Orange peels are rich in vitamin C, polyphenols and have a high fiber content. But we mostly discard them after enjoying the inside fruit. Whereas, with help of little work we can use these orange peels for so many things. One thing which you have to really keep in mind is that you cannot use peels of store bought oranges as they might contain pesticides and harmful chemicals which don’t wash off easily. Use only organic or home grown fruits for these purposes. Here is how to use them….
Prepare fruity tea– Dried orange peels will bring a refreshing fruity flavor to your cup of tea. You can add herbs like cinnamon and a bit of cardamom for enhanced flavor. Citrus tea is very helpful in fighting nausea and indigestion. You can also use it to get over a hangover.
Candied orange peels– Well if you don’t know about the recipe then browse it through internet. Its very easy and once you taste it, you will never throw orange peels. Eat them as is, or use them as a garnisher for various dessert recipes.
Orange zest– Orange zest can be used in so many recipes. Be it cake, cookies, yougurt or salads, well you can use it in so many ways.
Orange zest butter or oils– You can infuse regular butter or olive oil with orange zest and use it for salads and sweet toast’s. You can also add other herbs like rosemary and basil leaves to these infused oils and butter recipes.
Flavored Salt– You can also make flavored salt with dried orange powder or zest, rosemary, thyme and red chili flakes. Have this with seasonal fruits and you will love the taste.