Orange peel abounds with flavonoids which protect against chronic diseases, heart diseases. In comparison, 3.5 grams of orange peel contains 136 mg of vitamin C, and the whole orange contains 71 mg of vitamin C.
Orange peel also contains significant amounts of calcium, copper, magnesium, vitamin A, folate and other B vitamins, and dietary fiber. The peel is rich in hesperidin, a flavonoid that has been shown to reduce high blood pressure and cholesterol. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Additional health benefits:
Improvement of food digestion and accelerated metabolism,
healthy weight loss (low in calories and high-quality fiber, making them a useful food if you’re trying to lose weight).
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