Bespoke delights – citrus peels

Is it safe to eat citrus peels?

Not only can you eat orange peels, you can actually benefit from doing so.
Eating orange peels can help protect against skin
cancer, due to the naturally occurring limonene chemical.
It also acts as an anti-inflammatory. In addition, orange peels contain polyphenols,
which are being studied for potential anti-cancer properties.

Orange peels also contain more Vitamin C than the inside of the fruit,
with 1 tablespoon accounting for almost 14% of the daily recommended amount.
The increased fiber in them can keep cholesterol levels low, and helps maintain
blood sugar levels.

Consuming large quantities of orange peel can cause
an upset stomach,
so be sure to eat it in moderation.

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