Don’t Throw it in the Trash: Top 3 Ways to Use Orange Peels

You’ve eaten an orange, but you don’t want to throw the rind away? Then don’t throw it away! It can be used at home for good. Mmmm, oranges! How much use are these juicy orange fruits? Even their peel is a valuable product that will come in handy in any home.

Orange peels and vinegar

After a hearty lunch of oranges, collect all the peels and place them tightly in a jar. Fill to the brim with vinegar and leave for two weeks in a dark, cool place. During this time, the peels will give all their flavor and usefulness, and you will get a wonderful cleanser as a result.

For convenience, pour the resulting solution into a bottle with a sprayer. Apply the orange vinegar to the surface and wipe it off: that will make the dirt and grease disappear. It can also be added to water when cleaning floors because it is a real eco-product with your own hands.

What else can orange peels be used for?

Make a flavorful condiment. Yes, yes, orange peels are a great addition to meat and poultry dishes, add flavor to rice dishes and fill your favorite coffee with a citrus flavor.

To do this, grate the zest (the orange and juiciest part of the peel) on a fine grater. Dry the zest and mix it with salt or sugar. Accordingly, you’ll have flavorful salt for hot dishes and orange sugar for drinks.

Make a gourmet tea. The easiest thing you can do with orange peels is to add them to tea. But you have to do it wisely. Cut the white part off the peels as much as possible, and chop the remaining orange into small pieces. Dry the orange pieces at room temperature and add them to the dried tea. To make it really, really tasty, add cardamom or a sprig of badjan on top. We guarantee your girlfriends will love your orange tea!

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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