Traditional Use: For hundreds of years, herbalists trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have used mature mandarin orange peel, known as chen pi or ju pi in Chinese medicine, to improve digestion, relieve intestinal gas and bloating, and resolve phlegm.
Common Use: It’s best-known uses in western cuisine include candied orange peel that is made by boiling the peel in a syrup. Candied orange peel can be consumed by itself or you can use it to garnish cakes and cocktails. Marmalade is another popular western use for orange peels. It is also great for flavoring homemade cranberry sauce and can be added to tea blends.
Dispensing: In fact, just 1 tablespoon (6 grams) of orange peel provides 14% of the Daily Value (DV) of vitamin C — nearly 3 times more than the inner fruit. The same serving also packs about 4 times more fiber.
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