What to do with the orange peels. Image: NFGuzenko Shutterstock
Many people throw orange peels in the trash can. However, it is a very useful part of the fruit. You can use it for infusions, salads, as a repellent, among many other uses.
Oranges are one of the most consumed fruits in the world, but their peel is often wasted. The saddest thing is that it has phytochemicals and flavonoids that are very beneficial for your health.
How to use the orange peel.
Clean and polish stainless steel.
Rub to shine and eliminate bad odors. It can be used for pans and sinks.
Repellent mosquitos and ants.
Insects don’t like citrus smells. It is also convenient to use it in the fridge to eliminate annoying odors. It is enough to put the peel with a little salt for two weeks.
In the previous video you can see how to get orange flour, you can use it for example to make cakes.
Candied orange peels.
Learning how to make candied orange peels is a fairly simple process that we can do quite quickly. Instructions.
Orange peel marmalade.
Jam with orange peel. Image: lizabarbiza Shutterstock
Here is the recipe to prepare it, if you like candied orange, you cannot miss it.
Orange peel tea.
You will need a teaspoon of dried orange peel, a quarter of a liter of natural water, cinnamon sticks and sweetener. Peel an orange, cut it into small pieces. Let it dry.
Boil the water and add a tablespoon of dry peel. Cook for ten minutes, add cinnamon and a tablespoon of sugar.
The benefits of the infusion are as follows:
You take hesperidin and polymethoxyflavones.
They are powerful anti- inflammatory agents that can help with arthritis, joint pain, redness, and swelling.
It can help keep our blood sugar level stable. It allows probiotic bacteria to grow in the gut, which supports the immune system.
It contains more vitamin C than the orange itself, so it is good for helping to speed up the healing of a cold.
Rub an orange peel gently over your teeth to freshen your breath and help keep your teeth white.
Rub gently during bathing to remove impurities and promote circulation.
Wash the shells well. Mix with olive oil and add to complement salads.
Air freshener with orange peel.
We can use the orange to make homemade flavoring along with Cinnamon and Spices.
We will need an orange, two cinnamon sticks (or 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon), 1/2 tablespoon of cloves (or 1/8 teaspoon of ground cloves), 1/2 tablespoon of pepper (or 1/4 teaspoon of allspice ), 1 tablespoon of star anise (optional).
Silk with orange peels.
The peels of oranges are a by-product that is now used to make an ecological and sustainable fabric. A fabric that in a high degree of purity is similar to the silk that is already used by luxury designers in the competitive world of fashion. More information Orange Fiber.
Roses with orange peels.
“Orange Roses”, you can decorate with a fantastic mixture of dried flower petals. You can design and make your own ecological decorative designs yourself. Learn here to do them.
How to dehydrate orange peel and pulverize it.