Is it safe to eat an orange infected with citrus canker disease?

Citrus canker is a plant disease caused by bacteria. It occurs in citrus trees/plants such as lemon, lime & orange, etc. It is transmitted through the air.

A canker crucially affects the vitality of citrus trees, causing leaves and fruit to drop prematurely in the citrus plant family, while it is not harmful to humans.

Hence, an orange infected with citrus-canker is safe to eat.


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