Yes, eating orange peel in moderation can provide the body with important health benefits. The orange peel alone contains essential nutrients such as pectin, which improves the intestines, and flavonoid phytonutrients, which contributes to heart health. The consumption of orange peel also has been known to fight skin cancer (Livestrong, 2011). The downside to eating orange peels is that the oils may interfere with the effects of vitamin A (Juicing for Health, 2011).
Only if it is organic. Orange peels contain high levels of many beneficial nutrients like vitamin C and calcium. Orange peels also have many phytonutrients that are beneficial for fighting many diseases. There are also anti-inflammatory benefits from nutrients found in the peels. Apparently, orange peels are also good at reducing cholesterol. I have also read that the orange matter in orange peels is beneficial to the nervous system, but I was not able to confirm this.
Yes! An orange peel has zinc, selenium, magnesium, iron, copper, calcium, potassium, vitamin A, C, and E, and much more. Just make sure to wash the peel first!
Even though the orange peel contains many health benefits, you want to make sure that the peel is washed and clean before you eat it. Oranges travel long distances to supermarkets and can contract many different types of germs. This also goes for saying with any type of peelable fruit.
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