Known for being digestive, laxative, and diuretic, the tangerine peel has important medicinal properties, such as lowering cholesterol and glycemia, which is sugar in the blood. Did you know it?
Do you call this fruit tangerine or mandarin orange? Did you know its official name is tangerine?
Mandarin orange is only one of the types of this fruit.
No matter which variety, they all carry the same properties, such as high ascorbic acid levels, one of the active forms of vitamin C, a potent natural antioxidant. It is also a source of fiber and potassium.
Eating tangerines regularly offer many health benefits and even prevents diseases.
And, if that wasn’t enough, the tea made with tangerine peels has incredible benefits, including lowering cholesterol levels.
So, next time you buy tangerines, it could be a good idea to pay more attention to the peel, which usually ends up in the trash!
Tangerine peel is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, niacin, vitamin C, calcium, and phosphorus.
It also contains high levels of antioxidants that help the body fight off diseases.
In traditional Chinese medicine, tangerine peels help with digestion and calm the stomach, besides balancing the blood sugar levels, detoxifying the liver, and alleviating stress.
According to this ancient medicine, tangerine tea maintains the body temperature and is good during flu season.
To get all these benefits, the tangerine peels for the tea should be dehydrated.
To make tangerine peel tea, you need to:
Peel a tangerine and put the peels on a baking tray. Leave it under the sun for a few days.
Store the dehydrated peels in a bag and keep them in the fridge for up to three months.
To make the tea, add the dehydrated peels to boiling water and let it infuse for 3 minutes. Then, strain and drink without sweetening.
Besides lowering cholesterol, tangerine peel tea is also great for insomnia and fighting stress.
Incredibly easy to do, isn’t it?
Did you know the benefits of tangerine peels?