Why does orange pith make my lips tingle?
March 6, 2008 1:57 PM Subscribe
When I peel an orange or tangerine, I love to eat the pith off of the rind. When I do this, my lips always tingle for a while afterwards. What causes this? I've heard that orange piths have more vitamin C than the fruit itself, so is it the vitamin C causing the tingling?
posted by mahamandarava to food & drink (15 answers total)