10 Ways To Use Orange Peels Instead Of Throwing Them Away

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  • Most of us who eat oranges, normally throw out the peels, but what many of us are unaware of is that these peels are loaded with highly nutritious compounds that are beneficial for our health. Roxanne Goldberg over at remedydaily.com shares 12 ways to use orange peels.

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    Oranges are über-powerful citrus fruits jam-packed with vitamin C. You likely eat the occasional orange and maybe even press your own fresh orange juice at home. But what do you do with the peels? Before you throw them out, read this article! You just might find orange peels are your new secret ingredient to a healthier, happier you!

    1. Eat the zest. Orange zest is a delightfully bright ingredient used in a number of recipes. Bon Appetit has a number of recipes that feature orange zest in pastas, baked goods, sauces, vinaigrettes, and even fried foods.

    The peel of an orange has a higher concentration of the same nutrients found in the flesh of the orange, explains Dr. Mercola. However, simply munching on the peel can be rather unpleasant. The best way to consume orange peel, other than to grate the zest, is to toss orange peels in a blender with berries. Be sure to thoroughly wash the peel first.

    2. Blend into smoothies. The peel of an orange has a higher concentration of the same nutrients found in the flesh of the orange, explains Dr. Mercola. However, simply munching on the peel can be rather unpleasant. The best way to consume orange peel, other than to grate the zest, is to toss orange peels in a blender with berries. Be sure to thoroughly wash the peel first.

    Find more ways to use orange peels over at remedydaily.com.

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