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Funny Orange Eater

That’s me.  I’m a Funny Orange Eater.

I love oranges but I eat them in a different way to just about everyone else I know.  I have to have salt on them and  I cut them up into slices, either segmants or cut across.

When I was a kid and not aware of just how bad so much salt was for you, I used to dip the oranges into salt.

As I got older, I would just sprinkle it over.  Now that I am much more aware of salt intake and the need to limit it, I use sea salt and barely sprinkle it on it but I can’t really enjoy an orange unless I have it with salt.

I know that makes me a Funny Orange Eater but I just love my oranges like that.  I also like lemons and apples the same way.

Friends and even strangers have reacted in horror when they see me sprinkle the salt, however I really enjoy being a funny orange eater.

I suppose that really proves that I prefer savoury to sweet.

Oh, and I always eat the pith (the white stuff inside).  Funny huh?

Is there anything that you eat that’s a bit different then the way every one else eats?  Let me know with a comment about anything that you love to eat that’s different to most people.


I’ve written about oranges as a project with a group of friends who are learning all about internet marketing through the Year of the Affiliate Forum.

Their posts are available here.  I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did.

Total Travel Experience – http://totaltravelexperience.com/looking-for-hotels-in-orange/

Cake Decorating For Fun  – http://www.cakedecoratingforfun.com/easy-cake-recipes/orange-and-almond-cake/

Learn How To Blog Site  – http://learnhowtoblogsite.net/orange-blogs/

Parks in Sydney –  http://parksinsydney.com/regional-nsw/parks-in-orange/

Abundance of Wellness – http://abundanceofwellness.com/blog/benefits-of-oranges/

Solar Powered Outdoor Lightings – http://www.solarpoweredoutdoorlightings.com/orange-coloured-solar-lights/

Mother’s Love Letters –  http://mothersloveletters.com/cute-baby-orange-helping-blogging-community/

Weekend Getaways – http://weekendgetawayideas.info/orange-county-weekend-getaways/


Tania Shipman
Interested in Anything and Everything © 2009 – 2011

About the author: Tania Shipman is a Support Specialist, providing service to build your business and overcome barriers. If you need help and are not sure where to start, ask Tania. With a mind that thinks outside the box and can work out a way under, around and through your barriers, you need her help. Tania has worked in many industries, for private and public organisations and brings her management and administration skills to build your business.

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  • Rita September 11, 2011, 8:15 pm

    Hi Tania
    I must admit I have never known anyone else who has put salt on their orange, I guess that does make you a Funny Orange Eater of oranges

    • Tania Shipman September 11, 2011, 8:23 pm

      I know that there is at least one other person in the world who puts salt on her oranges. I met her years ago and can’t remember her name. We were having a meeting and oranges were part of the fruit provided. We both reached for the salt at the same time to put on them. I wish I could remember her name 🙂

  • Kerry Lea September 11, 2011, 8:18 pm

    Hi Tania

    Funny you are the first person I know who sprinkles salt on an orange, I must try it one day. I know I love cholocate and eat heaps of it. I love it when it has been in the freezer. I don’t put it in the freezer anymore because I think you run the risk of cracking teeth.

    • Tania Shipman September 11, 2011, 8:41 pm

      Hi Kerry.

      Let me know what you think of it if you try. I must admit I never thought of putting chocolate in the freezer.

  • Renee September 11, 2011, 8:49 pm

    Hi Tania,

    I have not heard about a lot of people eating their Orange with salt, but I guess most of us know about the Lemon and Salt with the Tequila (or was it a Lime?). And that makes it very reasonable for me to have your Orange with salt.

    I guess I will give it a try myself, just to see if I like it.

    • Tania Shipman September 11, 2011, 9:01 pm

      Thanks Renee. I’m not sure about the Tequila because I have never tried it. Let me know what you think about the salt on oranges

  • Jackie Stenhouse September 11, 2011, 9:12 pm

    Oranges with salt certainly does make you a funny orange eater. I don’t think I have ever heard of it but won’t knock it until I have tried it.

  • Hilary September 11, 2011, 9:29 pm

    Yes, I agree, you certainly are a funny orange eater :). Not something I would have thought of trying, but why not, we are all different.

    Glad to hear that you’re using sea salt. Unfortunately salt gets a bad rap. It’s table salt that you particularly want to avoid. As long as you’re consuming a little bit of good quality sea salt, then that fine.

    • Tania Shipman September 11, 2011, 9:34 pm

      Thanks Hilary. It’s good to know about the sea salt. I switched about 2 years ago and find that table salt is ‘too salty’ now.

  • Lisa Wood September 11, 2011, 9:48 pm

    Wow that is a funny orange eater – having oranges with salt! Never heard of that before 🙂
    But then again my boys have funny eating tastes! I used to feed them banana with anything and eveything when they were little, and now days they are really good eaters! I think you would win hands down with your Funny Food Orange Eater!


  • Leo Bookham September 11, 2011, 10:04 pm

    Good one Tania, not so strange as I have an Uncle who floods his tomatoes with vinegar and sugar at the same time. Surprisingly when I had a go at it I quite enjoyed it. Maybe the same would happen with salt on oranges…..although I doubt it !

    • Tania Shipman September 12, 2011, 3:54 pm

      Hi Leo, I’m also with your uncle. I eat tomatoes with sugar and vinegar on them. He converted you to that, maybe I can convert you to oranges with salt. Let me know 🙂

  • Lina September 11, 2011, 11:37 pm

    Wow, I get to learn that you’re a funny orange eater, all because we decided to write about orange. You know, in Vietnam, people eat very raw mango (so raw, it’s green), and they eat it with salt and even a bit of chilli 🙂

    • Tania Shipman September 12, 2011, 3:55 pm

      Hi Lina, that’s an interesting idea. I love mango so I might try it now that mango season is coming up. I’ll let you know if I liked it.

  • Jan Littlehales September 14, 2011, 11:43 am

    The orange segments make a lot of sense to me – I often do the same – but I’m very curious about the salt!
    I think oranges are under-rated. Loads of people drink orange juice and eat mandarins, but not so many eat a proper orange. I love ’em 🙂

    • Tania Shipman September 17, 2011, 7:03 am

      Hi Jan. I think I enjoy the savoury taste of the salt combined with the juicy sweetness of the orange. I rarely drink ‘commercial orange juice’ because it always tastes fake to me but I enjoy home made orange juice. I love the chewiness of an orange, yummm 🙂

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