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Candying Clementine and Lemon Peel, and Some Turning Brown?

opinionatedchef | Feb 11, 201404:03 PM

I am in the midst of candying both clementine and lemon peel. I am following Alice Medrich's recipe in her book, Pure and Simple?
My lemon peel is now drying, after having come out of the hot syrup last night. I noticed in the last half of blanching it, that some of the lemon peels had brown splotches on them. Does anyone know- does this discoloration come from Oxygen, or being too close to the heat? Some peel has turned brown while on metal racks for drying. Maybe chemical reaction between peel and metal?
or some other chemical reaction? TIA ! oh, the browned peel and un-browned peel seem to taste the same....

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