It’s shocking that orange peel has about four times more fiber in it than the actual orange fruit that we eat-not to mention more tangeretin and nobiletin (which both have cancer fighting properties).
Since ancient times, the orange peel has been valued for its medicinal properties and health benefits. Most of us simply eat the orange and throw the peel, but in that way miss important nutrients that it contains.
Here are seven positive benefits of the orange peel:
There are 10.6 grams of fibers in 100g. of orange peel. Fibers ensure healthy digestive system, regulate the normal bowel movement including constipation, gas and bloating.
The orange peel contains a high percentage of vitamin C
This vitamin plays a major role in strengthening the immune system and makes it more resistant to viruses and colds.
The orange peel is rich in calcium
Calcium is an important mineral that plays a key role in bone health, heart health, muscle, nerves and teeth. 100g. of orange peel contain 161mg of calcium.
The orange peel is rich in flavonoids
Flavonoids are known to be beneficial for the health. Hesperetin, which has antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anticancer and analgesic properties, has the highest concentration in the peel.
Chewing the orange peel can help alleviate bad breath
By chewing small pieces of the orange peel you can get rid of any foul odor in your mouth. It also fights against cavities and keeps your breath fresher for longer.
Orange peel against hangover
A mixture of the orange peel and salt in water which boils for 10 minutes can reduce the classic symptoms of hangover -- headache, dizziness, vomiting drives etc.
Orange peel for skin and face care
The orange peel is a boon for face and skin care, it reduces the dark circles under the eyes, tightens pores, prevents acne etc. The combination of orange peel with yogurt on your face will give you a fresh, rested and cheerful look with extra youthful glow.