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TIP OF THE DAY: Save Those Orange Peels

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Don’t toss the peel! Photo courtesy
IdaLovesGreen.com.
 

Some people prefer a banana, others an apple. Our go-to hand fruit is a bright, juicy orange. We eat enough of them to engender the question of how to repurpose the peel.

Beyond zesting and making candied orange peel, we published a piece on what to do with leftover orange peels around the house.

But with the arrival of warmer weather this spring, another use emerged. We found ourselves brewing lots of iced tea. One day, we were drinking a glass while peeling an orange.

And then, like the apocryphal story of the boy with the chocolate running into the boy with peanut butter (voilà: peanut butter cups), we put the two together.

  • Brewing iced tea? Add the peels to steep with the hot water and tea. Result: a subtle orange flavor and aroma.
  • Drinking ready-made iced tea? Twist a piece of peel to release the oils and drop it into the glass. You can do the same with plain or sparkling water or a soft drink.
  • Not drinking anything at the moment? Freeze the peels until you need them.
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    And of course, you can do the same with a cup of hot tea.
    Banana fans: Here’s what you can do with leftover banana peels.
      




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