Picture of peeled oranges in plastic containers causes outrage online

A picture of pre-peeled oranges in plastic containers has caused outrage online and prompted Whole Foods to pull the product.

The image, tweeted by Nathalie Gordon, has been retweeted more than 50,000 times and sparked a range of responses.

She wrote alongside the picture: "If only nature would find a way to cover these oranges so we didn't need to waste so much plastic on them."

One person responded: "That makes me unbelievably angry actually."

Another said: "I guess people are too busy to peel an orange!"

However, some people pointed out that the pre-peeled oranges were handy for the elderly and disabled.

"While it looks like a waste to you and I, many senior citizens struggle to swallow an orange let alone peel one," said one tweeter.

Whole Foods also responded to Nathalie's tweet, saying it was a "mistake" and that the product had been pulled.