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Straight from France Crushed Bitter Orange Peel

3.5 oz

These bitter orange peels by Straight from France are rich in nutrients and antioxidants, such as provitamin A, folate, calcium, riboflavin, thiamine and vitamin B6.

Great in infusions, teas, tisanes and alcohols, orange peels can also be used to make jams, jellies, preserves and puddings.

Bitter orange has been cultivated since the 13th century in the Mediterranean basin. For centuries, the zest of bitter orange has been used in Chinese medicine to soothe digestive (eg. stomach aches) and cardiac disorders (high blood pressure).
In Europe, it is the essential oil from its bark that is used in the food industry, in perfumery and in the pharmaceutical industry, to flavor their creations.
Bitter orange peel is not well known in Western countries today, yet it can have interesting health benefits:

  • It dilates the bronchi and acts as a decongestant,
  • It is a mild sedative,
  • It has digestive, antidepressant and antispasmodic properties,
  • Orange peels may also help boost the immune system and promote weight loss
    Bitter orange is not the fruit of an orange tree, but that of the sour orange tree.