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Orange Peel

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Orange Peel

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Many herbalists and tea blenders keep dried orange peel on hand to add to their blends. Many people throw these precious gems away without realizing the potential benefits that they have when made into a tea. They are incredibly rich in vitamins and trace minerals. Teas that are made with orange peel are believed to have a hefty amount of potassium, vitamin A, and calcium. Apparently, there is a higher amount of these minerals in the orange peel than there is in the actual fruit of the plant.

Orange peels are also believed to be rich in beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A by the body and might play an important role in eye health.  Orange peels are loaded with pectin as well. Herbalist sometimes uses orange peel to assist with the treatment of indigestion and heartburn due to its bitter nature which may work to counter these issues.

Tasting Notes

Dried orange peels have a delicate and slightly bitter flavor that works well with most other ingredients. It is an excellent choice for those who are in need of an ingredient to cut through and balance out the sweetness in their tea. It also works to balance out otherwise perfumey herbs such as lavender. It lends a really lovely citrus note to tea blends without being overwhelming. They are slightly astringent and mildly drying on the palate.

  • Citrus
  • Bitter
  • Tangy
  • Mildly sweet

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