Oranges , are commonly peeled and eaten fresh or squeezed for juice. Oranges are classified into two general categories: sweet and bitter. The sweet varieties are most commonly consumed. Bitter oranges are often used to make jam or marmalade. Oranges are also used in certain recipes as a food flavoring or garnish.
Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C. They are also a very good source of dietary fiber. In addition, oranges are a good source of B vitamins including vitamin B1, pantothenic acid, and folate as well as vitamin A, calcium, copper, and potassium
Orange rind also called orange zest is the colored outer skin peeled from the fruit orange. Like oranges , orange rinds are also beneficial for us.
Some benefits of Orange Rind:
Bad Breath: If you are suffering from bad breath… Chew an orange peel rather than a gum or a mouth freshener to cure bad breath.
Mosquito Repellent: Orange Peel is effective against mosquitoes. Apply fresh orange peels before leaving outside to prevent mosquito bites.
Hair and for dandruff: Mix grinded Orange Peel with water and leave it overnight. Apply this onto the hair to get rid of dandruff. This also helps to condition and cleanse.
Glowing face and shining nails: Orange Peel is considered as a boon for face and skin care as it cures blackheads, dead cells, acne , pores, blemishes, dark circles, dry skin, and brightens your face. It can also be applied with milk or curd for extra glow or for removing tan. You can also rub your nails with orange peel for shine.
Headache: Orange peel is also used as aroma therapy. It can treat headache, anxiety, and depression.
Cure Hangover: Mix orange peel and salt in boiling water for 20 mins . Drink it once it cools, to reduce hangover.
Digestion: Orange Peel is very helpful in reducing chances of constipation. It also helps in reducing gas, heartburn and vomiting. It will also help in proper liver functioning.