Despite its reputation as a waste product, the peel of the orange fruit is also highly useful across multiple applications. It’s a popular botanical ingredient for gins where it adds a zesty touch to drinks, it’s also found in jams, drinks and orange flavoured products. The peel is also rich in nutrients that can boost skincare when applied topically. The dried peel can also be ground into a powder but still retains its healing properties.
The dried peel of the orange is highly versatile for the food industry and can be added to soft drinks, fruit beverages, jams, marmalades and orange-flavoured products. Depending on the end result you’re aiming for you can opt for either a sweet tasting orange peel, or a bitter variety.
The dried peel of the orange is widely used in gin production – both the sweet and the bitter varieties. The gentle citrus taste of this botanical pairs well with spicy or earthy gins to give it a new dimension. Cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and cassia all work well – as does a hint of rosemary. Whether you opt for the sweet or bitter variety will of course affect the flavour profile of your gin – traditional recipes used the Seville orange, which is bitter, as at one point these were the only oranges available. In the 15th century the sweet orange became popular and has remained so ever since.
Dried orange peel also has a number of uses for the beauty industry. It can be included in pot pourri mixes and added to bath salts or scrubs for its decorative qualities. But there’s also far more to orange peel than meets the eye – did you know for example it’s the healthiest part of the fruit? The peel contains a higher level of vitamin C than the fleshy insides – which is great for your skin as it helps to protect it from free radical damage. This makes it a great addition to facial skincare as it can fight against ageing and encourage healthy, glowing skin.
Whether you’re looking for large quantities of orange peel for food or drink production, or to incorporate into skincare products, Joseph Flach & Sons can deliver. We have strong trading partnerships with growers across the world and only deal with high quality botanical ingredients.
All of this backed up by our strong knowledge and experience – our friendly team can advise you should you have any questions.
We offer orange peel in the following forms:
Orange Peel Cut Bitter – Botanical name: Citrus aurantium
Orange Peel Cut Sweet – Botanical name: Citrus aurantium
Orange Peel Powder – Sweet – Botanical name: Citrus aurantium
Orange Peel Bitter Ribbons & Quarters – Botanical name: Citrus aurantium
Orange Peel Ribbons Bitter – Botanical name: Citrus aurantium
Orange Peel Ribbons Sweet – Botanical name: Citrus sinensis
Please note that many botanicals come in different forms and grades which may determine or improve their suitability for certain applications. At Joseph Flach & Sons we carry a large range of products in various forms and grades. Please do check with our experts if you require a specific grade or form and they will be delighted to help you.
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