Since ancient times, the orange peel was valued for its medicinal properties and health benefits. Most of us simply eat the orange and throw the peel, but we miss out very important nutrients that the peel contains.
Below we present 7 benefits that you can have from the orange peel
1. Orange peel is a rich in fibers
In 100 g. peel there are 10.6 grams of fibers. They are providing healthy digestive system, regulating constipation, gas and bloating.
2. Contains a high percentage of vitamin C
Vitamin C plays big role in strengthening the immune system. It also makes it more resistant to colds and viruses.
3. Orange peel is rich in calcium
Calcium is an important mineral that plays a key role in heart health, bone health, nerves, muscles and teeth. In 100 g. orange peel there is 161 mg. calcium.
4. It is rich with flavonoids
Flavonoids are known to have health benefits. With the greatest concentration in the peel is hesperetin, compound with antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, anticancer, antiviral and analgesic properties
5. Chewing the orange peel can help you to alleviate bad breath
6. Orange peel against hangover
Make a mixture of salt and orange peel and put it in boiling water. Leave it for 20 minutes. This mixture can reduce classic symptoms of hangover.
7. Orange peel for face and skin care
Orange peel is very good for face and skin care ( it reduces the dark circles under the eyes, prevents acne, tightens the pores, etc.). Combining yogurt and orange peel on your face will bestow a fresh, rested and cheerful look with extra youthful glow.