rather than orange, a person would have to eat about 10 carrots a day for a period of at least two weeks, consuming at least 51 grams of beta-carotene each day. The average carrot contains about 5 to 6 milligrams of beta-carotene.Full Answer >
Strawberries are covered with seeds that are housed inside approximately 200 or more achenes that dot the surface of the fruit. Achenes, commonly mistaken as seeds act as protective coatings while the seeds develop.Full Answer >
Limes do not have seeds because they can't produce them, which means they are essentially sterile. Science has aided in the development of different limes that do not produce seeds, but most seedless limes found in stores just naturally lack seeds.Full Answer >