Normally, when you use oranges for dessert or to drink, it’s habitual to throw away the peel. However, did you know that there is a big amount of benefits you should not miss?
You can use the peel for a natural medical solution at home for its many healing properties. Use it in desserts, drinks or meals or even as atmosphere creator or as an insect repellent!
Orange peel as a remedy for health
The orange peel has various benefits for your health:
- Stimulation of digestion. Take an extract to relieve stomach or intestinal problems.
- Against infections. The orange-peel is rich in natural antioxidants (vitamins A, like all fruits and vegetables with an orange color, and, of course, vitamins C) which stimulate a proper functioning of the immune system and futhermore fight against infections.
- Helps to bring down cholestrol. The orange peel contains a type of flavonoid with large properties to metabolize the fat in blood and reduce it to facilitate the removal.
- To lose weight. Because of its ability to stimulate the removal of fat, an orange peel infusion is recommended to add to the diet.
How do I get infusions of the orange peel?
It is so easy to get infusions of the orange peel. Grate the orange peel and put in water (only use a half tablespoon, which is sufficient to an infusion). Let it simmer for five minutes and rest for three minutes. And there it is!
In the summer you can add some ice cubes, a little bit minced or raw cinnamon or a bit honey if you like it sweet. Fresh, healthy and delicious.
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How to use the orange peel for dessert?
If you want to take advantage of the properties of the orange peel and if you love chocolate, we recommend our Delicacies of Oranges and Chocolate, handmade prepared and based on the natural orange peel and dipped in cocoa. It is like a treat, but much more healthy!
Candied orange or orange in syrup is another sweet way to use an orange peel. You can eat it like this or add sugar or chocolate. You can also use it to decorate desserts or to soften stronger cheeses and give them a special touch.
Orange marmelade also contains peel. We can emphasize that for making jam you can use the crushed peel beside the pulp, but you also can do it in a more elaborate way, like Orange Marmalade in the English Style. In this type of marmalades, the peel is cutted in fine elongated pieces, resulting in a more gelatinous jam.
You should be aware that the oranges you chose to candy are natural and have the best quality, both by the thickness of the peel, its level of bitterness and the thickness of the white part of the orange. To be natural, like ours, avoid ingesting preservatives or additives or remains of chemical processes.
Orange peel at home
Orange peel is also used as a natural atmosphere creator. Together with cinnamon it will have a formidable smell. Empty the peel of its soft remains, cut them into small pieces and let it dry on a plate, while it gives odour to your come.
It also seems like the orange peel functions as an insect repellent. The peel contains a compound that has insecticidal properties which you can keep your house free of mosquitoes. If so, it will be a good alternative to the harmful chemicals that can harm childeren or your pet. We haven’t tested it yet, lets see if we dare tonight!
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