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Organic Orange Peel

Organic Orange Peel
Organic Orange Peel
Organic Orange Peel Organic Orange Peel

Organic Orange Peel

SKU
301164 001
$6.27
Net Weight:
1.6 oz
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Brimming with the energetic perfume of sunny days and cool, nurturing evenings, our Organic Orange Peel brings the flavor of Florida oranges to your countertop. Because this product is primarily made from the flavor-packed peel—the leathery, brightly colored part of the rind—the orange essence it delivers is surprisingly deep and oily. The peel, also known as the zest, contains up to 2.5% volatile oils by weight when fresh. When dried, the oils concentrate and become even more pronounced, creating their deep flavor and buttery mouthfeel.

The volatile oils in orange peels, and citrus in general, are strangely potent. The dominant component in orange oil is limonene, a chemical compound that contributes heavily to classic citrus flavors and aromas. Limonene is often added to cleaning products because it is a natural solvent, and is used to dissolve oils. Because limonene is so abundant in orange oil, when undiluted, orange oil cannot be stored in plastic containers. The limonene in it will eat through the plastic, since plastic is petroleum-based. Once diluted into a neutral carrier oil, orange oils are much more stable, though prolonged exposure will often cause plastic to degrade over time. Limonene is also being examined as a potential building block to new polymers that are not reliant on fossil fuels for stability, so limonene may replace the thing it can already destroy.

 

Tips From Our Kitchen

 

Organic Orange Peel is often thought of in regards to sweets, and this zest is exceptional in cookies; add to biscotti, or make orange shortbread with citrus icing. Amp up marmalades with an extra blast of rich zest. Make orange caramel and pour over vanilla ice cream. Toss with sugar over strawberries and macerate; serve with whipped cream for a light summer dessert. For savory applications, rehydrate in water and make a marinade for chicken or fish with Organic Orange Peel and rosemary. Sauté spinach with garlic and orange for a traditional Greek side dish. Add at the end of cooking when making orange chicken with sesame, or stir into soy sauce for a fresh dipping sauce. Craft brewers often use orange peel in their brewing, so if you’re home-brewing, try your hand at a specialty citrus ale.

To rehydrate Organic Orange Peel, add three parts of water to everyone one part peel and let it sit for about 15 minutes.

This product may contain up to 2.5% pith.

Our Organic Orange Peel is a product of the USA.

 

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving

Calories7

% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g

Cholesterol0mg0%

Sodium0.2mg0%

Total Carbohydrate1.6g1%

Dietary Fiber1.3g5%

Total Sugars0.1g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g

Protein0.1g0%

Vitamin D0mcg0%

Calcium10mg1%

Iron0mg0%

Potassium14mg0%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

5 out of 5
2 total ratings.

Dominique T. (Verified buyer) 02/18/2022
Very nice! Such a nice addition to my recipes. I ordered it to make some steamed Cantonese beef balls, and discovered how versatile the spice actually was. I am using it in my smoothies and salad dressings.

Timothy C. (Verified buyer) 12/02/2021
Just what I needed Since starting a Keto diet I bake a lot of desert loaves. Needed orange peel for my favorite and in my opinion these are the best. Great product, I have never been disappointed.
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