Spices

Orange peel

Spices

Orange peel

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Description

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NAME: Citrus aurantium var. Aurantium

FAMILY: Runtaceae

ORIGIN: Croatia

APPEARANCE: yellow-orange color

TASTE: citrusy and bitter

HEALING POWERS: rich in minerals, fiber, vitamins A and C, improves digestion, speeds up metabolism, reduces cholesterol, alleviates flu-like symptoms, bronchitis

PART OF PLANT: Peel

PROCESSING METHOD: the the skin is peeled, cut into smaller pieces, and then dried

Fun fact

  • an orange peel can be eaten directly for oral hygiene

Usage

COOKERY: 
  • desserts, meat dishes, stews
CATERING/HOSPITALITY: 
  • preparation of tea, but also warm drinks such as punch and boiled wine, grog, and beverages extended with tonic or soda, cocktail decoration

Packing and storage

  • dark, dry place at room temperature
  • shelf life: 24 months

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