Don’t Throw Away Those Orange Peels! Orange Peel Tea

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Don’t Throw Away Those Orange Peels! Orange Peel Tea http://goo.gl/eFFgtgWe all love oranges? Once they come into season we enjoy their delicious, juicy flavor almost daily.

Do you throw orange peels?!
What do you do with your orange peels?!

When you eat your orange and then break the peel up into smaller pieces. Fresh orange peels are delicious in herb waters, add them to soups and stews or slow cook them with chicken or duck. Grate fresh orange peel into cookies and breads or add a zesty flavor to sweets and desserts.

When you will finish this , let them sit out at room temperature on a screen until they are crispy. Once dried, store them in a jar in your spice cabinet. You now have a satisfying and revitalizing ingredient to use in your meal preparations throughout the year.

This is very taste and orange peel not only adds a nice flavor to your food but it makes a very good tasting tea. Orange, tangerine and mandarin peel teas are traditionally used for coughs that are due to excessive phlegm in the lungs. It is a good tea to drink if you have lots of mucus, chronic chest congestion or a wet cough. Citrus peels are considered a valuable medicinal herb and are a popular ingredient in many Chinese Medicine tonics.


Orange Peel Tea

Don’t Throw Away Those Orange Peels! Orange Peel Tea http://goo.gl/eFFgtgIf you want to make orange peel tea simply put fresh or dried orange peels and water into a pot with a lid on, bring everything to a boil and then turn off the heat. Let the orange peels steep for one hour or more, then strain them from the water and discard the used peels.
Ingredients:
– 1 tablespoon chopped dried orange peel per one cup of water
– 2 tablespoons fresh chopped orange peel per cup of water
Instructions:
  1. If you are using fresh orange peels, chop them into ¼ inch sized pieces
  2. If you are using dried orange peels, crush them a little with a mortar and pestle
  3. Place chopped or crushed orange peels and water into a pot with a lid on it. I use stainless steel Revere pots; glass and enamel pots also work well
  4. Bring water and herbs to a boil and then immediately turn off the fire
  5. Let orange peels steep for one hour
  6. Using a metal strainer, remove the herbs from the tea and pour the tea into a teacup or pitcher
  7. Drink warm or at room temperature
Notes:
  1. The shelf life of this tea is about two days if kept covered in the refrigerator

Citrus peels are loaded with vitamin C and pectin.

Pectin, also present in apples, is a carbohydrate that feeds the beneficial bacterial in your gastrointestinal tract. Your gut is full of creepy crawly bacteria, and you are a walking colony of bugs, an apartment complex for hundreds of different types of living organisms that can only be seen with a microscope. This beneficial micro flora, compliments the immune system, helps us digest nutrients and keeps pathogenic bacteria in check.Every day our vitality is intricately connected to the health of our gut bugs. We all eat sugar ridden foods and when we do this, you feed the bacteria that make you sick, when you eat orange peels; you feed the beneficial bacteria that keeps you healthy. Don’t throw away that orange peel…..Orange peels chase away mucus and ward off colds and flu with its antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. Orange peels also help with sluggish digestion and are effective for treating gas, bloating and nausea.Lot of us throw away this part of their orange eating experience just because we aren’t aware of how beneficial the orange peels are.You must try it, it is natures give away, you get a free packet of delicious tea every time you eat an orange.

 

 


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