Wednesday, 2 January 2019


Zest is a food ingredient that is prepared by scraping or cutting from the outer, colourful skin of unwaxed citrus fruits such as lemon, orange, citron, and lime. Zest is used to add flavour to foods.

In terms of fruit anatomy, the zest is obtained from the flavedo (exocarp) which is also referred to as zest. The flavedo and white pith (albedo) of a citrus fruit together makes up its peel. The amounts of both flavedo and pith are variable among citrus fruits, and may be adjusted by the manner in which they are prepared. Citrus peel may be used fresh, dried, candied, or pickled in salt.

This post is part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Nature Notes meme.


  1. Ah is it called that way? I did not know ;-)

    Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    ♫ M e l d y ♪ (ABC-W-team)

  2. The smell of zest is great :)
    Happy New Year!
    Zapped - Anita

  3. I love added some kind of zest to things. I think it's got lots of spunk in icing and there's a cut out cookie recipe that calls for it.

  4. Oh yes, add zest to your life. Fine photo. I like to use a micro-plane to get zest, but any tool will work.

  5. I wanted to thank you Nick for all the nice comments that you leave on my blog. They are always so thoughtful and frankly some people have linked into Nature Notes and have never left me a comment leaving me wondering.. A very Happy New Year...We will be expecting a baby girl as our second (and last) grandchild in April and we are very excited... Michelle...

  6. Great capture here!
    Thanks for sharing at


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