I eat orange peel
I eat an orange every day. About every third orange, I slice the peel, put it in a small amount of water and zap it in the microwave, drain, and do it again and drain. Then I soak it in sugar water for a day. Sometimes I save that water for my tea. I drain the water and sprinkle the peel with sugar and keep it in the frig in a closed container, where I munch a few slices a day for something tangy and sweet (much less sugar than a piece of candy). I used to let the slices dry out and then sugar them, but it didn’t really change the taste. If I were serving them at a party as sugared orange peels, I’d probably do it the right way. I don’t think I’ve discovered all the health benefits that this web page reports (lower cholesterol, anti-inflammatory, weight loss), but at least I haven’t had a cold in 18 months, which is pretty unusual for me. Or it’s a fluke. Either way,I’ve become rather fond of the peels. I sometimes chop them (after I’ve prepared them) in small pieces and add to fruit salads.
Always read instructions for cleaning the peel.Cross posted at Collecting my thoughts.