Tea – Orange Peel
Dried orange peels are an excellent addition to many teas. You can also enjoy them in baked goods, salad oils, and a variety of beverages from cocktails to soda water. Peels are rich with vitamin C and potassium and all the benefits they bring. As a scent, orange peels are an excellent addition to potpourri.
A Bit of History
The Spanish brought oranges and lemons to Florida in the 16th century. They were later shipped to northern ports were they were a favorite of European Americans. They used the peel in many ways – candied, in beverages, as ingredients in some of the most exquisite 18th and 19th century desserts.